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Cancelled -
 Flashing Your Brights

September 18, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Swanson Center
Carol Joy Holling Camp


Families in our churches and communities are hurt by alcohol and drug problems every day. The news is full of the opioid crisis. Yet alcoholism and marijuana dependence are far more subtle and widespread. Drug problems have deep spiritual impact, yet clergy are rarely trained adequately to deal with them. 


Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries and Pr. Otto B. Schultz are teaming up to help church professionals deal with this issue. Join us at this one-day workshop that teaches simple, practical, science-based and theologically sound tools for making a difference in people’s lives.


During the Flashing Your Brights workshop, you'll learn:

  • How to raise the issue of alcohol and drug use in a pastoral conversation and how to use five simple communications tools that influence behavior change.

  • How to act on an alcohol/drug problem without making a clinical diagnosis and how to get into actions before the problem becomes too serious

  • How to find resources to help those with these issues and how congregations can tackle this issue in your congregation.

Workshop Presenter: Pr. Otto B. Schultz

Pr. Otto B. Schultz is an ELCA Pastor, M.Div., Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor who has coached hundreds of families and led hundreds of workshops in interventions.


Monday, October 8:

8:00 a.m.       Arrival and Registration

8:30 a.m.       Introductions & Housekeeping Pre-Tests

8:45 a.m.       The Theology and Practice of Intervention

9:30 a.m.       Understanding Substance Abuse
10:25 a.m.     The Tee Shirt Skit
11:00 a.m.     Screening, Brief Intervention and Referrals

11:30 a.m.     Question and Discussion Session
12:00 p.m.     Lunch
12:30 p.m.     Codependency, Original Sin and Dysfunctional Families
1:00 p.m.       A Case Sculpture
1:30 p.m.       Faith Partners - A Congregation's Ministry
2:25 p.m.       Recovery Issues
3:30 p.m.      
Question and Discussion Session


Only $35 for your meal, snacks, and retreat leadership!


If you have questions about the Flashing Your Brights workshop, please contact Katherine Albin at or 402-944-2544.

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