Clergy Wellness Workshop – Substance Use Disorders: A Primer for Clergy
November 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$30
The opioid crisis has dominated headlines in recent years, but addiction of any kind is a concern for families, communities, and even the church. Many of us do not understand the power that substances can have in people’s lives. Addiction to drugs, alcohol, or other substances can result in shame or blame and impacts every aspect of users’ lives. Loved ones suffer the pain and fear of watching their family member spiral out of control. Clergy may be confronted with people in their congregations who suffer with addiction and/or their family members (or ours) who need help knowing how to respond appropriately. We may not be able to fix the problem, but with this webinar, we might be more informed, more supportive, and less judgmental. Topics addressed will be: What is a substance use disorder? What are the common signs and symptoms? How might we help the substance user or their family members? What resources are available for recovery?
Pastor Daniel Miranda earned his M. Div. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas. He also has a graduate certificate in Addiction Studies from Eastern Washington University. He has served as pastor, overseas missionary in Japan and the Philippines, and over a decade as a drug and alcohol counselor in hospital and clinic settings in both inpatient and outpatient services in Wisconsin and Washington.
This is part of an ongoing series of web-based ZOOM workshops on clergy wellness, hosted by the Formation Committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry. A minimum of 10 participants are required to register for this event to take place; a maximum of 16 participants may register. Registration will close on Friday, November 8.