scripture based Program for churches
Hope for Addiction equips local churches to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to those struggling with addiction. We provide resources to help pastors and church leaders to think biblically about addiction and confidently enter into messy situations that can seem overwhelming.
Our free Church Toolkit (registration required) includes discipleship curriculum with leader guides, training videos, resources and articles that give both practical and biblical application.
If your church is interested in starting a full addictions ministry including weekly recovery meeting, see details HERE.
To equip you for effective ministry to struggling addicts, get our
Practical application of biblical truth
Our goal is to support the discipling efforts of the local church, specifically in the area of addiction. Our strategy for effectiveness is to partner with local churches in fostering a gospel-centered approach to discipling addicts and their families. We offer church leaders years of real life experience, practical discipling tools and guidance in caring for the afflicted.
The two forms of church partnership are: Affiliate Partners and Associate Partners.
Affiliate Partners are churches who desire an informal relationship with Hope for Addiction and would like to take advantage of the “Toolkit” - a collection of gospel-centered articles, videos and practical implementation strategies developed to assist churches communicate hope to the hopeless.
Our Associate Partners are churches who desire a formal relationship with Hope for Addiction. In addition to the “Toolkit,” Associate Partners receive the following benefits:
free use of marketing materials and messaging
the Recovering Hope Meeting program
one on one guidance and consulting
access to the Hope for Addiction network of churches and resources from care organizations (including CCEF articles, additional training materials, specialized curriculum)
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the local church. If you are interested in being an Affiliate Partner please register here. If you are interested in being an Associate Partner please fill out this form for more info.
WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF ADDICTIONS YOU COVER? SUBSTANCE, GAMBLING, PORN, OTHER SINS PREVALENT IN THE LIVES OF BELIEVERS?
Because we address addiction biblically and deal with the root cause, our materials are applicable for every sin struggle. There are unique considerations for each category of addiction and Hope for Addiction primarily addresses the unique aspects of substance addiction. Biblical application is the same for all addictions, but practical accountability looks different
WHAT IS THE COST TO USE HOPE FOR ADDICTION RESOURCES?
Many resources are provided for FREE in the church Toolkit. Registration is required but you will have access to articles, training and curriculum.
For churches desiring to run a full addictions ministry using Recovering Hope, the weekly recovery meeting, more information is available HERE.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO START AN ADDICTIONS MINISTRY IN OUR CHURCH?
If you are connecting with struggling addicts within your church, you have already started! You can access all of the resources in the Church Toolkit in just a couple minutes.
If you want to start the full Recovering Hope program including weekly meetings, more information is HERE.
ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO SPEAK TO OUR CHURCH OR LEADERS ABOUT ADDICTION AND YOUR PROGRAM?
YES! We love to help church confidently enter in to addiction ministry and bring the light and hope of Christ.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE FREE TOOLKIT?
The Toolkit includes gospel-centered articles to give both biblical and practical help to guide you to enter into situations with confidence. In addition to articles, you will find curriculum, practical plans and resources to equip you to disciple those in your care. Our training videos are also included and provide biblical counseling basics as well as how-to topics for discipleship. We are feverishly working to grow the resources in the Toolkit.
WHO DOES THE TRAINING?
Training is done by Trey Richardson, counseling pastor at Center Church Gilbert (ACBC Certified Counselor and Trainer at ACBC Training Center), our founder, Liz Beck (ACBC certified Biblical Counselor, ACBC certified Addictions Biblical Counselor & Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor) or other members of our Board or leadership team.
IS ON-GOING SUPPORT AVAILABLE?
We are passionate about equipping local churches to effectively walk with struggling addicts. Our staff is available to strategize and help you prepare a practical plan for your church. You CAN help someone, we will guide you!
What pastors Say
Jared Torres, Soul Care Pastor | Christ Church Gilbert
Through the ministry of Hope for Addiction we’ve seen the gospel at work in the lives of people battling addiction and all forms of habitual sin. Week in and week out, the Word of God and the power of the gospel are brought to bear on the sin struggles of life. Jesus is our hope, and he is the focus of this much-needed discipleship program.