Andrew Wommack – Free Discipleship Evangelism course download
Ministries https://www.awmi.net/about-us/demo/#free_downloads_section

https://sidroth.org/ Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural (704) 943-6500
Sid Roth is host of It’s Supernatural television, which features guests who have experienced extraordinary healings, miracles and personal encounters with God.

Christ For All Nations https://cfan.org/ Conducts healing and evangelism crusades around the world

https://www.cai.org/health-healing/evangelists Christian Assemblies International share stories of healing evangelists

https://www.jonasclark.com/jack-coe-voice-of-healing-evangelist/

https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/48798-the-healing-miracles-preacher
https://www.christianinternational.com Founded by Dr. Bill Hamon with a heart’s desire to equip believers in greater measure to operate in the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit.
https://sidroth.org/ Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural (704) 943-6500
Sid Roth is host of It’s Supernatural television, which features guests who have experienced extraordinary healings, miracles, and personal encounters with God.
Christ For All Nations https://cfan.org/ Conducts healing and evangelism crusades around the world
https://www.cai.org/health-healing/evangelists Christian Assemblies International share stories of healing evangelists
https://www.jonasclark.com/jack-coe-voice-of-healing-evangelist/
https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/48798-the-healing-miracles-preacher
https://www.honeylake.clinic/mental_heath/treatment Christian addiction and mental health treatment center (877) 973-9246
https://www.cookerevivals.org/ (844) 447-4567
https://www.generals.org Generals International is a prayer-based organization founded by Mike and Cindy Jacobs in 1985 that exists for the purpose of changing lives and transforming nations. We are passionate about the message that God cares about every individual, He cares about every nation, and He still speaks to us today. Out of that passion, we develop resources and events to equip believers in spiritual warfare, intercession, and the prophetic.
Adult & Teen Challenge https://teenchallengeusa.org
Global Teen Challenge https://globaltc.org

Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge https://gpteenchallenge.com P.O. Box 77914, Greensboro, NC 27417 Phone (336) 292-7795 email info@gpteenchallenge.com


FAITH BASED RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUPS

AA and similar twelve step groups are not treatment – rather, they’re support groups or what professionals call mutual help groups because participants (usually peers) support and help each other without professional therapy or guidance.  In twelve-step groups, this is known as a spiritual awakening or religious experience. 

Alcoholics for Christ      http://www.alcoholicsforchrist.com/    

Statement of Faith–AC is an inter-denominational, non profit, Christian fellowship that ministers to three groups: Alcoholics or Substance abusers, Family members- those who relate regularly with an alcoholic or substance abuser, and Adult Children – individuals who were raised in alcoholic, substance abuse or dysfunctional families,  AC ministries is dedicated to the propagation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as sharing His burden for the lost and hurting individuals.

We believe that “God as we understand Him” is the triunion God, “God the Father,” “God the Son,” and “God the Holy Spirit,” and by the acceptance of Jesus Christ as personal Savior, we receive eternal life. Jesus is the doorway to fullness of life in the Spirit and the means by which we can turn our lives and wills completely over to God.

This fellowship uses the Word of God as its primary source of direction. Those leading the meetings are all “Born Again,” compassionate Christians, dedicated to the service of Jesus Christ.

Our chief goal is to direct and restore the alcoholic or substance abuser, the family member and the adult child to a sincere and dedicated relationship with Jesus Christ. Utilizing the written Word of God, they are made aware of the mighty tools available to them as born-again believers. Jesus begins by healing the inner man and working outward. We believe that as a person dies to self and is reborn to Christ (2 Cor. 5:17) he/she can be totally released from oppression and fear that have kept him/her in bondage. (John 8:36)

We encourage that a person stay active in their local A/C, AA, NA, ACOA, or other support group and continue to worship within their own body of believers. We suggest where there is no strong church ties existing, that the person becomes active in a Bible-believing church of his/her own choice.     http://www.alcoholicsforchrist.com

Alcoholics for Christ  http://www.alcoholicsforchrist.com/
Alcoholics for Christ has over 100 open groups meeting nationwide. There are a number of meetings in prisons, county jails, rehab centers. counseling centers, and other institutions.

Alcoholics Victorious http://alcoholicsvictorious.org/
AV offers a “safe environment for recovering people who recognize Jesus Christ as their Higher Power.

Founded in 1948, Alcoholics Victorious support groups offer a safe environment for people recovering from the effects of alcoholism or drug addiction. We recognize Jesus Christ as our “Higher Power” and gather together to share our experience, faith, strength and hope. AV meetings use the 12 Steps the Bible and the Alcoholics Victorious Creed.

Alcoholics for Christ has over 100 open groups meeting nationwide. There are a number of meetings in prisons, county jails, rehab centers. counseling centers, and other institutions.

Celebrate Recovery (CR) was founded as a Christian support group in the early 1990s and is part of the Saddleback Church of Christopher Warren (author of mega bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life) fame. It has eight recovery principles based on the biblical beatitudes, each translated into a principle of personal recovery, and provides a Christ-centered, Bible-based recovery program. In an article on the program’s history, writer Elias Crim described CR as “Alcoholics Anonymous powered by Sermon on the Mount.” While CR does incorporate the 12 steps in some fashion, it is separate from AA, with its own steps designed for all types of “addictive behaviors” that aim to free people from “hurts, hang-ups, and habits.”

Saddleback Church estimates that more than 30,000 churches – “almost all evangelical” – offered a CR group. www.celebraterecovery.com

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.

THE CELEBRATE RECOVERY® NAME IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK

In a desire to protect the integrity of the broader ministry, Celebrate Recovery requires that if you use the Celebrate Recovery name, the following are an irreducible minimum of your program.

The DNA of an authentic Celebrate Recovery Ministry

  1. Jesus Christ is the one and only Higher Power. The program is a Christ- centered ministry.
  2. The Bible* and Celebrate Recovery curriculum consisting of the Leader’s Guide, The Journey Begins, The Journey Continues, Your First Steps to Celebrate Recovery, CR In a Box, Testimonies to Go, Life’s Healing Choices, Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional, Celebrate Recovery Journal, The Landing, and Celebration Place are to be used exclusively. The Large Group lessons are taught from the Leader’s Guide, keeping at 
least the acrostic and the Scriptures as the key points in the lessons. This is to keep consistency within groups, allowing teachers to be creative with the introduction and conclusion of each lesson.
  3. The ministry is “group based.” All groups are gender-specific and “The Five Small Group Guidelines” are implemented and followed every time.
  4. There are NO CR online groups. Face to face meetings ONLY. Also No CR lessons are to be posted online via Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo or any other public forum as this is a Copyright violation.
  5. We expect each group to be accountable to Christ, the local church, and the model of Celebrate Recovery established at Saddleback Church.
  6. Celebrate Recovery is a ministry of the local church. Therefore, Celebrate Recovery will not attempt to dictate any doctrine or policy to a local church. A local Celebrate Recovery ministry should follow the policies of their local church and continue to be grateful for their continued support.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program with foundations firmly established in Biblical truth. The 12 Steps with accompanying Scriptures and the 8 Principles based on the Beatitudes offer participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, healing, and the opportunity to give back one day at a time through our one and only true Higher Power, Jesus Christ.  The 12 Steps and the 8 Principles work seamlessly together, tying historical recovery to timeless Biblical teaching.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY 12 STEPS AND BIBLICAL COMPARISONS

  1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable.  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 NIV

    2. We 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 NIV

     

    3. We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills 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 NIV

  2. We 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 NIV
  3. We 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 NIV

6 We were 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 NIV

 

7 We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NIV

 

8 We 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 NIV

9 We 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 NIV

 

10 We continue 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 We 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 NIV

12 Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try 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 them gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Galatians 6:1 NIV

Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. (Step 1)
  “Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3a TEV

Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover.(Step2)“Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 TEV, NIV

Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)
 “Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5a TEV

Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps 4 and 5)
 “Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8a TEV

Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7)
“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires” Matthew 5:6a TEV

Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 and 9)  “Happy are the merciful.” Matthew 5:7a TEV; “Happy are the peacemakers” Matthew 5:9 TEV

Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. (Steps 10 and 11)

Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. (Step 12)          “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.” Matthew 5:10 TEV

Eleeo Ministries       http://www.eleeo.org/
Christ centered 12-step recovery / support groups for people recovering from addictions and codependency.  Eleeo is a Greek word that means “mercy in action.”

Eleeo Ministries is a supportive ministry of love, healing, help, and discipleship. Our primary concern is for reconciliation and restoration of the individual and family to a state of physical, emotional, and spiritual wholeness. This is possible because of the grace of God, which in His unlimited love and mercy, is expressed in the gift of His Son, our Savior. It is unconditional! Therefore, we do not carry the burden of past failures; we go on in hope and faith, having experienced His healing power. We have the blessed assurance that because of His Son, Jesus Christ, and what He did for us, all that believe in Him are forgiven.

In Eleeo, we place strong emphasis upon the relationship of the 12-Steps of Recovery to the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12). The “progressive” nature of the Beatitudes is much the same format as the progressive nature of the 12-Step Program.

Eleeo Mercy in Action groups welcome the broadest participation of those affected by addictions to: Alcohol, drugs, sex, or co-dependency

In the recovery process we come to realize that joining together in the spirit of unity ensures that the plan for recovery will be preserved and passed on to others.

JACS – Jewish Community Services  www.jbfcs.org/JACS
The JACS encourages and assists Jewish alcoholics, chemically dependent persons and their families, friends and associates to explore recovery in a nurturing Jewish environment.

JACS (JEWISH ALCOHOLICS, CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT PERSONS AND SIGNIFICANT OTHERS)

International. Founded 1978. About 50 groups.

JACS assists the Jewish community in exploring recovery in a nurturing Jewish environment. It is a self-help/mutual aid movement of recovering Jewish people empowering themselves, talking to their communities and advocating for services on behalf of addicted Jews and families.

Jews In the Rooms International. An online social networking tool with virtual meetings for the Jewish Recovery Community.  www.chabad.org/

In the Rooms is a comprehensive online social network for the recovery community worldwide. Their mission is to help, inform, touch, connect, and heal those already in recovery, seeking recovery, and the family and friends supporting recovery around the world.

Overcomers Outreach  Founded 1977.  http://overcomersoutreach.org/                                                  Overcomers Outreach is an international network of Christ-centered Twelve Step support groups which ministers to individuals, their families and loved ones who suffer from the consequences of any addictive behavior.  Over 1000 in-person groups and online.

We exist to serve as a bridge between traditional Twelve step recovery groups and churches of all denominations. We recover together as we meet to study and grow in God’s Word. Our ministry is all welcoming, regardless of age, race, lifestyle, background, or belief.

Overcomers Outreach utilizes The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous with corresponding Scriptures and also utilizes the 12 AA traditions.

OVERCOMERS OUTREACH Preamble

OVERCOMERS OUTREACH is a fellowship of men and women who have been affected either directly or indirectly by the abuse of any mood-altering chemical or compulsive behavior.  We believe that as we look to a loving God for help, and put into practice those principles for living which He has given in His Word, we shall find both the strength and freedom we need to live productive and happy lives.  We strongly believe that our “higher power” is Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Our five-fold purpose, based directly upon the Word of God is set forth as follows:  (1) To provide fellowship in recovery (2) To be and to live reconciled to God and His family (3) To gain a better understanding of alcohol and mood-altering chemicals and the disease of addiction (4) To be built up and strengthened in our faith in Christ (5) To render dedicated service to others who are suffering as we once suffered.

We hold no corporate opinions concerning politics, economics, race, philosophy, science, or any other matter not immediately bearing upon our recovery.  While we do believe that Jesus is the Christ, the resurrected and living Son of God, we hold no corporate view concerning denominational preference.

We practice the suggested 12-Step recovery program of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and other 12 Step groups because we believe these to be the practical application of these life changing principles which are so clearly set forth in the Scriptures.

We welcome anyone who has a desire to stay clean and sober; anyone who has a desire to rise above the pain and turmoil engendered by the addiction of a loved one; anyone wishing to break the bondage of compulsive behavior; anyone who is not opposed to our general method of recovery.  We are here to share our experience, strength and hope with one another.  The loving support and genuine caring of fellow members, coupled with daily prayer and the reading of Scripture, prepares us to experience total serenity in Christ, no matter what our outward circumstances might be.  Attendance at additional 12-Step groups is encouraged.  We are dedicated to the principles of anonymity and confidentiality.  We guard the anonymity and confidences of other members zealously.  Nothing said in these discussions will leave this room in any form.  Gossip has no place among us, nor will we share these discussions with outside prayer lists.

Our common welfare must come first.  Our leaders are chosen not to govern but to serve.  There is only one authority in our group–Jesus Christ, as He expresses His love among us.

Prodigals International  http://prodigalsinternational.org/

A Christian ministry dedicated to helping men, women and families overcome sexual addiction.

Since its beginning in 2000, Prodigals’ International and its Homecoming Program has helped and supported hundreds of men achieve freedom from the bonds of sexual addiction throughout the United States and Canada. Through its tested and proven Christ-centered 12-Step sexual addiction recovery support groups, Prodigals has been on the forefront of leading men to healing, restoration, and sexual wholeness. The unique key to the success of Prodigals Homecoming support groups is building leaders and the training and empowerment of LEADER-MENTORS. Equipped MENTORS, who have successfully completed the recovery journey, reach out and support men just beginning their recovery. This intense one-on-one interaction creates the personal connection and accountability needed for long-term restoration and healing.

Partners in Process, the Prodigals program for the spouses of sex addicts, provides a unique 12-Step recovery process that supports women in their own healing from the affect of their husband’s sexual addiction. Partners in Process parallels the Homecoming program and its support groups provide a practical place for renewal, empathy, and encouragement.

Recovery In Christ Ministries     http://recoveryinchrist.org/

“Reaching out to a Hurting World” is the main theme of Recovery In Christ Ministries.  There is abundance of people hurting and in need of recovery from a multitude of addictions and life controlling problems.

Many people refuse to admit that they have a problem and for those denial is the main problem. People who use their coping mechanisms to fill their emptiness and medicate their emotional pain go to great lengths to convince others that their addiction is not hurting them or out of control. Often the only ones they convince are themselves.

The very nature of addiction is that the coping mechanisms, which seemed to help us, eventually control us and produce negative consequences. Left unchecked, any addiction will destroy a life including those addictions that look good like workaholism, relationship or a religious addiction.

Addiction causes us to engage in self destructive and self-defeating behavior. Addiction destroys relationships with the people we ought to care about and fractures our relationship with God if we ever had one. Eventually addiction will take our very life or we will wish it had.

The good news is that there is an answer – there is a way out – recovery is available.  Jesus Christ is still in the business of healing and transforming lives.  There is a simple way of recovery that has been documented to work for millions.  We call it the Twelve Steps.  These steps were not invented by mortal human beings.  If they were, they would have little value because neither science nor medicine has ever come up with a solution to addiction or ever will.

These steps are spiritual principles that came from the Bible.  Working the steps is simply applying Biblical principles to ones life in an easy to understand way. The reason a spiritual solution works is that the problem is spiritual at its core.  Stated simply the problem is being in control of one’s own life and carrying out one’s own plan.  The reason this is a problem is that our Creator never intended for one human being to live this way.  The solution is pointedly learning to let God be in control and carrying out His plan.

As we apply Biblical (spiritual) principles to our lives by actually working the steps, we move from self-centered to Christ Centered.  Another way of saying it is that self-centeredness is the problem and Christ centeredness is the solution.  A core slogan in recovery is “First Things First.”  This was coined and inspired from the Bible, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Mat 6:33 NIV)

If we allow God to restore us into a right relationship with Him – He will bring healing and wholeness into our lives and restore us into a right relationship with others.  God is not caught by surprise by our circumstances.  God sees the end from the beginning. The Lord has a plan and a path to lead us to happiness, peace and victory. The choice is yours. The important thing to remember is that there is hope for healing because Jesus never fails to bring wholeness to a life that is open and yielded to Him.

RECOVERY IN CHRIST MINISTRIES      Mission Statement

Recovery In Christ Ministries, Inc., informally began in 1985.  In June of 1990, Recovery in Christ Ministries, Inc., was formally incorporated as a non profit organization in the state of Florida and is approved by the IRS as 501(c)(3) tax exempt. The following are the stated purposes of the organization:

As a Christ centered interdenominational ministry, to communicate the message of the hope of recovery in Jesus Christ from chemical dependency, codependency, other addictions and dysfunctional family issues.

Encourage people to enter into a personal and saving relationship with Jesus Christ and encourage them to attend a Christian Church of their choice.

Assist churches in setting up Christ centered recovery support groups and promote cooperation between various groups and recovery ministries.

Publish and distribute recovery materials to individuals, leaders and groups.

Provide Christ centered Biblical based counseling to those who are hurting.

Teach other Lay Christians and Leaders how to effectively help those who are suffering.

Please pray for this Ministry – that the Lord will direct all of its activities and use it as an instrument of His healing, peace and righteousness.

Alcoholics Anonymous & other twelve step groups:

http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org

Chemically Dependent Anonymous: http://www.cdaweb.org

Cocaine Anonymous: http://www.ca.org

Crystal Meth Anonymous: http://www. crystalmeth.org

Heroin Anonymous: http://www.heroin-anonymous.org

Marijuana Anonymous: http://www. marijuana-anonymous.org

Methadone Anonymous: http://www. methadone-anonymous.org

Narcotics Anonymous: http://www.na.org                                                                                                                                                                                                          Double Trouble in Recovery: http:// www.doubletroubleinrecovery.org                                                                                            

Dual Recovery Anonymous: http:// www.dualrecovery.org                                                                                                                      

For Families, Friends, and  Significant Others Al-Anon/Alateen: http://www.al-anon. alateen.org Co-Anon: http://www.co-anon.org Families Anonymous: http://www.familiesanonymous.org                                                                      

Nar-Anon: http://nar-anon.org

The Effectiveness of Recovery Support Groups

Research on recovery or mutual support groups indicates that active participation in any type of mutual support group significantly increases the likelihood of maintaining abstinence.  Previous research has shown that participating in 12-Step or other recovery support groups is related to abstinence from alcohol and drug use.  An important finding is that these abstinence rates increase with greater group participation.  Persons who attend recovery support groups have also been found to have lower levels of alcohol- and drug-related problems.  Another benefit of mutual support group participation is that  “helping helps the helper.”  Helping others by sharing experiences and providing support increases involvement in 12-Step groups, which in turn increases abstinence and lowers binge drinking rates among those who have not achieved abstinence.

Twelve-step self-help groups (SHGs), often called mutual help or support groups, are an important component of the system of informal care for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). Individuals make more visits to SHGs for help with their own or family members’ substance use and psychiatric problems than to all mental health professionals combined.

Participation in Self-Help Groups and Substance Use Outcomes Individuals with SUDs who participate in 12-step SHGs tend to experience better alcohol and drug use outcomes than do individuals who do not participate in these groups.

Source: THE AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC PUBLISHING TEXTBOOK OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT Outcome Research on 12-Step and Other Self-Help Programs  2008       Rudolf. Moos, Ph.D. Christine Timko, Ph.D.

Andrew Wommack – Free Discipleship Evangelism course download
Ministries https://www.awmi.net/about-us/demo/#free_downloads_section

https://sidroth.org/ Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural (704) 943-6500
Sid Roth is host of It’s Supernatural television, which features guests who have experienced extraordinary healings, miracles and personal encounters with God.

Christ For All Nations https://cfan.org/ Conducts healing and evangelism crusades around the world

https://www.cai.org/health-healing/evangelists Christian Assemblies International share stories of healing evangelists

https://www.jonasclark.com/jack-coe-voice-of-healing-evangelist/

https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/48798-the-healing-miracles-preacher
https://www.christianinternational.com Founded by Dr. Bill Hamon with a heart’s desire to equip believers in greater measure to operate in the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit.
https://sidroth.org/ Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural (704) 943-6500
Sid Roth is host of It’s Supernatural television, which features guests who have experienced extraordinary healings, miracles, and personal encounters with God.
Christ For All Nations https://cfan.org/ Conducts healing and evangelism crusades around the world
https://www.cai.org/health-healing/evangelists Christian Assemblies International share stories of healing evangelists
https://www.jonasclark.com/jack-coe-voice-of-healing-evangelist/
https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/48798-the-healing-miracles-preacher
https://www.honeylake.clinic/mental_heath/treatment Christian addiction and mental health treatment center (877) 973-9246
https://www.cookerevivals.org/ (844) 447-4567
https://www.generals.org Generals International is a prayer-based organization founded by Mike and Cindy Jacobs in 1985 that exists for the purpose of changing lives and transforming nations. We are passionate about the message that God cares about every individual, He cares about every nation, and He still speaks to us today. Out of that passion, we develop resources and events to equip believers in spiritual warfare, intercession, and the prophetic.
Adult & Teen Challenge https://teenchallengeusa.org
Global Teen Challenge https://globaltc.org

Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge https://gpteenchallenge.com P.O. Box 77914, Greensboro, NC 27417 Phone (336) 292-7795 email info@gpteenchallenge.com

FAITH BASED RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUPS

AA and similar twelve step groups are not treatment – rather, they’re support groups or what professionals call mutual help groups because participants (usually peers) support and help each other without professional therapy or guidance.  In twelve-step groups, this is known as a spiritual awakening or religious experience. 

Alcoholics for Christ      http://www.alcoholicsforchrist.com/    

Statement of Faith–AC is an inter-denominational, non profit, Christian fellowship that ministers to three groups: Alcoholics or Substance abusers, Family members- those who relate regularly with an alcoholic or substance abuser, and Adult Children – individuals who were raised in alcoholic, substance abuse or dysfunctional families,  AC ministries is dedicated to the propagation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as sharing His burden for the lost and hurting individuals.

We believe that “God as we understand Him” is the triunion God, “God the Father,” “God the Son,” and “God the Holy Spirit,” and by the acceptance of Jesus Christ as personal Savior, we receive eternal life. Jesus is the doorway to fullness of life in the Spirit and the means by which we can turn our lives and wills completely over to God.

This fellowship uses the Word of God as its primary source of direction. Those leading the meetings are all “Born Again,” compassionate Christians, dedicated to the service of Jesus Christ.

Our chief goal is to direct and restore the alcoholic or substance abuser, the family member and the adult child to a sincere and dedicated relationship with Jesus Christ. Utilizing the written Word of God, they are made aware of the mighty tools available to them as born-again believers. Jesus begins by healing the inner man and working outward. We believe that as a person dies to self and is reborn to Christ (2 Cor. 5:17) he/she can be totally released from oppression and fear that have kept him/her in bondage. (John 8:36)

We encourage that a person stay active in their local A/C, AA, NA, ACOA, or other support group and continue to worship within their own body of believers. We suggest where there is no strong church ties existing, that the person becomes active in a Bible-believing church of his/her own choice.     http://www.alcoholicsforchrist.com

 

Alcoholics for Christ  http://www.alcoholicsforchrist.com/
Alcoholics for Christ has over 100 open groups meeting nationwide. There are a number of meetings in prisons, county jails, rehab centers. counseling centers, and other institutions.

Alcoholics Victorious http://alcoholicsvictorious.org/
AV offers a “safe environment for recovering people who recognize Jesus Christ as their Higher Power.

Founded in 1948, Alcoholics Victorious support groups offer a safe environment for people recovering from the effects of alcoholism or drug addiction. We recognize Jesus Christ as our “Higher Power” and gather together to share our experience, faith, strength and hope. AV meetings use the 12 Steps the Bible and the Alcoholics Victorious Creed.

Alcoholics for Christ has over 100 open groups meeting nationwide. There are a number of meetings in prisons, county jails, rehab centers. counseling centers, and other institutions.

 

Celebrate Recovery (CR) was founded as a Christian support group in the early 1990s and is part of the Saddleback Church of Christopher Warren (author of mega bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life) fame. It has eight recovery principles based on the biblical beatitudes, each translated into a principle of personal recovery, and provides a Christ-centered, Bible-based recovery program. In an article on the program’s history, writer Elias Crim described CR as “Alcoholics Anonymous powered by Sermon on the Mount.” While CR does incorporate the 12 steps in some fashion, it is separate from AA, with its own steps designed for all types of “addictive behaviors” that aim to free people from “hurts, hang-ups, and habits.”

Saddleback Church estimates that more than 30,000 churches – “almost all evangelical” – offered a CR group. www.celebraterecovery.com

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.

THE CELEBRATE RECOVERY® NAME IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK

In a desire to protect the integrity of the broader ministry, Celebrate Recovery requires that if you use the Celebrate Recovery name, the following are an irreducible minimum of your program.

The DNA of an authentic Celebrate Recovery Ministry

  1. Jesus Christ is the one and only Higher Power. The program is a Christ- centered ministry.
  2. The Bible* and Celebrate Recovery curriculum consisting of the Leader’s Guide, The Journey Begins, The Journey Continues, Your First Steps to Celebrate Recovery, CR In a Box, Testimonies to Go, Life’s Healing Choices, Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional, Celebrate Recovery Journal, The Landing, and Celebration Place are to be used exclusively. The Large Group lessons are taught from the Leader’s Guide, keeping at 
least the acrostic and the Scriptures as the key points in the lessons. This is to keep consistency within groups, allowing teachers to be creative with the introduction and conclusion of each lesson.
  3. The ministry is “group based.” All groups are gender-specific and “The Five Small Group Guidelines” are implemented and followed every time.
  4. There are NO CR online groups. Face to face meetings ONLY. Also No CR lessons are to be posted online via Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo or any other public forum as this is a Copyright violation.
  5. We expect each group to be accountable to Christ, the local church, and the model of Celebrate Recovery established at Saddleback Church.
  6. Celebrate Recovery is a ministry of the local church. Therefore, Celebrate Recovery will not attempt to dictate any doctrine or policy to a local church. A local Celebrate Recovery ministry should follow the policies of their local church and continue to be grateful for their continued support.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program with foundations firmly established in Biblical truth. The 12 Steps with accompanying Scriptures and the 8 Principles based on the Beatitudes offer participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, healing, and the opportunity to give back one day at a time through our one and only true Higher Power, Jesus Christ.  The 12 Steps and the 8 Principles work seamlessly together, tying historical recovery to timeless Biblical teaching.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY 12 STEPS AND BIBLICAL COMPARISONS

  1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable.  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 NIV
     

    2. We 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 NIV

     

    3. We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills 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 NIV

  2. We 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 NIV
  3. We 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 NIV

6 We were 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 NIV

 

7 We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NIV

 

8 We 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 NIV

9 We 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 NIV

 

10 We continue 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 We 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 NIV

12 Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try 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 them gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Galatians 6:1 NIV

Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. (Step 1)
  “Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3a TEV

Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover.(Step2)“Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 TEV, NIV

Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)
 “Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5a TEV

Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps 4 and 5)
 “Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8a TEV

Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7)
“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires” Matthew 5:6a TEV

Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 and 9)  “Happy are the merciful.” Matthew 5:7a TEV; “Happy are the peacemakers” Matthew 5:9 TEV

Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. (Steps 10 and 11)

Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. (Step 12)          “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.” Matthew 5:10 TEV

Eleeo Ministries       http://www.eleeo.org/
Christ centered 12-step recovery / support groups for people recovering from addictions and codependency.  Eleeo is a Greek word that means “mercy in action.”

Eleeo Ministries is a supportive ministry of love, healing, help, and discipleship. Our primary concern is for reconciliation and restoration of the individual and family to a state of physical, emotional, and spiritual wholeness. This is possible because of the grace of God, which in His unlimited love and mercy, is expressed in the gift of His Son, our Savior. It is unconditional! Therefore, we do not carry the burden of past failures; we go on in hope and faith, having experienced His healing power. We have the blessed assurance that because of His Son, Jesus Christ, and what He did for us, all that believe in Him are forgiven.

In Eleeo, we place strong emphasis upon the relationship of the 12-Steps of Recovery to the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12). The “progressive” nature of the Beatitudes is much the same format as the progressive nature of the 12-Step Program.

Eleeo Mercy in Action groups welcome the broadest participation of those affected by addictions to: Alcohol, drugs, sex, or co-dependency

In the recovery process we come to realize that joining together in the spirit of unity ensures that the plan for recovery will be preserved and passed on to others.

JACS – Jewish Community Services  www.jbfcs.org/JACS
The JACS encourages and assists Jewish alcoholics, chemically dependent persons and their families, friends and associates to explore recovery in a nurturing Jewish environment.

JACS (JEWISH ALCOHOLICS, CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT PERSONS AND SIGNIFICANT OTHERS)

International. Founded 1978. About 50 groups.

JACS assists the Jewish community in exploring recovery in a nurturing Jewish environment. It is a self-help/mutual aid movement of recovering Jewish people empowering themselves, talking to their communities and advocating for services on behalf of addicted Jews and families.

Jews In the Rooms International. An online social networking tool with virtual meetings for the Jewish Recovery Community.  www.chabad.org/

In the Rooms is a comprehensive online social network for the recovery community worldwide. Their mission is to help, inform, touch, connect, and heal those already in recovery, seeking recovery, and the family and friends supporting recovery around the world.

Overcomers Outreach  Founded 1977.  http://overcomersoutreach.org/                                                  Overcomers Outreach is an international network of Christ-centered Twelve Step support groups which ministers to individuals, their families and loved ones who suffer from the consequences of any addictive behavior.  Over 1000 in-person groups and online.

We exist to serve as a bridge between traditional Twelve step recovery groups and churches of all denominations. We recover together as we meet to study and grow in God’s Word. Our ministry is all welcoming, regardless of age, race, lifestyle, background, or belief.

Overcomers Outreach utilizes The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous with corresponding Scriptures and also utilizes the 12 AA traditions.

OVERCOMERS OUTREACH Preamble

OVERCOMERS OUTREACH is a fellowship of men and women who have been affected either directly or indirectly by the abuse of any mood-altering chemical or compulsive behavior.  We believe that as we look to a loving God for help, and put into practice those principles for living which He has given in His Word, we shall find both the strength and freedom we need to live productive and happy lives.  We strongly believe that our “higher power” is Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Our five-fold purpose, based directly upon the Word of God is set forth as follows:  (1) To provide fellowship in recovery (2) To be and to live reconciled to God and His family (3) To gain a better understanding of alcohol and mood-altering chemicals and the disease of addiction (4) To be built up and strengthened in our faith in Christ (5) To render dedicated service to others who are suffering as we once suffered.

We hold no corporate opinions concerning politics, economics, race, philosophy, science, or any other matter not immediately bearing upon our recovery.  While we do believe that Jesus is the Christ, the resurrected and living Son of God, we hold no corporate view concerning denominational preference.

We practice the suggested 12-Step recovery program of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and other 12 Step groups because we believe these to be the practical application of these life changing principles which are so clearly set forth in the Scriptures.

We welcome anyone who has a desire to stay clean and sober; anyone who has a desire to rise above the pain and turmoil engendered by the addiction of a loved one; anyone wishing to break the bondage of compulsive behavior; anyone who is not opposed to our general method of recovery.  We are here to share our experience, strength and hope with one another.  The loving support and genuine caring of fellow members, coupled with daily prayer and the reading of Scripture, prepares us to experience total serenity in Christ, no matter what our outward circumstances might be.  Attendance at additional 12-Step groups is encouraged.  We are dedicated to the principles of anonymity and confidentiality.  We guard the anonymity and confidences of other members zealously.  Nothing said in these discussions will leave this room in any form.  Gossip has no place among us, nor will we share these discussions with outside prayer lists.

Our common welfare must come first.  Our leaders are chosen not to govern but to serve.  There is only one authority in our group–Jesus Christ, as He expresses His love among us.

Prodigals International  http://prodigalsinternational.org/

A Christian ministry dedicated to helping men, women and families overcome sexual addiction.

Since its beginning in 2000, Prodigals’ International and its Homecoming Program has helped and supported hundreds of men achieve freedom from the bonds of sexual addiction throughout the United States and Canada. Through its tested and proven Christ-centered 12-Step sexual addiction recovery support groups, Prodigals has been on the forefront of leading men to healing, restoration, and sexual wholeness. The unique key to the success of Prodigals Homecoming support groups is building leaders and the training and empowerment of LEADER-MENTORS. Equipped MENTORS, who have successfully completed the recovery journey, reach out and support men just beginning their recovery. This intense one-on-one interaction creates the personal connection and accountability needed for long-term restoration and healing.

Partners in Process, the Prodigals program for the spouses of sex addicts, provides a unique 12-Step recovery process that supports women in their own healing from the affect of their husband’s sexual addiction. Partners in Process parallels the Homecoming program and its support groups provide a practical place for renewal, empathy, and encouragement.

Recovery In Christ Ministries     http://recoveryinchrist.org/

“Reaching out to a Hurting World” is the main theme of Recovery In Christ Ministries.  There is abundance of people hurting and in need of recovery from a multitude of addictions and life controlling problems.

Many people refuse to admit that they have a problem and for those denial is the main problem. People who use their coping mechanisms to fill their emptiness and medicate their emotional pain go to great lengths to convince others that their addiction is not hurting them or out of control. Often the only ones they convince are themselves.

The very nature of addiction is that the coping mechanisms, which seemed to help us, eventually control us and produce negative consequences. Left unchecked, any addiction will destroy a life including those addictions that look good like workaholism, relationship or a religious addiction.

Addiction causes us to engage in self destructive and self-defeating behavior. Addiction destroys relationships with the people we ought to care about and fractures our relationship with God if we ever had one. Eventually addiction will take our very life or we will wish it had.

The good news is that there is an answer – there is a way out – recovery is available.  Jesus Christ is still in the business of healing and transforming lives.  There is a simple way of recovery that has been documented to work for millions.  We call it the Twelve Steps.  These steps were not invented by mortal human beings.  If they were, they would have little value because neither science nor medicine has ever come up with a solution to addiction or ever will.

These steps are spiritual principles that came from the Bible.  Working the steps is simply applying Biblical principles to ones life in an easy to understand way. The reason a spiritual solution works is that the problem is spiritual at its core.  Stated simply the problem is being in control of one’s own life and carrying out one’s own plan.  The reason this is a problem is that our Creator never intended for one human being to live this way.  The solution is pointedly learning to let God be in control and carrying out His plan.

As we apply Biblical (spiritual) principles to our lives by actually working the steps, we move from self-centered to Christ Centered.  Another way of saying it is that self-centeredness is the problem and Christ centeredness is the solution.  A core slogan in recovery is “First Things First.”  This was coined and inspired from the Bible, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Mat 6:33 NIV)

If we allow God to restore us into a right relationship with Him – He will bring healing and wholeness into our lives and restore us into a right relationship with others.  God is not caught by surprise by our circumstances.  God sees the end from the beginning. The Lord has a plan and a path to lead us to happiness, peace and victory. The choice is yours. The important thing to remember is that there is hope for healing because Jesus never fails to bring wholeness to a life that is open and yielded to Him.

RECOVERY IN CHRIST MINISTRIES      Mission Statement

Recovery In Christ Ministries, Inc., informally began in 1985.  In June of 1990, Recovery in Christ Ministries, Inc., was formally incorporated as a non profit organization in the state of Florida and is approved by the IRS as 501(c)(3) tax exempt. The following are the stated purposes of the organization:

As a Christ centered interdenominational ministry, to communicate the message of the hope of recovery in Jesus Christ from chemical dependency, codependency, other addictions and dysfunctional family issues.

Encourage people to enter into a personal and saving relationship with Jesus Christ and encourage them to attend a Christian Church of their choice.

Assist churches in setting up Christ centered recovery support groups and promote cooperation between various groups and recovery ministries.

Publish and distribute recovery materials to individuals, leaders and groups.

Provide Christ centered Biblical based counseling to those who are hurting.

Teach other Lay Christians and Leaders how to effectively help those who are suffering.

Please pray for this Ministry – that the Lord will direct all of its activities and use it as an instrument of His healing, peace and righteousness.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous & other twelve step groups:

http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org

Chemically Dependent Anonymous: http://www.cdaweb.org

Cocaine Anonymous: http://www.ca.org

Crystal Meth Anonymous: http://www. crystalmeth.org

Heroin Anonymous: http://www.heroin-anonymous.org

Marijuana Anonymous: http://www. marijuana-anonymous.org

Methadone Anonymous: http://www. methadone-anonymous.org

Narcotics Anonymous: http://www.na.org                                                                                                                                                                                                          Double Trouble in Recovery: http:// www.doubletroubleinrecovery.org                                                                                            

Dual Recovery Anonymous: http:// www.dualrecovery.org                                                                                                                      

For Families, Friends, and  Significant Others Al-Anon/Alateen: http://www.al-anon. alateen.org Co-Anon: http://www.co-anon.org Families Anonymous: http://www.familiesanonymous.org                                                                      

Nar-Anon: http://nar-anon.org

The Effectiveness of Recovery Support Groups

Research on recovery or mutual support groups indicates that active participation in any type of mutual support group significantly increases the likelihood of maintaining abstinence.  Previous research has shown that participating in 12-Step or other recovery support groups is related to abstinence from alcohol and drug use.  An important finding is that these abstinence rates increase with greater group participation.  Persons who attend recovery support groups have also been found to have lower levels of alcohol- and drug-related problems.  Another benefit of mutual support group participation is that  “helping helps the helper.”  Helping others by sharing experiences and providing support increases involvement in 12-Step groups, which in turn increases abstinence and lowers binge drinking rates among those who have not achieved abstinence.

Twelve-step self-help groups (SHGs), often called mutual help or support groups, are an important component of the system of informal care for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). Individuals make more visits to SHGs for help with their own or family members’ substance use and psychiatric problems than to all mental health professionals combined.

Participation in Self-Help Groups and Substance Use Outcomes Individuals with SUDs who participate in 12-step SHGs tend to experience better alcohol and drug use outcomes than do individuals who do not participate in these groups.

Source: THE AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC PUBLISHING TEXTBOOK OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT Outcome Research on 12-Step and Other Self-Help Programs  2008       Rudolf. Moos, Ph.D. Christine Timko, Ph.D.