Breaking the Cycle of Addiction
Breaking the Cycle of Addiction (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Mark Vander Meer
Introduction: Almost 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, yet only 10% of them receive treatment. Drug overdose deaths have more than tripled since 1990. From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 Americans died from overdosing on a drug. Alcohol and drug addiction cost the U.S. economy over $600 billion every year. Source
Breaking the Cycle of Addiction focuses on how to do ministry to those who are in that struggle. Dr. Mark Vander Meer presents this practical course to help you minister more effectively!
Overview: This course teaches you how to help others break the cycle of addiction.
- Learn the characteristics of addictions and the types of addiction.
- Understand the theological issues related to addiction.
- Understand your role in communicating the impact of addiction in communities.
- Develop your ministry approach suited to your ministry leadership.
- Learn about the Twelve Step program and its application in your ministry.
Resources: All resources are included in the class.
Assignments: View all online lectures and read all the articles on each topic. CLI computer tracks whether you do this. After viewing all lectures for the unit, take the quiz based on the lectures (100% of grade).
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Your average for the course must be at least 60%. Otherwise, you will fail the class and will receive no credit.
Deadline: You have 180 days to finish the course. Complete all assignments before the final deadline, or you will be automatically unenrolled, and all coursework will be removed. You will have to start over and retake the class to receive credit.
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As you complete this tuition-free course, let's pray for and thank the Vision Partners! Their sacrificial giving supports these tuition-free courses so that those will little or no extra resources can access high-quality ministry training.
Read the Inspiring Testimony of this Fellow Christian Leaders Institute Student
CLI Student Tony Adams
"Hello, My name is Tony Adams. I am 39 years young and I live in Indianapolis, IN. I have lived here my whole life. My mother, sister, and nephew live around the corner from me and they are all believers in Jesus. As a matter of fact they had been praying for me for many years prior to me coming to have a personal relationship with Jesus. I was a drug addict and alcoholic for many years. God spoke to me while I was in jail and changed my life. He pulled me out of my body and allowed me to see myself sitting in my cell. There was a small window at the top of the cell which I could also see out of. God said to me, "Tony, if you keep living this way then you will spend the rest of your life in prison." And from that moment my life was changed. That was on December 31, 2009. Since then God has led me on an amazing journey which has led me to enrolling at CLI. I currently work at a local children's hospital ordering medical supplies for all the nursing units and a small warehouse that we have within the hospital. Me getting this job almost 5 years ago was nothing short of a miracle from God!
I plan on using my ministry training to share the Good News with anybody I encounter. Although the Holy Spirit has been teaching me I believe He put CLI in my path for a reason. I plan on taking this training wherever God leads me! I know that many are called, but few are chosen (Matthew 22:14), and I feel it a great honor that God saved me from myself! Through my trials, tribulations, and the blood of the Lamb He has given me a beautiful testimony to share with His lost sheep."
Please pray for Tony and his ministry!
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End of Course
The course has ended. Please make sure all quizzes have been completed. If your work is incomplete, it is considered a drop, and you will have to take the class again in order to receive credit.
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