Who Benefits?


Who Benefits from the Faith Partners Team Ministry?

People who need help…

  • Learn they are not alone, that others care
  • No longer feel isolated or ashamed
  • Are able to talk with their pastor and receive spiritual guidance
  • Find there are resources that can help
  • Receive ongoing confidential support from team members who understand
  • Begin to address issues they felt were hopeless
  • Gain information and skills to equip them to prevent problems

Clergy…

  • Become more confident in addressing drug and alcohol issues
  • Receive support of team members who may have more experience with issues
  • Team assists with community resource identification and relationships
  • Able to reach out to more congregational members through the ministry
  • Learn healthy ways to respond to congregational and personal needs

Team Ministry Members…

  • Engaged in a meaningful ministry to which they feel called
  • Able to share their experience and integrate their recovery and faith
  • Receive the joy of helping others
  • Develop skills, knowledge and understanding applicable to the comunity at large
  • Experience the congregation as a healing place

Congregation…

  • Becomes a more accepting and hospitable place
  • Hope and help offered regularly
  • Ministry fits and fulfills the mission
  • Attracts people who want to be honest about their lives and serve others
  • Increases the number of lay people involved in ministries
  • Becomes a more relevant and helpful community
  • Ministry helps integrate body, mind and spirit

“Healing places for individuals and families touched by addiction are successful when congregations learn facts, avoid judgment, practice love and offer support”.

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