The Recovery Course is for men and women who are struggling with an addiction, know they need help and are wanting to explore this from a Christian perspective. It has proved effective in helping people with addictions to drugs, alcohol, pornography, sex, gambling, self-harming, overeating, and other related compulsive behaviours.
“Were it not for the course I would be dying a slow death……it has given me back my life and I am so grateful”
Addictions keep us in the shadows, they stop us living well and draw us away from good relationships with God and with people around us. They sap our energy, our creativity, our time and money. This course has helped many taking the first steps to address their addiction and many others who have been working on their recovery for some time, often over many years, and who want to take a fresh look from a Christian perspective.
The course offers a place to take an honest and practical look at our addictions and their impact in a systematic way using the 12 Steps adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous. Over the 16 weeks we work through the 12 steps with the help of a course book and regular Monday night meetings which provide an opportunity for learning from other’s experience of addiction and recovery. It is a personally demanding course, and requires perseverance, dedication, and commitment. The weekly meetings offer a place of support, encouragement and fellowship.
“I have now been alcohol free for 18 months, and am in quite a different place, and thank God”
The course is run by men and women from a number of churches in the area who themselves are in recovery from a variety of addictions. Whilst on the course we encourage guests to keep going with their existing support and fellowship; the course is not a substitute for these arrangements, and it is time limited.
Monday nights are well structured, with time for a simple meal, a brief presentation to introduce a step, a brief testimony from one of the team, followed by confidential structured discussions in separate men’s and women’s groups.
The course starts at 7.00pm on Monday 15th October and runs until the 11th February 2019 at The Warehouse behind St John’s Hampton Wick. For more information click on ‘More Info’ or to book a place click on ‘Reserve a place’.
The course is being hosted by St John’s Hampton Wick and St Stephen’s Twickenham with the support and in partnership with 10 or more other churches in the area.