Recovery Ministries is an independent, nationwide network of Episcopal laity and clergy, dioceses and parishes, schools, agencies and other institutions that share a common commitment to address the effects of addiction, in all its forms, in relation to the Church's mission.
Recovery Ministries Network serves as a voice of conscience to Episcopalians throughout the world, building awareness of pastoral and spiritual ministry to those addicted. The original concept for Recovery Ministries’ mission dates from the landmark 1979 General Convention resolution on alcohol.
Recovery Ministries of The Episcopal Church is an organization with a mission to those who, through addiction, have lost their health and freedom. Our ministry seeks to:
- Help the addicted and those who love them connect with spiritual resources and find lasting recovery.
- Witness to Christ’s unfailing mercy by welcoming unchurched members of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-Step programs into an Episcopal faith community.
- Raise the awareness of bishops, and other clergy and leaders, about the disease of addiction and the redemption and grace found in recovery.
- Strengthen recovering Episcopalians in the work of their recovery and help proclaim the Gospel in the world and carry their recovery into the Church.