It was awesome! Here’s just a taste!
Gregg Taylor on Community and Compassion. Gregg is the Chairman of the Board of the NACR and a community architect at Houston reVision. [6 min]
Dale Ryan on When Things Get Messy. Dale is an Associate Professor of Recovery Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary and the director of the Fuller Institute for Recovery Ministry. [9 min]
Matt Russell on Recovery Narratives. Matt is on staff at St.Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston, TX and is the director of Project CURATE [11 min]
Jonnie Russell on The Social/Political Dynamics of Recovery. Jonnie is a chaplain at the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles and an adjunct professor of philosophy and religion at Chaffey College. [12 min]
There will be no Summer Institute in 2017. We decided to focus on regional conferences. See details HERE.
You are invited to attend NACR’s second annual Summer Institute of Recovery Studies. Our emphasis this year will be on the complicated task of doing recovery ministry in the local church. You can expect thoughtful, realistic input from experienced practitioners. Join us!
July 18-22, 2016
Hotel Elegante. 2886 S. Circle Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80906 . Free breakfast, on-site classrooms, shuttle transportation to and from the airport, and reasonable rates.
$450 early registration ($550 after June 1, 2016)
This event is intended primarily for recovery ministry leaders and pastors who are working in the local church context.
Our focus this year will be on practical strategies for sustainable ministry development.
|Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People (Convergent, 2015).|
|Jonathan Russell is a chaplain working on Skid Row Los Angeles, CA at the Union Rescue Mission, a contributing fellow at the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, and adjunct professor of philosophy and religion at Chaffey College.|
|Teresa is Executive Director of the National Association for Christian Recovery and Senior Pastor of Northstar Community. Both positions reflect her passion for getting faith-filled, effective, accessible recovery resources to those in need. She and her husband, Peter, have three grown children AND a grandson on the way, with hopes that he will not arrive until after the SIRS event!|
|Dr. Dale S. Ryan |
Associate Professor of Recovery Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary
| Dr. Matt Russell |
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary-Houston, TX
|Gregg Taylor is the Chairman of the Board of the National Association for Christian Recovery and a community architect for Houston reVision, an organization that leverages the power of community to connect kids on the edge with mentors, positive peers and life-changing resources.|
|Scott McBean is Associate Pastor of Northstar Community Church in Richmond, VA. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a contributing writer to the NACR’s recently published two-volume book series: Recovering Faith: Words for the Way and an upcoming book on Forgiveness. He’ll be speaking on the challenges and opportunities of using scripture in recovery communities.|
|Rev. Jack Abel, M.Div., MBA is the Director of Spiritual Care at Caron Treatment Centers.|
| James Alison is a priest theologian. Author of “Jesus the Forgiving Victim”, a course of introduction to the Christian faith for adults, James is currently based in Madrid and travels worldwide. |
|Kim Swyden is the Executive Director of the Ministries of Jesus, a 501c3 charitable ministry healing spirit, soul, and body and located in Edmond, Oklahoma. Prior to joining Ministries of Jesus Kim was the Executive Pastor at Henderson Hills Baptist Church..|
We encourage you to register early for two reasons. First, we will be sending out some pre-conference resources well in advance of the actual event. And, secondly, registration is limited for this event and we expect to reach our capacity.
We will collect the usual information after you click the “Add to Cart” button but we would be grateful if you would give us a little extra information before that click! Thanks.
NO REFUNDS AFTER June 18, 2016
A limited number of scholarships are available for this event. If you would like to apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a brief description of the ways in which you are currently involved in recovery ministry and also describe your need for a scholarship. Thanks.