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Recovery-Friendly Congregation Workshop


"Becoming a Recovery-Friendly Congregation"Workshop for Pastors, Church Leaders, and Providers Thanks to your generosity, Branches was able to organize a special workshop for pastors and church leaders to learn how they can be involved in the recovery process for individuals who are dealing with addiction.  70-some individuals joined together on a cold, snowy morning to discuss the answers to these questions: What does the addicted brain look like?What is recovery?How can an institution of faith build a recovery program?How can congregations access local resources to help people in the pews? Guest speaker, Dr. Monty Burks, believes that the local congregation is the key to recovery. As the director of Faith-Based Initiatives for the Tennesse Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Dr. Burks and his team travel throughout TN to show church leaders how their church can become a recovery-friendly congregation.   If you would like to contact Monty Burks please call (615) 770-1783 or email