HEALING IS POSSIBLE. As Our Wounds Heal, We Become Functioning Members of the Community.
This group is led by people who have experienced the healing love of God and the transforming power of the Twelve Steps.
We approach recovery from a traditional Twelve-Step perspective, but also understand the spiritual basis and Christian roots of the Twelve Steps and recognize Jesus Christ as our Higher Power.
Regardless of your personal faith, you will find this course to be helpful in your recovery -- and you will be surrounded by people that love you, just the way you are.
If you have received the psychological program, but ignored the spiritual program -- you have missed the program.
From the Book
"Step One is an opportunity to face reality and admit that our life isn't working with us in control. We embrace our powerlessness, we stop pretending... We admit that we can't continue the illusion of control." -- From Step 1, p. 31
"The Twelve-Step process of recovery is a spiritual journey. It takes us from a life where we experience confusion and grief to a place of peace and serenity-- one day at a time. Many changes can and will come over us, but they won't happen all at once. The process takes time and patience. God, in his time, instills in us the strength of character that only comes from a healthy relationship with him." -- From Week 1, p. 3
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The Twelve Steps: A Spritual Journey
1. Admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors. That our lives had become unworkable.
I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. (Romans 7:18)
2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. (Philippians 2:13)
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God..
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship. (Romans 12:1)
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD. (Lamentations 3:40)
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. (James 5:16a)
6. We're entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. (James 4:10)
7. Humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31)
9. Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you; leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:23-24)
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! (1 Corinthians 10:12)
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out.
Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly. (Colossians 3:16a)
12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and practice these principles in all our affairs.
Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. (Galations 6:1)
The Community Support Model
Healing happens when you are surrounded by people that understand what you are going through.
We involve therapists, counselors, mentors, and community leaders who volunteer.
Our Leaders have:
Our group leaders are well-trained, have passed our background check, and provide leadership and insight in a loving way, from a place of experience.