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Alumni Publications – October 2016

Published Date: October 3, 2016

into-the-lightIn his ground breaking work: Into the Light: Healing Sexuality in Today’s Church, pastor, counselor, and author Mark Ongley attempts to provide a fresh foundation for ministry in a sexually broken culture. While many believe the current issue resides in the debate over homosexuality, Ongley concludes that it is currently being used as a scapegoat to cover up both the church’s and society’s overall sexual brokenness. Millions of people; both within and outside of the Church , are sexually broken. From incest and adultery, to internet pornography, many have been a victim of sexual sin and brokenness. Utilizing clear rhetoric to present a biblical theology concerning the meaning of sexuality, the author uses that theology as a foundation and avenue for God’s redemption for the sexually broken. Into the Light reveals an anointed conversation displaying gentleness, compassion, clarity, research, biblical insight, and principles of transformation to minister to the sexual broken throughout our culture. This work is an essential addition to the libraries of any minister who wishes to reach the sexually broken and facilitate the spiritual and mental healing that comes only from Christ.

screen-shot-2016-07-28-at-9-47-34-pm-300x282Dr. Mark Ongley has over 30 years of pastoral ministry experience and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Formational Counseling with a special focus upon sexual issues. Since 2001 he has helped many people find healing and greater wholeness in the area of their sexuality.

Mark pastors Ashes to Life in Beaver Falls, PA—a United Methodist congregation reaching out to people in recovery. He has served as an adjunct professor at Ashland Seminary and is author of Into the Light: Healing Sexuality in Today’s Church (Seedbed Publishing,released summer of 2016).

Since 2006 he has been a part of a team of counselors for “Come Away with Me” Retreats. Hundreds of pastors, missionaries and their spouses have benefited from these retreats. His wife Lauri and their two daughters bring him joy and remind him not to take himself too seriously!

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