The United Methodist Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence (SPSARV) is creating a Bible study entitled, Hope, Healing, Health and Wholeness, to provide a biblical basis for the denomination’s compassionate response to substance abuse in the global community. United Methodists are asked to be one of the writers.
SPSARV is a general church initiative that works to raise awareness and equip church leaders to effectively respond to alcohol, other drugs and related violence worldwide. United Methodist writers are being asked to join in creating a global resource that offers biblical study and reflection on four themes: Hope, Healing, Health and Wholeness. Each study brief will be 500 to 600 words, including discussion questions. Writers are encouraged to use their creativity and ingenuity in developing the study brief. A United Methodist bishop will write an introductory reflection on each theme.
The bible study will enable congregations to study the biblical basis for being in ministry with individuals who are dealing with addictions and their families. The resource will be widely circulated throughout the United Methodist Church’s global connectional system.
A diversity of voices is being asked to write the biblically-based study briefs and reflections on addiction and recovery. The writing deadline is Aug. 30.
For additional information, refer to the below links:
Writer’s Guidelines –
Writer’s Submissions and Criteria –