Theological Perspectives

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... 

Remaining Faithful

To the weak I became weak in order to gain the weak. I have become all things to... 

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Success Stories

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... 

Facing the Reality of Relapse

“Success” is facing the reality of relapse One of the people I’ve been... 

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What's New

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]

Welcome

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 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 – Breaking Bread

I was at a dinner recently as part a monthly commitment to the local indigent Womens Recovery program. I showed up early to heat a casserole that I brought. It was a bit iffy as to what kind of contributions we could expect. I spoke with the coordinator, Bob, the day before and he told me that there was only one name on the sign up sheet. He said that... [Read more of this review]

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