About CCEF

As we navigate living in a fallen world and encounter suffering and sin, we want to reflect on the character of God and bring hope to hurting people. CCEF classes equip students in the art and skill of connecting the truths of Scripture and the good news of the gospel to the particulars of our own lives and the lives of others. You will be equipped to have wise and helpful conversations.


Redemption Church AZ is in partnership with CCEF (Christian Counseling Education Foundation). The partnership provides a financial discount and the ability to personally interact with other students and your instructor through in-person discussion of the content. The class is open to everyone.

The first course for CCEF is a 10-week class called Dynamics of Biblical Change. It is the foundation and prerequisite for all other classes offered by CCEF. In this graduate-level CCEF class, you will engage with a Christ-centered framework as you learn the dynamics of how people change. In this class, through lectures, reading, and onsite discussion, you will engage with what it means to be a sinner, sufferer, a saint and the role our past, present, and future play in our transformation into Christ-likeness.

  • Individual study – students spend an average of 6-9 hours on homework/reading/lectures each week.
  • Weekly discussion – there will be a 1.5-hour in-person cohort with your classmates and instructor for 6 weeks of class. (The first 2 weeks we will not meet and the last 2 weeks are spent on the final.) This is a huge benefit to have the personal interaction to discuss and learn from each other.
  • Assignments – are due weekly but you may work ahead if you choose.
  • Schedule – class will begin in February 2022. There are 2 options for the cohort meeting: one will meet at Redemption Gilbert during lunch and the other will be at Redemption Gateway in the evening.
    • The kickoff (reading & homework assigned by this date & before the first in-person class) is Tuesday, January 25
    • In-person classes begin Thursdays, February 10, 17, 24 & March 3, 10, 17 at 11:30am – 1:00pm (Gilbert) and 6:30 – 8:00pm (Gateway).

Normally, a 3 credit class costs $650 but when you take it through Redemption the partnership discount brings it to $425.  If you want to take the class for non-credit it brings it to $325. If you and your spouse both take the class, it would be $425 for the first spouse and $325 for the second (for credit).

Please prayerfully consider all of this information. We recommend that you talk this decision over with family and trusted friends or coworkers so they are aware of the commitments it comes with and can support you through this.

If you have any questions or reservations about this next step, please email Gina Mendez.

Email Gina Mendez