Recovery Groups at Storehouse Community Church are for those who struggle with addiction and habitual sin; whether alcoholism, substance abuse, pornography, lust, anger, and control/codependency.
Our goal is to help people find redemption in Christ through Recovery Groups; to identify and address the patterns of sin and behavior as well as its roots—idolatry. We work together to uproot our sin and exhort each other to holiness within a confidential community
Recovery Groups are designed to be a discipleship process for those who struggle with habitual sin. This is not intended to be a program that replaces other certified and official fellowships.
We use a 12-step program. Our approach is based loosely on the 12 steps pioneered by fellowships like Alcoholics Anonymous. The 12-step program is a practical framework for applying Christian practices and principles to all areas of our lives.
We are a lay recovery ministry, with members encouraging one another by sharing their experience, strength, and hope. No one serves in an official teaching or counseling capacity. Our goal in Recovery Groups is identity in Christ, addressing sin, walking in repentance, and growing closer to God.
In Recovery Groups, we follow Christian Recovery—a resource and twelve step program utilized from our friends at Providence Church. The twelve steps laid out in this book are simple and help us in applying Jesus’ core teaching about powerlessness, humility, dependence on God, confession, prayer, reconciliation, and service to others. These steps are a way of saying, “I can't fix myself, but God can. Seek him first and these other things will be added.”
You can download a copy of the book here.
We meet at the McAllen Creative Incubator (601 N. Main Street). There is a time of teaching and facilitating topics and content followed by small group discussions, time for confession and repentance, and prayer. Who attends and what is said is kept strictly confidential.
Recovery Groups will be held every Spring semester. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS THIS JUST FOR ADDICTS?
No! This is for anyone who has a history with habitual sin; things like pornography, lust, anger, anxiety, and control/codependency. This is for people who are battling sin and losing repeatedly.
WHAT IF I’M STRUGGLING WITH SIN THAT ISN’T ON THAT LIST?
Show up anyway. The list isn’t meant to be exclusive; struggles may look different, but we’re all suffering from the same root problem: idolatry.
WHO LEADS IT?
We will have a teacher/meeting facilitator who will walk through content; then we’ll be break into smaller groups for discussion on that topic.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM BIBLICAL COUNSELING?
Recovery Groups at Storehouse Community Church are not a substitute for counseling. Our teacher and facilitators are not licensed counselors or therapists; it’s a seasonal support group where we learn from the Word of God, share our experience with and through the 12-step recovery, and encourage one another toward faithfulness.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM COMMUNITY GROUPS?
Community Groups are our primary means of community, discipleship, mission. Additionally, CGs meet regularly and throughout the year. Recovery Groups are seasonal.
CAN I JUST CHECK IT OUT?
Yes! If you think you might benefit from our fellowship, but are unsure if recovery is a good fit, we encourage you to visit First Weekend;
HOW LONG ARE RECOVERY GROUPS?
Recovery Groups are designed to be seasonal and are weekly gatherings for 9 weeks. Our desire is to not only walk alongside of you during this time, but that you would grow your spiritual walk with the Lord, encourage others, and at the end of our season, get plugged into a community group.