Is REMEDY for Me?
REMEDY is a Christ-centered recovery program for anyone experiencing challenges in your life arising from…
- Unhealthy eating habits
- Chronic relationship struggles
- Unwanted sexual behavior (pornography, buying sex, marital infidelity)
- Abusing alcohol
- Abusing pain medication
- Past trauma
- Physical or sexual abuse
What Can I Expect on Monday Night?
The Newcomer Introduction Meeting is a group to help future participants of REMEDY
- Understand the How Remedy Works,
- Hear a brief personal story of hope from the leader, and
- Get any question answered about the next steps.
- At the end of the Newcomer Meeting all participants will be given the opportunity to join the beginning group environment at 7 PM.
Each journey begins in the “Recognize Group”. All groups in REMEDY are segregated by gender – men with men and women with women.
A typical REMEDY Group format includes:
- Opening in prayer
- Check-in leading with emotions
- Share time around the curriculum
- Action Step Share
- Closing Prayer
REMEDY recognizes that the path of recovery and the path of spiritual maturity in Christ are the same. Emotional maturity begins with emotional identification in the present. Each REMEDY group asks its participants to reveal one presently felt emotion and one sentence that describes what they are feeling. This is one of the many tools expressed in REMEDY for living free and whole.
REMEDY groups are curriculum guided group experience. All groups use the reGROUP curriculum. Participants are invited each week to read, journal and share how God is shaping them as they take action in and outside of group time. Each participant can purchase a guidebook on the first night of the group.
Inward heart change is solidified in a parallel shift in outward behavior. Each week participants are challenged to take action toward the changes God is calling them to make in their lives. Action steps are taken with grace and group support so that no one is left behind.
How Do I Know REMEDY will work?
Freedom is available. Change is possible. Jesus is in the business of restoring what is broken.
In Luke 19:10 Jesus says, “For the Son of Man has come to seek and save the lost.” Another way to translate the greek words used here for “save the lost” is to “bind up what was shattered”. Jesus is looking for shattered hearts to bind up and restore into whole men and women. Will you be found by Him in Christ-centered community as you trust Him, learn to trust others and trust the process?
In REMEDY we start by recognizing that we are powerless to change ourselves. If we could have done it ourselves, we would have by now. Many of us have tried far more than most. And yet, we know all too well the kind of healing we long for is beyond us.
REMEDY is a Gospel-centered program of healing and recovery patterned off of the journey of the earliest Disciples of Jesus found at the end of the Gospels of Jesus Chrirst.
It’s not new.
It’s not slick.
It’s not a gimmick.
It’s not a quick fix.
It does offer real tools to stay connected and free.
It does leverage tried and true principles of recovery* in a group setting.
It is rooted in The Larger Story of God, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
It will stretch you to go to places you haven’t been in a long time.
The process of REMEDY is structured into three “movements”. Each movement contains benchmarks and action steps to know that we are progressing in our ability to build the skills necessary to walk in freedom.
We RECOGNIZE that we are powerless to change ourselves. The paradox of healing is that it comes to those who are willing to surrender to the process of change. We have to prepare ourselves for growth and healing. Finding sobriety from our addictions and dependencies is crucial. Some would even say, “we have to work to create space for God to work.” Pain, hurt and addiction always narrows our understanding of ourselves, God and others. Pain puts blinders on us and makes us live out of small less-than-stories. We were made for more. The change we want will begin by living out of a bigger story than the ones we have authored ourselves.
Surrendering our lives to God and His redemptive story prepares us to RETURN to our own. Because we have lived so long with our pain and our addictions, we have fundamentally misinterpreted our own stories. A RETURN to ourselves, with fresh perspective, helps us reinterpret our past, understand our present and change our future. Jesus longs to retell your story (all of it) through the lens of grace and forgiveness instead of shame and regret. We can’t change it but it can be turned into a resource that draws us deeper into the future God has for us.
Finally, to be RESTORE is to live from the name God has uniquely bestowed upon us. To be called by God is to live out the name He has given us. It means to be restored to the character in His Grand Story of Redemption that we were always destined for. Everyone has a role to play. Everyone is meant to be RESTORED.