Why Us?

Each CCDM counselor is a trained therapist. Each also has specialized training in career counseling and holds a doctoral degree(s) in his/her respective field as well as extensive experience in pastoral ministry, executive and/or educational work. Our consultants are licensed psychologists familiar with the field of career counseling.

“I was deeply moved by the amount of care and attention that the staff gave to my application and counseling sessions. I found their assessment/advice to be thorough, candid and compassionate. They both created a warm and safe space to engage in a deep and broad analysis of my vocation. It was unlike anything I have ever experienced. I am eternally grateful for my time with them both.”

We are accredited by the Ministry Development Council (MDC) and as such are expected to demonstrate their high standards: adherence to a written code of ethics, confidentiality policies, standardized instruments, counseling procedures to meet the needs of their constituents and utilizing a developmental model of candidate assessment.

MDC accredited Centers and Service Centers share experience (including “best practices”) and offer mutual support. MDC Centers and Service Centers share research with one another that enhances the general field of knowledge regarding issues of church leadership. Centers also cooperate with one another informally such as sharing of counselors with particular skills, e.g., language facility.