A teenager is hospitalized after a drug overdose. A man is charged with assault and battery after he beats his wife. A woman struggling with alcoholism wonders if this drink will be her last.
Addiction and abuse are all too prevalent in our communities and, yes, even our churches. Fuller's theologically centered programs in recovery ministry focus on spiritual, emotional, and physical healing. Whether your heart is for people dealing with addiction, abuse, or trauma, we empower you to reach out to them with sensitivity, wisdom, and spiritual maturity.
How will you communicate God's love to those who suffer?
A former pastor and current CEO of Christian Recovery International, Dale Ryan understands how to care for people who are recovering from addiction, abuse, and trauma. The author of such books as Soul Repair: Rebuilding a Spiritual Life and The Twelve Steps: A Spiritual Kindergarten, Ryan has a passion for educating others about the dynamics of addiction. "It is difficult to do ministry of any kind," he believes, "without feeling the impact of these problems." profile
Alumni in Action
Quinn Conners (PhD 1983)
In 1965 Quinn Robert Conners completed the novitiate at Brandsma Priory in Middletown, New York, where he confirmed his decision to enter the priesthood. During that time the 21-year-old had been introduced to the religious life as he could expect to live it from then on—with vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience according to the particular spirit of the Roman Catholic Carmelite Order. read more
Emphasis Requirements (20 Units)
Take the following courses:
CN520 Pastoral Counseling
EV532 Recovery Ministry in a Local Church
CN558 Pastoral Care and SexualityChoose One:
CN553 Pastoral Care/Sex Abuse/Family
CN557 Pastoral Care and Addictions Choose One:
CN504 Family Therapy and Pastoral Counseling
FS500 Introduction to Family Systems Theorycourse schedule