The expansion of recovery ministries in the Christian community in the last couple of decades has been dramatic. Thousands of churches now have or are developing ministries to families who struggle with addictions, abuse and/or trauma. Unfortunately, there has not been a correspondingly rapid development of programs to serve the leadership of these ministries.
There are very few places that a person can go to learn best-practices for recovery ministry. The unfortunate result is frustrated leaders, ministries lacking substantive biblical and theological foundations and ministry teams who struggle with unclear and/or poorly designed strategic plans. We aim to change that.
You are invited to attend NACR’s first Summer Institute of Recovery Studies where we will explore the biblical and theological foundations of recovery ministry and work on developing competencies for working with people in the recovery process.
July 20-24, 2015
Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
$450 early registration ($500 after May 1, 2015)
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 the biblical and theological foundations of recovery ministry and on practical strategies for sustainable ministry leadership.
A limited number of apartments at the Fuller Guest House have been reserved for conference attenders. Information will be sent upon registration (or call us for more details).
We are still in the process of confirming several additional presenters but here are six:
|Dr. Richard J. Mouw |
Former President of Fuller Theological Seminary and Professor of Faith and Public Life.
| Dr. Joel B. Green |
Dean of the School of Theology and Professor of New Testament Interpretation
|Dr. Dale S. Ryan |
Associate Professor of Recovery Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary
|Teresa McBean, Executive Director, National Association for Christian Recovery.|
| Dr. Matt Russell |
Adjunct Professor, Fuller-Houston
| Dr. Kim Engelmann |
Senior pastor at West Valley Presbyterian Church in Cupertino, CA.
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.
| Early Registration: $450. Before May 1, 2015 || Regular Registration” $500 After May 1, 2015 |
A limited number of scholarships are available for this event. Please fill out this form if you would like to receive additional information.