Dynamics of Biblical Change for Leaders


Next intake January 2023

Applications close 7th November

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 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 for Leaders runs from January to the start of July.  Applications are welcomed from church leaders, elders and lay leaders, such as those leading small groups and youth work and others with pastoral care and discipleship responsibilities.

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 was published 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.

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.

Download the Dynamics for Leaders 2023 leaflet

Download the Spring 2023 course information and schedule

Download a sample syllabus

Apply now for January 2023


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

The closing date for applications is 7 November 2022.

The cost is £440.

Further information and queries

Email courses@biblicalcounselling.org.uk