A Message from Your BCC Team: At the Biblical Counseling Coalition, we love using our “megaphone” to fulfill our BCC mission: to advance the ministry of the biblical counseling movement. On weekends, we often highlight upcoming biblical counseling training events—like this weekend’s post highlighting a CCEF regional training conference: Anxiety: How God Cares for Stressed People.
We are stressed, anxious, and preoccupied people. We have too much to do, and too little time and ability to do it all. When something is important to us—money, loved ones, responsibilities, possessions, success, reputation—we realize that we cannot control what happens. All those things are at risk. An undercurrent of stress becomes our daily companion. Perhaps underlying feelings of anxiousness even turn into panic attacks. And other dominating experiences in life such as anger, depression, escapism, and fear of others all have connections to anxiety.
Join us for a Friday evening and Saturday morning in which we will consider how God moves toward us in our anxious ways.
David Powlison, M.Div., Ph.D. In addition to serving as CCEF’s Executive Director, David is a faculty member at CCEF as well as the Senior Editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.Div. degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. David has been counseling for over thirty years. He has written numerous articles on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books include Speaking Truth in Love, Seeing with New Eyes, Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare, and The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context. David has taught across the United States and in Korea, India, Brazil, Europe, and Sri Lanka.
Ed Welch is a faculty member at CCEF and holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a Neuro-Psychology specialty from the University of Utah as well as a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over 30 years and has written many books and articles on biblical counseling including When People are Big and God is Small, Addictions: a Banquet in the Grave, Blame it on the Brain?, Depression, Running Scared, and Shame, Interrupted. He and his wife, Sheri, have two married daughters and four grandchildren. In his spare time Ed enjoys hanging out with his wife and extended family, and playing his guitar. Areas of interest/experience: depression and addictions.