Recovery Ministry

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 program 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.

How will you communicate God's love to those who suffer?

Recovery Ministry at Fuller

Learn about Recovery Ministry with Dale Ryan, Associate Professor of Recovery Ministry and Director of the Institute for Recovery Ministry
Recovery Ministry Masters Degree Emphasis at Fuller Theological Seminary with Dale Ryan -Video

Featured Faculty

Emphasis Faculty

Shannae Anderson*
Mark Laaser*
Dale Ryan

*affiliate or adjunct faculty

Curriculum Requirements

To earn an emphasis in Recovery Ministry**, students must fulfill the emphasis requirements (16 units) listed below:

Required courses (12 units):

CN553 Pastoral Care and Abuse
CN557 Pastoral Care and Addictions
EV532 Recovery Ministry in the Local Church

Choose One (4 units):

CN558 Pastoral Care and Sexuality

CN504 Family Therapy and Pastoral Counseling

FS500 Family Systems Dynamics

Scheduled Courses

Required Courses (12 units)

CN553, CN557, EV532

The following scheduled courses fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
CN553 Pastoral Care and Abuse Ryan, Dale S. Fall 2014 Fuller Online
CN557 Pastoral Care and Addictions Anderson, Shannae T. Fall 2014 Pasadena
CN557 Pastoral Care and Addictions Anderson, Shannae T. Fall 2014 Menlo Park
CN557 Pastoral Care and Addictions Anderson, Shannae T. Fall 2014 Seattle

Chose One (4 units):

CN504, CN558, FS500

The following scheduled courses fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
CN504 Family Therapy/Pastoral Counseling Roozeboom, William D. Summer 2014 Fuller Online
CN558 Pastoral Care and Sexuality Laaser, Mark R. Summer 2014 Pasadena
FS500 Family Systems Dynamics Lee, Cameron Fall 2014 Pasadena

Emphasis courses are scheduled on a rotation and may not be available every quarter. For descriptions of courses that fulfill this emphasis, please visit the Academic Catalog.

**New emphasis structure is effective for Fall 2014. For information on your current emphasis track, contact your academic advisor.

Contact
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135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182

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