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http://www.aacc.net/2017/03/24/the-12-step-program-an-invitation-to-the-church/ Read the article at the link above. What do you think the Church can learn from the 12 step program? What can the Church teach those looking for recovery from addictions? How do you think the Church can be more effective in helping people suffering the effects of addiction?
Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry, Summer 2014, Vol. 11 A Response to Substance Abuse: Equipping Church Leaders Barbara L. Gilliam (D.Min. 2014) Founder and Director of Compassionate Wisdom Works Huntington Beach, CA Introduction What do Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe, Yoko Ono, Ulysses S. Grant, Pyotr IIyich Tchaikovsky, Ava Gardner, Sigmund Freud, […]