My friend is beginning a new recovery ministry at a local church in his community. People are asking questions. Is it going to be like an AA meeting? Will it reflect the liturgical elements of the church within which it is housed? Who (if anyone) is going to take roll and will there be an altar call? Is the teaching time going to be a testimonial, homily, or full on sermon (and if so, will the Executive Pastor lead it or the Recovery Minister)?
Each question can be answered in a variety of ways. But this team knows that the answers they choose will impact who comes and who will STAY connected to this particular ministry. Whether you have a seasoned recovery ministry, a struggling one, or are looking to start one – the great gift is that there are folks with experience who can listen to your questions and share their experience, strength and hope from their own recovery and leadership practices.
We have several ways for you to engage with these voices. You can take classes online, you can browse our store and find excellent curriculum and other resources, and you can attend the Summer Institute of Recovery Studies. I am constantly amazed at the quality and depth of the materials the NACR has created and collected over the years. We are also available for phone chats or consulting. Check it all out and let us know what else we can provide to help you and your community improve its effectiveness in serving suffering families.