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). 

How it Works

Through the SBC-IBC Partnership, the IBC-Partnership is able to offer CCEF SBC courses at a discounted rate ($525 for a 3 credit course versus $650 through the SBC General Program). Students may audit the courses at half-price. As a requirement of the IBC-Partnership, class cohorts must meet in person (live or Zoom) at least once throughout the 10-week course. Meeting schedule varies by course. Online Instructors (OI's) are provided by the IBC-Partnership. While students may take courses through either the SBC General Program or the IBC-Partnership, to obtain the discounted prices students must register under the IBC-Partnership. NOTE that students need not attend Immanuel to take courses through the IBC-Partnership.

Registration is open between 07/15/23 and 08/10/23. The term begins on 09/11/23 and ends 11/18/23. For continuing students in the IBC-Partnership, click here, log in to Genius and register for the next term. New students please click here and follow the registration instructions.


Applied Theology of the Person (ATP)

Who am I? Who are we? This is a practical theology course examining Scripture’s unfolding answer to personal identity and corporate humanity. This course will give you a theological framework for understanding yourself and those around you so that you may know people better and help them more effectively. In ATP you will gain a clear and biblical understanding of the image of God in man as seen throughout Scripture. You will also grow in your ability to apply what the Bible says about who we are in both personal and ministry contexts, particularly life issues and struggles. ATP begins on 09/11/23 and ends on 11/18/23.
Course Description with sample lecture

Pricing for These Courses

To receive these prices, you must register through the Immanuel webpage.

Course Credit Non-Credit Add Spouse
Add Spouse
ATP $525.00 $262.50 $425.00* $262.50

*Spousal discount is for the same course and applies only to credit offerings. Spouse must have taken Dynamics of Biblical Change or Helping Relationships to take Applied Theology of the Person. Please contact Bob Hartman if a spouse is accompanying the primary student.


Limited scholarships are available to Immanuel ministry leaders and their spouses. Contact Pastor Bob Hartman at Immanuel Bible Church for more information.

1 - Application to WTS; and other stipulations apply. https://westminstercommunity.force.com/admissionsfaqs/s/article/Can-I-transfer-classes-I-took-through-CCEF

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