Next intake January 2025
The foundational 12-week course spread over 6 months.
The way you counsel others is determined by how you understand God, yourself, other people, life’s pressures, and, of course, the process of change.
Dynamics of Biblical Change addresses these things and more. It describes how Christ’s past grace, present grace, and future grace speak to our hearts and change the way we live our daily lives.
Through Scripture, online lectures, assigned readings and case studies, you’ll explore these very practical ministry questions. Two self-counselling projects are key to applying the principles of the course personally.
Dynamics over 6 months runs from January to the start of July. Originally designed for those in church leadership, applications are welcomed from those with any responsibility in the local church, and anyone who aspires to be better equipped in their personal discipleship and pastoral care.
This 6-month module provides a more flexible introduction to biblical counselling training. For details of our 1-3 year programme (which starts with Dynamics of Biblical Change), visit our Certificate Course page.
Lecturer – David Powlison
David Powlison (1949–2019) served as CCEF’s Executive Director, faculty member and senior editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling.
David wrote extensively on biblical counselling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books Seeing with New Eyes and Speaking Truth in Love probe the implications of Scripture and help us understand people and how to counsel them. Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness was published in 2016, How Does Sanctification Work and Making All Things New: Restoring Joy to the Sexually Broken in 2017, and God’s Grace in Your Suffering in 2018. Safe and Sound: Standing Firm in Spiritual Battles, which he was working on when he died was published in autumn 2019.
Watch David Powlison talking about Dynamics of Biblical Change
Each “week” of the course includes a two- to three-hour videoed lecture, assigned reading and interaction with the other students through an online discussion board.
Progress is assessed by written assignments (due dates are in the course schedule) and a final exam.
Two optional online seminars during the course give opportunity to ask questions from a Biblical Counselling UK Tutor.