MIN102: Wounded Healers

Course Description

City Vision University has developed our Wounded Healers Program to help serve our students who may have recently been recovering from addition, incarcerated and/or homeless, a group we call Wounded Healers. This course builds on Henri Nouwen’s concept of Wounded Healers where he says “The great illusion of leadership is to think that man can be led out of the desert by someone who has never been there.”

The goal of this course is to provide learning and a peer group for Wounded Healers to better recognize the unique call that their background enables them to pursue. This course also helps Wounded Healers to lay the foundation and next steps in their journey. This course also works particularly well for students who are in an internship or entry level job on a nonprofit or ministry.

This course requires the following:

  • Weekly attendance at a live video conference Every Thursday 11:00-12:30 Central Time.
  • Having a supervisor or mentor (see mentor qualifications & expectations

Do not register for this course unless you can meet the above requirements.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the effect of worldview on ministry.
  2. Describe poverty from a local perspective, national perspective and God’s perspective.
  3. Reflect on how spiritual disciplines help you prepare for ministry.
  4. Apply the concept of boundaries to identify boundaries needed to ensure margin in ministry.
  5. Describe the importance of developing character, integrity and morality in ministry.
  6. Describe the importance of understanding clients and the impact that shame and trauma might have in interactions.
  7. Identify ways to be more effective in showing respect to clients.


Course Materials & Tuition 

Minor, Lorraine (2016) Called to Serve, Servant Leadership Jesus Style. Kansas City, MO RescueMissionBooks, 199 pages ISBN: 978-0-9968312-0-8 Provided in course materials
Alcorn, R. The Grace and Truth Paradox: Responding with Christlike Balance. Multnomah; Edition Unstated edition (January 1, 2003). ISBN-13: 978-1590520659 $8.88 (Hardback) or $10.99 (Kindle)
Nouwen, H. J. M. (1979). The Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society (1st edition). Image. ISBN-13: 978-0-385-14803-0 $12.49 (Paperback) or $10.99 (Kindle)
Tuition $800.00
Total Cost of Course $818.88