Bridge to Recovery available in Stanly/Union/Cabarrus counties


Bridge To Recovery (BTR) is a faith-based alcohol and drug treatment center serving Stanly/Union/Cabarrus counties, and all surrounding areas. BTR offers low-cost, high-value treatment in a gentle Christian environment. Due to our generous supporters, we often have the ability to scholarship those without funds. We have provided direct care to over 1,300 men and women since we opened our doors in 2011. We strive to offer substance abuse services to all in need, regardless of ability to pay.

Although substance abuse has reached epic proportions, treatment availability has actually decreased over the years. Access to this type of healthcare is becoming less and less feasible for many people. It is becoming harder and harder for individuals without resources to get help. If you don’t have deep pockets or a premium insurance policy, help is frequently out of reach. It is not unusual for a facility to turn away dozens of people daily.

Scenario: Imagine providing a good Christian home to a 23 year-old son who has recently gone astray. You plead with the boy to get help before something horrible happens. After several harrowing experiences, the boy finally agrees and you begin to look for a treatment center. You find very expensive $25,000 facilities. You find facilities with six-week waiting lists. You find $6,000 co-pays if the boy does have insurance. You find state sponsored facilities that tell you there are no beds available, and, the addiction isn’t bad enough (yet) to meet criteria. While you desperately call all over trying to get him help, he gives-up and goes back to the drugs. This happens every single day.
Bridge To Recovery was originally founded on the premise that no one seeking help should find closed doors. In November 2011, a small group of individuals created our grass roots organization, and we have grown every year since that day. We are community-minded and believe in neighbor helping neighbor. We charge a very low fee for services, are mostly church supported, and we rely on donations and grants.

Treatment for substance abuse takes many forms. BTR is faith-based, but we employ a variety of clinical techniques. We are community-based, which means 12-Step and Church support is an important part of follow-up care, after graduation. We are abstinence-based, which means we do not use drugs to keep people off of drugs. THIS DOESN’T WORK. We all rely on the Bible for Spiritual guidance, but God also created clinical intervention and community-based support. These are critical. BTR offers a unique and effective program utilizing professional practice and Spiritual Renewal. BTR’s licensed/certified counselors, and ordained Pastors, lead clients through powerful transformations.

Low overhead means we can offer professional services at a minimum charge. Nearly 100% of funding goes to direct care of our clients; we have very little administrative cost. We charge just enough to make payroll and keep the lights turned on. Right now, our needs are a new van, literature for our classes and basic lawn equipment. We also have a scholarship fund; $2,500 covers the cost of a 28-day treatment. This is a small fraction of the usual cost for this type of care.

BTR offers free interventions and family consultations. We are here for you when you need us.

If you need help, call our helpline: 704-909-8025
or visit us at
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Resources for Vital Congregations



Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians


Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment


The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:

  • Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
  • Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.

We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at


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