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Who is CCEF?

For the last 50 years, the mission of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) has been to “restore Christ to counseling and counseling to the local church.” They train pastors, counselors and ministry leaders to work skillfully in the biblical care of souls. To this end, CCEF’s School of Biblical Counseling (SBC) offers affordable graduate-level distance learning. Online courses are taught by professors at Westminster Theological Seminary from their Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program, and cohorts of students are guided and graded by trained Online Instructors. CCEF courses are internationally renowned, and available to anyone; no application or prior educational degrees are required! Courses may be taken either for credit or audit, and up to five courses may be transferred towards Westminster’s MAC degree.1 The SBC offers two certificate programs: Foundation (2 courses), and Essentials (5 additional courses). 

The Dynamics of Biblical Change
Begins September 16, 2024; registration opens July 1, 2024

Dynamics of Biblical Change, taught by the late Dr. David Powlison and current CCEF Executive Director Alisdair Groves, is a transformational, self-counseling course. We strongly recommend it for every Christian! The way you counsel (read "disciple") other people is determined by how you understand God, yourself, other people, life’s pressures, and change. After all, how can we help others change if we don't have a firm grasp on how we ourselves change?

Dynamics will answer these and other questions:

  • How do people (and specifically you) face the troubles of life?
  • What is God's perspective on either sin or suffering?
  • How does Christ’s past grace, present grace, and future grace speak to our hearts and change how we live our daily lives?

Dynamics is a 3-credit course, delivered virtually and graded by a trained Online Instructor, with whom you will interact weekly. For more information, navigate to the CCEF website: https://www.ccef.org/course/dynamics-of-biblical-change. DBC runs 10 weeks and ends on November 23, 2024.

How it Works

As of 2024, CCEF offers group discounts! For any group of 5 or more students taking the same course (whether certificate-eligible or audit), CCEF now offers a 50% tuition discount for Formation Certificate courses (Dynamics of Biblical Change & Helping Relationships), and a 25% tuition discount for Essentials Certificate Courses. Registration is directly through CCEF (https://www.ccef.org/school).

To receive the group discount of 50%, please email Bob Hartman prior to registration to (1) assemble the minimum group of 5 students and (2) receive the group discount code. Email Bob at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible, not later than July 22, 2024.


Pricing for the Dynamics of Biblical Change is as follows:

Certificate Eligible $750 $375 $350
Audit $375 $187.50 $175

Immanuel Bible Church Scholarships

Assuming a group of 5 or more, the Dynamics of Biblical Change is already a bargain! For Immanuel leaders (elders, deacons, ministry leaders, ABF Presidents, teachers, Immanuel counselors, and their spouses), a limited scholarship program exists. Please contact Bob Hartman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

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