Journey to Wholeness Facilitator Training

NOTE:  The event schedule for March 27-29, 2020 in Glendale, CA has been postponed.

Course Description

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.

Two segments of this course are available: In-person and Online through the Adventist Learning Community. Both are required to receive full training as a Journey to Wholeness Facilitator.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the process of addictions, including behavior and substance addictions.
  • To understand the factors leading to addictive behaviors, including physiological and social constructs.
  • To understand the 12-step process to recovery, including biblical foundation
  • To gain skills in conducting a successful 12-step recovery program
  • To recognize the role of the church in supporting the recovery process for individuals and communities


Note:  Attendance is required at all sessions