The Isaiah 61 Project, a local Christian ministry battling the drug addiction crisis, is inviting community members to join the cause. Isaiah 61 will provide volunteers free training to prepare them to support and encourage those seeking freedom from addiction.
The Recovery Support Partners training will be held 7 to 9:15 p.m. March 6 and 13 at the Urbana House of Prayer, 36 Monument Square, Urbana.
Kyle Peters, pastor of Crossway Vineyard Church and Isaiah 61 Project co-founder, said that both days of training are required to become a Recovery Support Partner. The training will prepare volunteers to help individuals in recovery, to offer prayer, encouragement and limited practical support, such as providing rides to treatment appointments.
“We’ll help our Recovery Support Partners address the issue of drug addiction like Jesus – with authority and compassion,” Peters said.
He added that many people undergoing treatment for addiction lack family support. Recovery Support Partners will help fill this gap.
The training will cover:
• A biblical perspective on addiction and recovery
• How to offer compassion with wisdom
• How to pray with authority for the addict
• Local recovery resources
• How to be a mandated reporter
For more information, call Peters at 937-371-0645.