We are all addicted in some way. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. The Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step program has been adopted by a multitude of addiction groups of every stripe and color all around the world The Church is finally starting to realize that the foundational principals in recovery apply to all manner of sin and destructive behaviors. (Did you know the original recovery movement was only six steps and was distinctly Christian in its focus?) And so the twelve steps are coming full circle.
It’s time for the Church to embrace the gift that recovery ministries have given her, to destigmatize addiction, and to apply the principals of AA to our everyday lives – by God’s grace, one day clean and sober; reconciling and making amends with those who have been hurt by our behaviors and actions, and learning to rely on God in every area of our lives. And as we let God heal us, God will use us to heal others. Our seven week series is titled “Mustard Seed Change: How 12 Small Steps Can Lead to Huge Transformation,” and begins September 6. Come join us to discover God’s power and freedom.
31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” – Matthew 13:31-32