NEW LIFE RECOVERY
New Life Recovery meets every Wednesday at 7:00 PM (childcare provided).
New Life Recovery is a spiritual approach to the 12 steps of recovery. Our mission is to provide a safe place of grace for those in recovery to discover Jesus, sobriety, and peace. New Life uses the proven materials of Celebrate Recovery, but our meetings and format differ from most Celebrate Recovery meetings.
This Preamble is read in each of our meetings along with the 8 Principles and the steps they correspond to and our Group Guidelines.
New Life Preamble
New Life group is a place to share experiences, strength, and hope so that we may overcome our common problems and grow in Jesus Christ. We recover by being honest with ourselves and others. We seek always to make this meeting a safe place, an affirming place, and a responsible place. We desire to affirm that God can lead you to make healthy and Christ-honoring decisions. Please attempt to use “I” messages instead of “you” messages. We share our experience, strength, and hope.
We share only our own issues. We do not “take other people’s inventories.” We neither fix nor blame others. We seek to practice and model responsibility by allowing each other to be responsible for our own lives, decisions, and actions. When we attended our first meeting, we had a variety of feelings. We were relieved to find a place where people might understand our pain and despair. We were angry that we had to get help and could not manage alone this part of our lives. We felt lonely and were ashamed of the way our lives had become. We had secrets that we were reluctant to share.
The Gospel of Christ changes us, we do not change ourselves or one another.
Here we learn a new way of life. We learn, at our own pace, to experience in a healthy way intimacy and sharing with others. We learn to trust, to ask for our needs to be met, to say no when no is appropriate, to express our feelings, and to hang around when all we want to do is run. Here no one shames us for what we have done. Here we have a safe place to heal, and for that we are grateful. The only requirement for membership in our group is a desire to change.
We are happy you are here. We encourage you to take one day at a time and keep coming back…it works when you work it. Interested in joining our group? Call (812) 925-6954 to learn more about New Life Recovery or fill out our Contact Us form. Don’t forget to connect with us on our New Life Recovery Facebook page!