The Recovery Ministry of the Church: A Comparison of Two Programs Helping People Deal with Addictions to Alcohol, Drugs and Other Self-Destructive Beh

The Recovery Ministry of the Church: A Comparison of Two Programs Helping People Deal with Addictions to Alcohol, Drugs and Other Self-Destructive Beh

By: M. David Calhoun (author)Hardback

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Description

This book examines the disconnect between the secular and church cultures in the area of 'addiction recovery'. The focus is on the relationship between the recovery community and the church community as it relates to the missional purpose of the church. Both secular and faith-based recovery programs are explored with particular interest in the churches' effectiveness or lack thereof in building bridges to the recovery community. The work focused on the relationship between the recovery community and the church community and explored the effect a church-based recovery ministry had upon the missional understanding of the church. The project described various recovery ministries in the neighborhood and beyond, both secular and faith-based, to understand the program of each and how it relates to the church. The Study surveyed two models of the Celebrate Recovery[registered] ministry, one at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Coral, Florida, and one at Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.

About Author

Dr. M. David Calhoun is Assistant Professor of Religion at Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky. He served as Adjunct professor in the graduate program in Christin Ministries and thereafter joined the college as a full-time faculty member. In addition to teaching at Lindsey Wilson Dr. Calhoun serves as the part-time Teaching pastor at Hope Springs Community Church in Lexington, KY. Dr. Calhoun completed studies in the prestigious Beeson pastors program at Asbury Theological Seminary where he received a Doctor of Ministry (DMin).

Contents

Foreword by George G. Hunter III; Preface/Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Problems; Understanding the Problem; Biblical and Theological Foundations; The Purpose; Research Questions; Terms Defined; Disconnect; Recovery Community; Celebrate Recovery; Methodology; Participants; Instrumentation; Data Collection; Chapter 2: Literature; Mission of the Church; State of the Church; Identity Theft; Toward a Renewed Missional identity; The Community of Faith as Witness; Opportunity for Mission; A Field Ripe for Harvest.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773434998
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 204
  • ID: 9780773434998
  • ISBN10: 0773434992

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