Friends of the Holy Friendship Collaborative
The Opioid Crisis in Southern Appalachia has affected almost everyone living in this region in some form or fashion, and perhaps you find yourself prayerfully seeking ways you can get involved and help.
The mission of the Holy Friendship Collaborative is “to inspire the church in our region to follow the Biblical mandate to meet people in distress wherever they are and extend to them Christ’s redeeming love.” This can be seen in our efforts to mobilize the Christian community to address addiction.
We plan to educate and nurture networks of individuals, congregations, clergy, health care practitioners, and health care institutions who will join together to discern biblically-inspired ways to promote health, wholeness, and well-being and care for those who are suffering.
Many individuals have a heart for people living with addiction and desire to begin serving immediately as the hands and feet of Christ, even though their congregation may not currently provide opportunities for engagement.
If you find yourself on this path, and you are eagerly seeking to connect with others in your community and commit to take the next step in obedience to your calling to serve in this area, then…
…We invite you to join us as a “FRIEND” of the Holy Friendship Collaborative!
As a FRIEND of HFC, you will have the opportunity to:
• participate in prayer groups and trainings,
• attend educational seminars/classes,
• join in service opportunities, and
• make purposeful connections with like-minded individuals and groups within your community and the region.
In order to join us, please complete and submit the form below. You may also print a physical copy (here) and mail it to:
Holy Friendship Collaborative
1227 Volunteer Parkway
Bristol, TN 37620
Thank you for your interest. You can expect to receive a follow-up contact regarding next steps within the next few weeks.
In the meantime, we truly appreciate your prayers for those in our region who are suffering as a result of this Opioid Crisis, and for the Holy Friendship Collaborative as we continue to seek to discern God’s plan moving forward in this very important mission and ministry.