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We Serve Faith Communities

Faith Communities

Exodus.Life was born as a lay-driven faith community ministry known as Under Grace, and we remain faith-based at our core.  We acknowledge important aspects of the community based, clinical, and medical models.  Our own approach to serving people in crisis is an intentional combination of all of these treatment methodologies.  We prefer participation by people of faith to provide our services both as staff members and volunteers.  People from all faith perspectives are welcome to serve because we serve a diverse group.

What should be an encouragement to all faith leaders is that participation with Exodus.Life often serves to “set fire” to the faith of volunteers, often accomplishing as much in their lives as in the lives of those we serve.  In addition, we have received funding from the state to actively engage the faith community in the fight against substance use. 

Here are a few examples of how we can serve each other:

Exodus.Life can serve the faith community by:

  • Providing peer support in assistance to faith community staff working with members in crisis

  • Conduct seminars and lectures on substance abuse prevention and treatment, suicide, stigma and mental health to their membership

  • Presentations can be tailored to a variety of groups including students, adults, men’s ministry, women’s ministry, staff, and much more

  • Training in managing those in addiction

  • Supporting families

  • Support and encourage volunteers in their personal faith

  • Providing a source of information and connection to a referral network

  • Supporting the start or support of internal recovery ministries

Faith communities can help us by:

  • Engaging with graduates with the guidance and support of an Exodus.Life Peer Specialist

  • Becoming a community that feels welcoming to our population (training available)

  • Creating opportunities for Exodus.Life staff to come and share our story

  • Volunteer Opportunities: instructors, supporting peer activities, performing administrative functions, encouraging staff, hosting graduations, and much more

  • Mobilizing volunteers for service projects at our campuses

  • Naming a point person as liaison between the faith community and Exodus.Life

  • Providing financial support

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