RECOVERY MINISTRY

Communicate God's Love to Those Who Suffer

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 area of interest in recovery ministry focuses 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.

STUDENTS TAKE COURSES LIKE THESE

Pastoral Care and Abuse

This class seeks to provide a comprehensive introduction to abuse—sexual, emotional, physical, and spiritual. Several approaches to understanding abuse from a theological perspective will be explored.

Spiritual Formation and the Twelve Steps

Recovery Ministry in the Local Church

Pastoral Care and Addictions

Valuable for students of all cultures and ethnicities, this course explores approaches to theology, leadership, and discipleship in Asian American contexts

Family Dynamics of Addiction

Pastoral Care and Sexuality

FLEXIBLE LOCATIONS AND STUDY OPTIONS

Students can pursue this area of interest at all Fuller campuses or online, enabling them to remain in their ministry and home contexts if they wish.

FACULTY

Shannae Anderson (adjunct)

Mark Laaser (adjunct)

Dale Ryan

DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE FOR RECOVERY MINISTRY AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF RECOVERY MINISTRY

Matthew Russell (adjunct)

PROGRAMS

Hello, My Name Is __________. Member of the Fuller community reflect on the importance of the 12 Step Program in their lives.