Resources for churches

Below are links to resources you can use in your church. Although we have divided them up into four subjects, you will find that the ideas are very interchangeable – so please feel free to use them and adapt them as you wish. (And let us know if you have any good ideas we can add.)

There is also a link to a short document designed to help your church develop its own drug policy. You will find there are various things you will need to discuss and agree before you can write it. Hope UK can provide someone to visit and facilitate this process, if you would find this helpful.

Not all drugs are addictive, and not all users become addicted to (dependent on) the ones that are. Other things might also lead to dependency. Does it matter if a Christian is dependent on something? These resources help you consider this matter.

The resources available for you to use/develop/adapt under this heading are:

For Hope UK, choice is a really important issue – why do people choose to use drugs? How can these reasons be addressed? Is there any way we can help young people meet their needs through healthier, life-affirming choices?

The resources available for you to use/develop/adapt under this heading are:

This looks at the idea of freedom (rather than addiction). What does freedom mean? How can we be free?

The resources available for you to use/develop/adapt under this heading are:

John 10.10b says Jesus came to give us ‘life in all its fullness’. What does this mean? Can you have fun if you are a Christian? This section is written for group discussion and activities.

The resources available for you to use/develop/adapt under this heading are: