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Tools & Strategies – Necessity the Mother of Invention: Providing Hope in Any Form

The pandemic has changed everything! The last 18 months or so has been a challenge for most everyone, but with challenge comes opportunity. I have …

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Perspectives – Addiction and the Road to Damascus (Abbreviated Version)

Rev. Alexander E. Sharp,  Executive Director, Clergy for a New Drug Policy If asked to name the American thinkers of the past 150 years whom …

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Drew Brooks
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Message from the Director – Finding Your Voice

Drew Brooks – Faith Partners Director The pandemic has revealed many things, especially the needs and gaps in our response to addiction and mental health …

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Testimonials

Missing Peace

Written by Gary Underwood, Missing Peace Team Facilitator First Presbyterian Church, Edmond, Oklahoma December 2013 MISSING PEACE ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, Oklahoma …

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Testimonials

We Recovery Loudly…

Carol PineHouse of Hope Presbyterian ChurchSt. Paul, Minnesota Trinity United Method ChurchSavanah, Georgia I was one year in recovery from alcoholism when my Higher Power …

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Testimonials

The Legacy of Faith Partners

Pastor Ed Treat Transfiguration Lutheran Church Bloomington, Minnesota In 2001 the parish nurse of Transfiguration Lutheran Church initiated training with Faith Partners to launch an …

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Success Stories

Compassionate Imperfection

“Spirituality has to do with the reality of the here and now, with living humanly as one is, with the very real, very agonizing, “passions …

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Ministry Initiation

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 …

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Ministry Initiation

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 …

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Ministry Development

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 …

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Ministry Sustainability

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 …

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Ministry Sustainability

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 …

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