This is the first installment of a dedicated CCEF page for pastors and ministry leaders. All are invited, but the content here will be geared to those of you in church ministry because of your unique calling and challenges.
Our goal is to encourage you in your pastoral care and counsel, to keep you informed about what is happening in the world of counseling, and offer strategies for equipping your church for the ministry of mutual care. We plan to send you a package of digital materials each month. It might include short book reviews, podcasts, articles, pieces to distribute to your church, or conference talks by our faculty and others.
This first package will serve as a foundation for what is to come. We are making available six articles written by CCEF faculty that appeared in the Journal of Biblical Counseling. If you are new to biblical counseling these will help you to get oriented, and if you are not new, perhaps you will find something here you have not considered before. The six articles are:
These articles will help answer the question: What is biblical counseling? We know that in some ways, even using the word counseling is cumbersome because it suggests something professional and scheduled—just for the experts. But we think of biblical counseling as wise conversations in which we join the daily struggles of life with the many words and promises of God that are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. For you who work in the church, It is what you do every day.
Welcome to CCEF for Pastors.
The articles are available below and will be present on this page for the foreseeable future. Work through them at your own pace.
Notice also that we are asking for your suggestions for future content on the form located further down. We look forward to hearing from you.