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Addiction Recovery Ministry

Pornography, alcohol, drugs, food, tobacco, gambling, sex, shopping, anger, etc. – do you tell yourself you can stop using your drug of choice or engaging in your favorite compulsion any time you want? Yet, when you honestly want to, you cannot quit.

If your struggle is a habit of concern for you, join us at WVBC (13939 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, AZ) on Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm for WVBC’s Addiction Recovery Group meetings.
WVBC’s Addiction Recovery Group is a place of refuge. A place to belong, to share safely and to learn. A place to care for others and be cared for, to grow and become strong again. A place where confidentiality is highly regarded and respect is given to each member.

The purpose of this ministry group is to help people conquer the painful effects of all types of hurts, habits, and hang-ups, in a safe place. The group’s program is Biblical and based on the actual words of Jesus Christ. All who struggle and wish to change are welcome. If you have any questions please contact Gene or Carol Taylor at 623-377-1145.

8 Recovery Principles – Based on the BEATITUDES

The Celebrate Recovery Road

  1. Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable. Step 1 “Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.”Matthew 5:3
  2. Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover. Step 2 “Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
  3. Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. Step 3 “Happy are the meek. Matthew 5:5
  4. Openly examine and confess my faults to God, to myself, and to another person whom I trust. Step 4 & 5 “Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8
  5. Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life. Step 6 & 7 “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.” Matthew 5:6
  6. Evaluate all my relationships; offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, without expecting any reward. Step 8 & 9 “Happy are the merciful….happy are the peacemakers.” Matthew 5:7, 9
  7. 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 gain the power to do it.. Step 10 & 11
  8. Yield myself to be used by God to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words. Step 12 “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires. Matthew 5:10

WVBC’s Addiction Recovery Ministry’s goal is to let God provide a safe place to help people heal from their hurts, hang-ups, habits, and addictions. By working and applying Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behavior. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God.

SERENITY PRAYER

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is;
not as I would have it;
trusting You will make all things right
if I surrender to your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.

AMEN