Recovery WorksA Safe Place For Hurts, Habits, and Hangups
What is Recovery Works?
This group is a Christ-Centered recovery program that helps anyone struggling with life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. We offer an accountability fellowship in a genuinely safe, support-group, and renewal setting for anyone desiring God’s gift of a thriving, holistic life (spirit, soul, body) as they “work” their individualized or traditional recovery pathways.
Led by Pastor John Cox, this group is open to anyone who is just beginning their journey to a life of freedom and wholeness, or who has been or currently is already on the journey, working their recovery with another program.
What to expect when you arrive
You can expect a warm group of friendly people ready to come alongside your journey. Our leaders have been there and understand the challenge of confronting life’s hurdles. We seek to offer a safe, friendly, and inclusive environment dedicated to set you at ease while working on life’s most challenging problems.
Typical Tuesday Meeting
6:30 pm – Open for coffee, teas and light refreshments
7:00 pm– Welcome and worship songs; proclamations, 12 steps w/ biblical basis; CR’s 8 Recovery principles
7:30 pm – Holistic teaching and exercises; testimonies, with Serenity Prayer, Real Talk, experience God’s love
8:00 pm – Groups! Women and Men’s – Work and Share your issues
9:00 pm – Fellowship – coffee, teas, refreshments, healthy snacks
Celebrate Recovery 12 Steps
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
4. 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
5. 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