Training offered to addiction recovery volunteers

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The Isaiah 61 Project, a local Christian addiction recovery ministry, will provide training Oct. 28 for those interested in becoming recovery support partners to assist and encourage individuals and families in addiction recovery. The Equipping the Church for Recovery training will be held 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at First Baptist Church, 401 N. Main St., Urbana.

Kyle Peters, pastor of Crossway Vineyard Church and Isaiah 61 Project co-founder, said participants in the training will learn “how to walk beside people in recovery with the heart and mind of Jesus.” He added that participants will:

· Understand the spiritual roots of addiction

· Understand correlation between trauma and addiction

· Understand unhealthy family dynamics that contribute to addiction

· Receive practical guidance on how to relate to and support those who are struggling with addiction

Those who attend the entire training will have the option of becoming certified as a Recovery Support Partner.

Sheila Clarkson, a director of the Isaiah 61 Project, will present the training. Registration can be made at, using keywords “equipping the church for recovery.” A $5 donation is requested for the training. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, call Peters at 937-371-0645.

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Submitted on behalf of Isaiah 61 Project.

Submitted on behalf of Isaiah 61 Project.