Theological Perspectives

Drop the Sin Talk: Q&A with Drew Brooks

“Almost 60% of people don’t know where to go in their own congregation for help... 

Word Gets Out

“…and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers... 

Perplexing Discussion Talk

All were astounded and greatly confused, saying to one another, “What does this... 

Out in the Parking Lot

Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but... 

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Success Stories

Compassionate Imperfection

“Spirituality has to do with the reality of the here and now, with living humanly... 

Creating Outreach Programs

“Success” is creating outreach programs I was talking with a church friend... 

Asking for Help

“Success” is asking for help A while ago, I was checking text messages on my... 

Seeing Encouraging Signs

“Success” is seeing encouraging signs  About six years ago I started working... 

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What's New


We’re happy you found us. We have been busy relaunching Faith Partners as an independent nonprofit. With this new website we want to reassure you we are moving forward, committed to continuing our work of initiating, nurturing and sustaining the faith community’s efforts to address alcohol, drug, and addiction issues. For five years we collaborated... [Read more of this review]

Ministry Initiation – Essential Questions

Upon the start up in developing our Faith Partners ministry there was an all important initial phase where we tried to create support and consensus for the new project by dialoging with congregants. Much discussion centered on the extent of the problem and what we, as a church, could do about it. Sometimes difficult and complex, and often straight forward... [Read more of this review]

Ministry Development – Resistance vs. Receptivity

Early on, with the formation of a Faith Partners team within or congregation, I encountered an unusual dilemma. When I announced the team being developed, giving “pitches” to attendees at three separate services, I was surprised at how many responded as interested. I culled about 16 likely parties, with a mix of long and short term primary (addiction/alcoholism)... [Read more of this review]

Ministry Sustainability – Transitioning Plans

Eventually all groups arrive at transitional points – participants may come and go, new programs and initiatives start or wind down, and ministries emerge or (hopefully not) close down. My own experience had to with leaving one ministry that I had initiated to start another. We had a thriving group at one church that had been consecrated over three... [Read more of this review]

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