CCEF - Dynamics of Biblical Change


The way that you counsel other people is determined by how you understand God, yourself, other people, life’s pressures, and change. This course addresses the depth, breadth, and balance of your understanding. How does Christ’s past grace, present grace, and future grace speak to our hearts and change how we live our daily lives? This course is about people. It is about how we face the troubles of life. It is about how we deal with our inner struggles. It is about how we change into Jesus’ image. Through case studies, class lectures, assigned readings, and Scripture, you’ll explore these practical questions. Self-counseling projects will help you to make first-hand, practical application of the concepts learned in class.

Module outline:

Dynamics of Biblical Change is a prerequisite to all other courses in the program.

Week 1: Course Introduction & Overview
Week 2: Understanding the Person
Week 3: Understanding the Heat
Week 4: The Wisdom Found in Christ
Week 5: Understanding the Situation (Part 1)
Week 6: Understanding the Situation (Part 2)
Week 7: Practical Application: James
Week 8: Influences of the Heart
Week 9: Sin & the Heart
Week 10: Sin & Transformation
Week 11: Living with Personal Integrity
Week 12: Final Lecture

If you are considering taking the course as an audit student rather than for credit please contact us to discuss this first.

Required Textbooks

Students must purchase separately, any other required reading is provided with course access.

  • Why Does it Have to Hurt? by Dan McCartney
  • The Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson
  • Optional (portions of this book are available individually throughout the course, but you may wish to purchase the entire book): Seeing With New Eyes: Counseling and the Human Condition Through the Lens of Scripture (Resources for Changing Lives)


2020 Term 1

Term starts: 15 January 2020
Term ends: 8 April 2020
Registration Deadline: 15 November 2019
Anticipated Course Access: 2 January 2020