Contact: email@example.com / Attention: Dan and Julie Prescott
Tuesdays / 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Purpose Statement: To provide successful and lasting recovery for men, women, and young adults from life dominating behaviors that are destructive, abusive and addictive. That recovery will come through small group mentoring, training, education and spiritual direction.
We are excited to announce a new ministry at EBC.
All of us face a crisis from time to time. People facing hardships and hurts often struggle with life dominating coping behaviors. That list is very long; gambling, eating disorders, cutting, drug addiction (including alcohol and tobacco), stealing, sexual sins (including pornography), bad language, laziness, suicidal thoughts, addictions to electronic gaming and social networking, work-aholism, compulsive shopping, perfectionism, obsessive thoughts. Those coping behaviors are life dominating sins that bind us like slavery.
We can feel there is no way out, the future will never get better, and we begin to lose hope. These behaviors frequently cause us to react in negative ways. They rob our joy, cause us to lose our peace, separate us from our hope in Christ, and most of all, we fail to uphold the first and second greatest commandments of God. We can become: fearful, anxious, frustrated, depressed, hurt, bitter, angry, hateful, vengeful or deeply discouraged.
The good news is that there is hope and healing through the God who loves you and wants to deliver you. By studying the Word, and through accountability with group members, we will seek to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Through your prayers and God’s help we can help those in need.
We will be using the interactive workbook,Crossroads (Study Guide): A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Addiction, authored by Edward Welch, in a small group setting. This study will be open to EBC members and frequent attenders.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org attention Dan and Julie Prescott..