CCEF Fall Term: Sept 12–Dec 12
Cohort Meetings at the Downtown Campus: Thursdays, 6:30–8:30pm, Sept 27; Oct 11 & 25; Nov 8 & 29; Dec 6
Come learn more about the local church as the context for Biblical Counseling through a combination of online and onsite training. The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
(CCEF) offers Counseling in the Local Church* during their fall term, September 12–December 12. Cohort meetings will be held at the Downtown Campus on six Thursdays.
*Dynamics of Biblical Change is a prerequisite for this course.
Course Instructor: Tim Lane
On-Site Recitation Instructor: Kevin Dau
Biblical counseling – is it just for the pastors and elders? Or for trained professionals? What does it look like to restore counseling to the local church? The purpose of this course is to:
- to broaden students’ understanding of counseling to include all relationships to build a thoroughly biblical understanding of the local church as a ministering community where everyone plays a part to help students find their place of ministry within the context of the local church and to help others do the same
- to see the importance of both public and private ministry of the Word and how they interrelate to examine present ministry opportunities
Topics covered include a biblical foundation for private ministry of the Word; the role of community and relationships in the process of sanctification; developing a practical ecclesiology; and developing an eye for ministry opportunities such as conflict resolution, evangelism, and church discipline.
Students will watch lectures, read materials, and write papers at home, and then meet together on six Thursdays face-to-face as a cohort to discuss lecture content, readings, and other questions about how to do biblical counseling in the context of the local church. Come take advantage of this unique opportunity!
This course is taught at a graduate level, though you do not need any prior degrees to participate. The courses can be taken for credit, or they can be audited. Auditing is less expensive, but taking the courses for credit allows the Recitation Instructor to provide feedback on all assignments, which facilitates growth and understanding for each of the students. The tuition is $385 if taken for credit, and $275 if audited.