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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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Creating Outreach Programs

“Success” is creating outreach programs I was talking with a church friend recently about reactivating a ministry I’d developed a few years back and was …

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Asking for Help

“Success” is asking for help A while ago, I was checking text messages on my cell phone at the end of the evening and came …

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Seeing Encouraging Signs

“Success” is seeing encouraging signs  About six years ago I started working among a different group of people as part of my outreach. Our area has a …

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Facing the Reality of Relapse

“Success” is facing the reality of relapse One of the people I’ve been working with in the recovery community, talked to me in great detail …

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Theological Perspectives

Word Gets Out

“…and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which …

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Missing Peace in Edmond, OK

MISSING PEACE ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, Oklahoma was initially conceived in February 2013 although the principles did not know they would give …

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