Life Transformation Elements
We often hear the term recovery used when talking about addiction, including recovery support groups. The word recovery is defined as a restoration to a former condition or regaining something lost or taken away. By those definitions, recovery only takes a person back to their original condition; however, it was that original condition that caused the problem in the first place.
We use the term transformation, which is defined as a marked change, as in appearance or character, usually for the better. A synonym for transformation is metamorphosis. Webster defines metamorphosis as a change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means. An illustration from nature is the transformation of a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly. It is not an easy process, but the end result is something quite different than the beginning.
II Corinthians 5:17 says, Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (NIV) All things, past, present, and future, can be new. You no longer have to be identified by your past. Jesus Christ wants to live His life through you today, and the future holds unimaginable joy!
Our ministry is made up of 5 elements:
- We encourage you to have personal one-to-one time with God, spending quiet alone time daily with the God of the universe, who also is your Pappa/Abba.
- Clinical discipleship – this involves discipling/counseling individuals and couples.
- Equipping churches to provide support groups for people who have issues with addiction of any type (what we call life-dominating sin).
- Group seminars developed for the purpose of understanding the core issues underlying addiction and freedom in Christ through the message of Galatians 2:20.
- Cherri and Joe are available to speak in churches, bringing the message of Jesus as the bondage breaker. Cherri speaks on Christ-centered recovery in light of “Love Them to Life.” Joe speaks on this theme with his testimony–“From Wreckage to Redemption.”