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Addiction within Church

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Life Church

30 Sycamore Avenue

Burnley

BB12 6QP

United Kingdom

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A one day conference, to include workshops, on addiction within churches today. The conference wants to equip people working within the church, and also members of churches, to identify, understand and support addicts within their church.

Topics being discussed will be:

  • What addictions are within the church?

  • Who has the addictions?

  • Is religion enough for recovery?

  • What support is available for addicts within the church?

  • What support is available for church members to support addicts within their church.

  • Recovery Stories.

  • Domestic Violence

Speakers to include:

  • Recovering Addicts from the church

  • Professionals working with addicts

  • Church Members to include, pastors, priests and clergy.

  • Academics studying addiction

Confirmed Academic Speakers:

Stephen Bamber is a consultant in the substance misuse field with a personal history of addiction and homelessness. He has an academic background in Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies, and his research interests lie at the intersection of addiction, recovery and spirituality. He will deliver a talk on 'From "addict self" to "spiritual self": Spiritual technologies and the discourses and addiction and recovery

Michael Fleming shares his story from not knowing the word "theology" to being an honours student at Nazerene Theolgical College and getting Ordained.

The event will also be attended by many of the 12th step recovery programs who will be available to discuss different addictions and also offer information on the addiction and were help can be found.

Confirmed Fellowship's and Recovery Orgainsations.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Overeaters Anonymous

  • Sexaholics Anonymous

  • DeVote (find on Facebook).

  • Inspire North West.

In the workshops we will have speakers who have been through addiction and also speakers who support addicts within their addiction. To include 12 step programs, treatment centres and detox and rehab units.

ALL OF THE CONFERENCE TALKS AND WORKSHOPS WILL BE CENTERED AROUND PEOPLE WHO ARE ATTENDING CHURCH AND HAVE BEEN THROUGH ADDICTION AND HAVE FOUND RECOVERY (NOT NECCESSARILY IN THE CHURCH) OR PEOPLE WHO NEVER WENT TO CHURCH, HAVE GAINED RECOVERY AND ARE NOW ATTENDING A CHURCH AND ARE USING OUTSIDE RECOVERY SUPPORT ALONGSIDE THEIR CHURCH SUPPORT.

Ticket Price is by Donation. Donation is towards tea and coffee and lunch.

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Life Church

30 Sycamore Avenue

Burnley

BB12 6QP

United Kingdom

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