Dynamics of Biblical Change for Leaders

CCEF’s online 12-week course over 6 months. Easier for those in church leadership.

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 case studies, class lectures, assigned readings, and Scripture, you’ll explore these very practical ministry questions. Two self-counselling projects also help to make all this first hand, as they apply the concepts learned in class.

The next Dynamics for Leaders course is in January 2020 and applications are now open – see below.

For details of our 1-3 year programme, go to 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 is scheduled to be released in autumn 2019.

Watch David Powlison talking about Dynamics of Biblical Change

Course Format

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 (8% of final grade).

Progress is assessed by written assignments (due dates are in the course schedule) and a final case study exam.

For details of schedule, download the 2020 course brochure.

 Download the 2019 syllabus


Applications for January 2020 are now open.

Please complete the online application form.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The closing date for applications is 4 November 2019.