January 3, 2009 · By Kathee
Christians in Recovery
Overcomers Outreach is a fellowship of men and women who have been affected either directly or indirectly by the abuse of alcohol, any mood-altering chemicals or compulsive behaviors. They believe that as they look to a loving God for help, and put into practice those principles for living which He has given in HIS WORD, they shall find both the strength and freedom they need to live productive and happy lives. They strongly believe that their “higher power” is Jesus Christ, their Savior and Lord. Their five-fold purpose, based directly upon the Word of God is set forth as follows: 1) to provide fellowship in recovery 2) to be & to live reconciled to God and His family 3) to gain a better understanding of addictions 4) to be built up and strengthened in their faith in Christ 5) to render dedicated service to others who are suffering as they once suffered.
They hold no corporate opinions concerning politics, economics, race, philosophy, science or any other matter not immediately bearing upon their recovery. While they do believe that Jesus is the Christ, the resurrected and living Son of God, they hold no corporate view concerning denominational preference.
They practice the suggested recovery program of AA, Al-Anon and other 12 step groups because they believe these to be the practical application of these life-changing principles which are so clearly set forth in the Scriptures.
They welcome anyone who has a desire to stay clean and sober, anyone who has a desire to rise above the pain and turmoil engendered by the addiction of a loved one, anyone wishing to break the bondage of compulsive behavior, anyone who is not opposed to their general method of recovery. They are there to share their experience, strength and hope with one another. The loving support and genuine caring of fellow members, coupled with daily prayer and the reading of Scripture, prepares them to experience total serenity in Christ, no matter what their outward circumstances might be. Attendance at additional 12 step groups is encouraged. They are dedicated to the principles of anonymity and confidentiality. They regard anonymity and confidences of other members zealously. Nothing said in their discussions will leave that room in any form. Gossip has no place among them, nor will they share these discussions with outside prayer lists.
Their common welfare must come first. Their leaders are chosen not to govern but to serve. There is only one authority in their group – Jesus Christ, as He expresses His love among them.
For more information, contact Overcomers Outreach.