Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF)

Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation

By Abigail Conners


I. Overview

The Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) is an organization that supports the idea that the body of Christ provides the care and counseling that a person needs.  Their beliefs are founded on the truth and authority of Scripture.  Though they categorize themselves as Protestants, they encourage and have fellowship with those who have different theological positions.  They confidently stand by the teaching of God’s word and point folks towards Jesus Christ and his grace for progressive lasting change through Biblical Counseling.

2. History

CCEF was founded by Jay Adams and John Bettler in the 1960’s once the movement for Biblical Counseling was started.  They have various locations like Philadelphia, New England, and Montana.  They host conferences as well as speaking events that are posted regularly on their website.  Different materials and sources are also offered to the public, them being blogs, podcasts, and videos.  They have grown to be a powerful organization that has been an influence in the Biblical Counseling Movement.

II. Resources

A. Leaders

Board Members of CCEF [1]:

Barbara Aills

David Harvey

David W. Budnick

Deepak Reju

Richard M. Horne

Rod Mays

Steve D. Estes

Steve Midgley

Staff of CCEF [1]:

Andy Coleman (I.T. Manager)

Anne Pettit (SBC Student Services Coordinator, Graphic Design)

Brandon Peterson (Resources & Customer Service Manager)

Brian Stenson (Development Associate)

Bruce Eaton (Facilities & fiche Manager, JBC Editor)

Carly Robinson (SBC Manager)

Charlotte Eastlack (Director of Business & Finance)

Dave Casey (Staff Accountant)

Deb Peart (Receptionist)

Denise Wilson (Receptionist)

Esther Lou (Executive Assistant)

Eunice Ko ( Counseling Ministries Administrator)

Jen Jane (Counseling Ministries)

Jeremy Eshelman (Communications)

Jimmy Adkins (Manager of Marketing and Communications)

Jodie McMullen (Customer Service Representative)

Joao Bassett (Speaking Events Manager)

Jonathan Morgan (SBC Student and Alumni Success Coordinator)

Jordan Showalter (SBC Administrative Assistant)

Kimberly Monroe (JBC Managing Editor)

Laura Andrews (SBC Online Instruction Manager)

Lauren Whitman (JBC Editor)

Lynette English (SBC Course Designer)

Megan Wong (Director of Development & Advancement)

Miriam Hertzog (Development Coordinator & Supporting Church Liaison)

Rebecca Eaton (Online Instruction Assistant)

Sam Alex (Counseling Ministries Administrative Assistant)

Sarah Gammage (Customer Service Representative)

William Baublitz III (Conference Manager)


B. Publications

C. Journals

The Journal of Biblical Counseling

D. Books

Here are some:

Safe and Sound: Standing Firm in Spiritual Battles by David Powlison

Untangling Emotions by Alastair Groves, Winston Smith

Child Proof: Parenting by Faith, Not Formula by Julie Lowe

Caring For One Another: 8 Ways to Cultivate Meaningful Relationships

God’s Grace In Your Suffering by David Powlison

E. Minibooks

Here are some:

Opiate-Related Disorders: Helping Those Who Struggle by Eamon Wilson

Overeating: When Enough Isn’t Enough by Mike Emlet

Helping Your Anxious Child: What to Do When Worry Gets Big by Julie Lowe

Schizophrenia: A Compassionate Approach by Todd Stryd

Domestic Abuse: Recognize, Respond, Rescue by Darby Strickland

Domestic Abuse: Help for the Sufferer by Darby Strickland

F. Blog Posts

G. Podcast

H. Audio/video


IV. Events

A. Conferences

Per CCEF, they have a series of conferences and speaking events that have been planned.  If you go to their events tab, there are a list of conferences that are coming up as well as upcoming speaking events.  This organization uses these events as a ministry to inspire fellowship and to encourage those that are participating.


B. Counseling

CCEF does counseling for those that are desiring change in their lives and for that change to be implemented by biblical truth.

The organization quotes on their website; “As Part of our mission to restore Christ to counseling, CCEF offers counseling services at our various locations.  If you are considering counseling for yourself, or are looking for a resource for a friend or family member, we offer help you can trust because it is rooted in biblical truth.[2]”

C. External Links


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