2.10 Affiliated Institutions
The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
Since 1968, the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) has set the pace in biblical counseling. CCEF teaches people how to explore the wisdom and depth of the Bible and apply its grace-centered message to the problem of daily living. It continues to strive to fulfill its mission “to restore Christ to counseling and counseling to the Church” through counseling services, classroom training, distance education, internships, publications (available at the Westminster Bookstore) and conferences.
The School of Biblical Counseling offers certificate programs that train pastors and lay leaders to counsel those who need help in their lives and relationships. These certificates are intended for believers who have a heart for people, who know that God’s Word and God’s Spirit changes lives, and who see the church as the community God uses to support his work of change.
CCEF is closely affiliated with Westminster, and the Seminary’s masters level biblical counseling courses are taught by CCEF faculty. For information on how coursework taken for CCEF certificates can be transferred to Westminster’s degree programs, see the transfer of credit policy in section 5.2.3.d. More information on the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation may be found at www.ccef.org.