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 – Correspondence

One of the projects that I got involved with in early Faith Partners ministry had to do with the incarcerated population. It seems as though I was confronted after church one Sunday, out in the parking lot, by the two parents of a young man who was sentenced to a year in county lock up for a variety of substance abuse-related offenses. They had heard... [Read more of this review]

Ministry Development – Dealing with Stigma

One of the issues I found myself dealing with in the early stages of Faith Partners team development had to do with the openness to disclosure among team members, familiar with both AA, AlAnon, and other 12 Step programs. That is to say, where somebody would readily identify themselves as a recovering participant within a 12 Step program – and... [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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