April 23, 2010
At the heart of the Department of Marriage and Family is a desire to serve the church. In our training of marital and family therapists and family life educators, we strive to engage our students in our vision of family professionals using their expertise in ways that build up the body of Christ.
Our faculty and alums provide inspiring examples of this work. Using federal funding obtained through the California Healthy Marriages Coalition, Dr. Cameron Lee recently established the Fuller Institute for Relationship Education, or "FIRE." FIRE helps local congregations establish affordable marriage- and relationship-education ministries by training volunteer staff. Cameron also continues to direct our curriculum that qualifies Fuller students for certification as family life educators.
Dr. Terry Hargrave and Sharon Hargrave have developed a program for strengthening couples preparing for a life of ministry. Under Sharon's leadership, the Strong Marriages/Successful Ministries program provides small group enrichment experiences to Fuller student couples, with curriculum based on the principles of Terry's restoration therapy. Terry and Sharon also use the restoration model to help troubled couples in a group context with marital intensives--a sequestered group therapy program that has had remarkable results. And Terry's writing and speaking continue to provide valuable resources to families, therapists, and educators in changing times.
In this issue of AlumNews you will read about yet another member of the Fuller community, Bernie Newton, who is doing good work in his marital and family therapy practice. Inspiring examples of family professionals serving the body of Christ!
Evelyn and Frank Freed Chair of Marital and Family Therapy
ALUMNI/AE IN ACTION
Weaving Psychological and Spiritual Healing Together
"There is no internal space so dark or painful that God's light cannot penetrate," believes marriage and family therapist Bernard Newton (MSMFT '07). Read his story
Continuing in Community after Graduation
Psychotherapist and Alumni/ae Council member Charlene Underhill Miller (PhD '99) talks about what it means to be part of a "continuing Fuller community." Read her reflection
Faculty and Staff Honored for Service in Convocation
Daniel Fuller, son of seminary founder Charles E. Fuller, was honored for 55 years at Fuller Seminary at a convocation celebrating faculty and staff for their years of service. Read more
Scott Cormode Delivers Inaugural Lecture
Dr. Cormode, Hugh De Pree Professor of Leadership Development, spoke on "The Next Faithful Step: Forming Christian Leaders for the Future." Read more
Clayton Schmit Delivers Inaugural Lecture
Dr. Schmit, Arthur DeKruyter/Christ Church Oak Brook Professor of Preaching and Academic Director of the Brehm Center, offered a lecture entitled "Walk Humbly With Your God." Read more
Michael Novak Discusses Capitalism, Morality, and Faith
Author and former U.S. ambassador Michael Novak offered a lecture entitled "The Moral Foundation of Markets," sponsored by the Max De Pree Center for Leadership. Read more
Fuller Hosts Global Conversation on Pasadena Campus
The Pasadena Gathering of the Lausanne Global Conversation was one in a series of strategic gatherings taking place globally to prepare for the Third Lausanne Conference. Read more
Mouws Lead Fuller Delegation on Journey to Asia
Richard and Phyllis Mouw led a group from Fuller Seminary to visit seminaries, churches, and alumni/ae in Seoul, Korea; mainland China; and Hong Kong. Read more
Stunning Jazz Concert Honors Warren and Janet Brown
Grammy-winning cellist Eugene Friesen offered soul-stirring music at a Jazz Fusion Concert held to honor Professor Warren Brown and the Travis Research Institute. Read more
Fuller Participates in Citywide Reading Celebration
Professors Evelyne Reisacher and Lisseth Rojas-Flores spoke about the novel Gardens of Water as part of Pasadena's annual "One City, One Story" book celebration. Read more
Fuller in the Media
Professor Robert K. Johnston begins a bimonthly column on Church and cinema for the Chuck Colson Center website; Professor Mark A. Labberton authors an article, "Improving Preaching: Give Pastors Time Alone," for Christianity Today Online. Read more
Check Fuller's News Archive for more stories
UPCOMING EVENTS: CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Asian American Symposium
April 24 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
"God Is Roomy: Generations, Gender, and the Future of Asian American Ministry" will be the topic of this continuing education seminar for Asian American pastors, parachurch leaders, and lay leaders. Read more
DMiss Program to Offer New Cohorts
The Doctor of Missiology program, designed to allow leaders to study while continuing in their ministry context, will offer three new cohorts beginning late summer 2010: an Anabaptist focused cohort, a Leadership Development Cohort, and a Contextual Missiology cohort. Read more
UPCOMING EVENTS: PASADENA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Book Signing with J. R. Woodward and Tim Morey
April 28 4:00 p.m.
Missional church leaders J. R. Woodward and Tim Morey will discuss their ministry and sign their books, Woodward's Viral Hope and Morey's Embodying Our Faith.Read more
A Conversation with the President/Newport Beach
May 1 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Alumni/ae and friends are invited to this gathering featuring President Richard J. Mouw, at the home of trustee Anne Huffman and John Huffman, chaplain to DMin students. Read more
Ustream.tv Broadcasts with Scott Cormode
May 4 2:00 p.m.
Watch and interact with Scott Cormode, Hugh De Pree Professor of Leadership Development, in this live "online visit." Only an internet connection is needed. Read more
Payton Lectures with Luke Timothy Johnson
May 5-6 10:00-10:50 a.m. each day (with response following)
Dr. Johnson, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Candler School of Theology, speaks on "Spirit and Body: The Corinthians and the New Creation." Read more
Hispanic Center Prospective Student Day
May 6 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Do you know someone who might be interested in enrolling in one of the Hispanic Center's programs? Invite them to this event so they can learn more and ask their questions. Read more
Conference for Recent MDiv Graduates
Ministering in difficult times will be the focus of this conference, "The Next Faithful Step," designed for those who have graduated from Fuller within the last 10 years. Cost is only $10. Read more
May 14 7:30-9:00 p.m.
This encore performance of Edwin Willmington's Jubilate! An Ancient-Future Concert Mass, composed by the Brehm Center's Edwin Willmington, will be offered with new choreography. Read more
Opening Receptions for "Jesus People" Library Collection
May 15 2:00 p.m.
May 16 4:30 p.m.
Two receptions will celebrate the opening of the new Duane Pederson, Jesus People International, and Hollywood Free Paper Collection at Fuller's David Allan Hubbard Library. Read more
Edinburgh 1910 Confab
May 21 12:30-4:00 p.m.
A consultation on the evolving field of mission, sponsored by the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals (ISAE) at Wheaton College, will be hosted at Fuller. Read more
Check Fuller's events calendar for more upcoming events for alumni/ae and the larger community.
UPCOMING EVENTS: FULLER'S REGIONAL CAMPUSES
Preaching with Passion Conference Coming to Denver
Save the date for this dynamic conference for pastors sponsored by Fuller's Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute for Preaching. Watch for details at the Brehm Center website.
Fuller Northern California:
Chap Clark at First Presbyterian Berkeley
May 1 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Professor and Vice Provost Chap Clark will lead this community seminar, "Inside the World of Teenagers," at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley at a cost of $25. Read more
A New Office and Classrooms
Fuller Southwest has moved to a new, expanded facility at 1110 E. Missouri Avenue, Suite 530, Phoenix 85014. Read more about the move
UPCOMING EVENTS: ACROSS THE U.S.
Theology and Vocation for Performing Artists/New York City
This new immersion course, offered by the Brehm Center in the heart of New York's theatre district, will be cotaught by Todd Johnson, Brehm associate professor of Worship, Theology and the Arts, and Dale Savidge, president and co-founder of Christians in the Theatre Arts. Open for audit. Read more
John Forrester (DMin '05). Extending the Invitation: Participating in God's Gracious Call to Muslims. Pastor's Attic Press, 2010.
Andrew Root (MDiv '00):
The Promise of Despair: The Way of the Cross as the Way of the Church. Abingdon Press, 2010.
Relationships Unfiltered: Help for Youth Workers, Volunteers, and Parents on Creating Authentic Relationships. Zondervan, 2009.
Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation. InterVarsity Press, 2007.
Leadership Discussion Brunch
April 24 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Alumna Marion Skeete (MDiv '02), of LegacyMakers International Ministries, will host a leadership discussion brunch, "Leading in Times of Change," at Marie Callender's, 2300 Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. Come join the discussion and network with other leaders! More information: 626-622-3469 or www.legacy-makers.org/?page_id=30
Alums' Kitchen Incubator Business Featured
The work of Mama's Small Business Kitchen Incubator in Pasadena, founded by Joe Colletti (MAT '84) and Sofia Herrera (PhD '99) of Fuller's Office for Urban Initiatives, has been featured by KABC-TV. Read and watch the feature
80th Birthday Celebration for C. Peter Wagner
August 13 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The 80th birthday of Dr. C. Peter Wagner, a widely influential missiologist and faculty member of Fuller's School of World Mission (now School of Intercultural Studies) for 30 years, will be celebrated at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. Read more
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