Recovery Ministry and Mentoring
JICF mentorship program is designed to empower mature men from the Christian community to join together with JICF in fostering the spiritual growth and continued sobriety of our New Hope Center brothers in Christ. JICF mentors make an immensely positive impact on New Hope Center clients throughout the program and afterwards. Your initial commitment to these men would be two Saturday afternoons a month.
Contact: Pastor Van at 952-353-3024 for information.
"In my view, the most important service that a JICF recovery community support offers is the assignment of a peer recovery support specialist or recovery minister to work with each person that comes to JICF. At the outset, the peer recovery support specialist meets the Individual and sets up a schedule upon which the client and peer will meet. The format and structure varies widely, with some relationships based on daily phone calls and others on weekly face-to-face visits. The actual length of a coaching engagement will also vary. Recent research completed by Chyrell Bellamy, MSW, PhD and Michael Rowe, PhD, both assistant professors at Yale University, concluded that working with peers in a recovery community environment may reduce alcohol use, drug use and criminal charges for at risk populations. Spreading the Gospel works."
Thank you so much for your interest; God bless you, Pastor Van Dickerson.