Live Training

Our next live training is scheduled for November 11-13, 2022


On the campus of Andrews University.  Please make your own lodging arrangements.


The Journey to Wholeness (JTW) program was developed by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists to provide a safe environment for individuals recovering from addictions. These “Recovery Groups” follow the 12 Steps to recovery, as modified from Alcoholics Anonymous, through an Adventist & Christian approach. Facilitator training is key to successfully running the JTW program. You will learn from professionals working in addiction recovery as well as lay members who have integrated this program in their church and community.


  1. To recognize the role of the church in supporting the recovery process for individuals and communities
  2. To gain skills in conducting a successful 12-step, Journey to Wholeness, recovery program
  3. To plan for the start of a Journey to Wholeness group (Journey Group) in a local church or community

Note:  You must attend all required sessions of the live course in order to receive the Facilitator certificate.  This is an interactive class, so please come prepared to be part of the conversation.


Course Packet includes:

  • Facilitator's Guide and 1 set of Participant's Handbooks
  • Training handouts
  • Other resources

Registration does not include travel or housing - please make your own arrangements if needed.

Please visit the Event Registration page to process registration.


We recommend that you speak with your church leadership about the program and request a sponsorship to assist with costs for the program.

Course Outline & Schedule

Friday, November 11

Time (Eastern Time Zone) Event
9:00 am Training Begins
12:00 pm Lunch break (on your own, 60 min)
2:30 pm Training Ends

Sabbath, November 12

Eastern Time Zone Event
2:00 pm Training Resumes
7:00 pm Training Ends

Sunday, November 13

Eastern Time Zone Event
11:00 am NAD Summit on Abuse begins
3:00 pm Summit on Abuse concludes

Note:  We highly recommend that you plan to say for the Summit on Abuse since abuse is highly related to addictions.  We will host a live downlink for attendees.

Special Notes

  • Please complete Modules 1 and 2 of the Every Step Counts course prior to attending this live course.  Of course, you can complete all modules, but we request going through at least the first two.