Dale Ryan, associate professor of recovery ministry and director of the Fuller Institute for Recovery Ministry, has been profiled as a “Back2School Champion” by Sojourners online magazine.
Sojourners’s Back2School series features seminary courses and resources that equip faith leaders to respond effectively to sexual and domestic violence. One course Dr. Ryan teaches in this area is “Pastoral Care and Abuse.”
“So many people who are attracted to the helping professions, including ministry, have a personal history of abuse, neglect, or trauma,” Ryan says. “If these matters are neglected in training for ministry, the risk that people will become distributers of shame rather than of grace will go up. Seminary is a perfect opportunity to start working on issues of this kind.”
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