Who is God? Who are we? Most everything we do comes from our answers to these questions, so we want to get the answers right. This course will focus especially on the questions Who am I? and Who are we? Since we are made in the image of God, we will also have the pleasure of asking Who is God? The goal is practical theology. We want answers that will inspire, instruct, guide and provide direction for our face-to-face ministry.



Week 1: Course Introduction
Week 2: Anthropological Infrastructures & Creation
Week 3: Who is God? Who are we?
Week 4: Offspring of the King
Week 5: Created in God’s Image
Week 6: Genesis: The Fall
Week 7: We are Naked and Ashamed, Yet Pursued by the Living God
Week 8: Life After the Fall: The Effects of Sin
Week 9: Life After the Fall: Living in the Story of Exodus
Week 10: We are Redeemed and Glorified
Week 11: Personality: The Unique Person



About the Professor

Ed Welch is a faculty member at CCEF where he has served for more than 35 years. He holds a PhD in counseling psychology with a neuro-psychology specialty from the University of Utah and an MDiv degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over thirty 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; Shame, Interrupted; and Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love. He and his wife, Sheri, have two married daughters and eight grandchildren. In his spare time, Ed enjoys spending time with his wife and extended family and playing his guitar.


Required textbooks

Students must purchase separately, any other required reading is provided with course access. If you would like to borrow these books please email us at ccef [at] equip.org.my to check availability.

  • Love’s Executioner by Irving Yalom
  • Collected Writings of John Murray. Vol. 2, Systematic Theology, John Murray, pp. 3-119
  • You will also be required to read a Christian Counseling (i.e., integration/not from CCEF) book of your choosing.




Term start date: 15th August 2018
Registration closes: 15th July 2018