Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Freedom Harbor

When one person has a dream it can be easily rationalized away as just that, a dream. When two people in the same circle have the same dream it can be seen as vision. But when three have it I believe it turns into purpose!  

It has been laid on the hearts of the leadership from Freedom Church,  ReBirth Ministry and our Celebrate Recovery to begin the process of taking recovery to the next level in Indian River County. We believe Freedom Harbor is that next level.

Recovery is so much more than "not using". Recovery is learning to live a new way of life, or what the Bible would call "being renewed in the mind" (Romans 12:2). To many times someone gets some "clean time" (not using or acting out their dysfunction) and think they have it licked. Yet, also too often do we see these people crash due to what we call "stinking thinking" or those old ways of thinking that keep them enslaved to their hurts, habits, and hangups.  

 
       
  





 




Freedom Harbor is a regeneration center for anyone looking for a safe environment to have that old way of thinking removed and replaced with solid biblical thinking and lifestyle. You can think of it like an exchange of sorts; A person bring us their damaged goods and we replace them with gospel goods.  

This style of regenerative living goes beyond the mere idea of getting help with hurts, habits, and hang-ups though; it rejuvenates the person in becoming a better citizen, a better person, and ultimately a better disciple of Jesus Christ.


We are currently moving from the dream stage to the vision stage and only request your prayers at this time as we move forward. In the near future we may ask for any time, talent, tutelage, and treasure that you or someone you know may be able to bring to the table. For now, it's prayer time for us! If you have any questions you may feel free to contact George Lynch or Roger Ball at the below addresses:

George Lynch: george@freedomchurchlife.com
Roger Ball: roger@freedomchurchlife.com

"My Addiction"
A Spoken Word Poem by George Lynch




Rev. George A. Lynch CRSS
Recovery coaching is a support tool that anyone dealing with a hurt, habit, or hang-up can take advantage of. This is one on one coaching through the difficulties of life and how the 12 steps of Celebrate Recovery and their biblical comparisons apply to our daily lives. George Lynch is a Florida State Certified Recovery Support Specialist as well as the Recovery Pastor for Freedom Church. It is his goal in coaching that he points you to Christ! Recovery Coaching is on a donation based scale, but no one seeking help is turned away. Contact us today and add this to your tool belt of recovery!




Are you currently a ReBirth Ministry Partner? We can't do this without your support! Together we can turn lives around in some of the most difficult places in our communities. Join with us in the work of the Great Commission, Making Disciples who Make Disciples!

 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
~Matthew 28:19-20


Discipleship!

ReBirth is completely partnership supported. If you are interested in becoming a partner or in supporting ReBirth with your time, prayer, or charitable gift, please see our PARTNERS page for details.



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Relapse

A dark, lonely, shameful place of guilty and let down. Relapse is the valley of the shadow of death if I ever saw one! So, why does relapse happen to so many? Even those who are making great strides in their recovery? How can we recognize relapse? Learn from it? Prevent it?

Whether relapse has been a part of your recovery or not, knowing the answers to these questions is critical when trekking the terrain of the valleys in your life, right?

Monday, June 30, 2014

Silence of the Lambs

This is going to be a hard and controversial blog to write and post, but the question has been developing in my heart and lingering on my lips. Why is it that when we address destructive issues in someone's life we become "Judgmental"?

We have all heard it or had it said to us... "don't judge me", or "you have no right to judge". And so I have questioned what are we supposed to do? Are we to sit by and watch without saying a word as people destroy themselves?

I recently did a little social media survey. Join me on this journey as we take a look at why so many in today's culture are trying to silence the lambs!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Insanity: When Enough isn't Enough

Are you insane? If a definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result... well are you?

So what's it going to take? How much pain and suffering are you willing to endure only to end up in the same place if not worse off?

Friday, May 2, 2014

Feeling Beyond Helpless

Sometimes life throws curve balls at us. Under normal circumstances it is difficult enough to deal with them. More times than not we end up feeling helpless or wishing we could have done more. But there is a place that some end up, mostly because of choice they have made, where they experience a feeling of being beyond helplessness during a life crisis, that place is imprisonment.  It may be easy for some to callously shrug off compassion with the idea that the inmate made the choices and now he must "deal with it", but when it comes to things like grief or morning the loss of a loved one being beyond helpless is a hard place to be. So what do we do?

Friday, March 28, 2014

What Makes It All Worth It

Discipleship in any context can be hard work. Add years of hurt and pain onto the all ready mounting task of discipleship and it can seem like near impossibility.

Yet we find that what seems to be work for us and what seems to be impossibility to us is just another day of grace and mercy for God! Being a part of His work of turning lives around has been an adventure to say the least. We have had our ups and our downs during the ebb and flow of ministry. Yet what I am about to share with you I share with the utmost delight! This makes it all worth it!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Freedom Journey Program

In an effort to provide for an enhanced ministry of recovery and support for individuals who truly desire freedom from their addictions and lifestyles Immanuel Church & ReBirth Ministry provide on-going support and help beyond the 12-step program of Celebrate Recovery. The Freedom Journey requires a one year commitment, with an evaluation at the end of the first year. This program is an in-depth and discipleship based support network of programs and relationships working together to see lives turned around!

In the area of recovery, some get instantly transformed and never look back. Praise God! I have found that I am not one of those cases. As much as my heart and mind were transformed, the working out of that transformation is still an ongoing process, as it is with most people in recovery. The Freedom Journey Program is to ensure a greater opportunity for success and wholeness in recovery.

From volunteer commitments to court orders, those who enter into this outpatient accountability program are held to a high standard of participation in their own spiritual, social and financial health. With discipleship models and key leadership, we pinpoint the areas of concern for unhealthy lifestyle and surround the client with a team of support.

Here is a little about our recent intake:
A young man with crimes punishable of up to 15 years in prison was remanded to a 12 month live in facility as part of his terms for suspended sentence. 11 months in he was asked to leave the program, which in turn violated his suspended sentence. In his violation hearing he was granted the opportunity to enter our program! So, instead of 15 years in prison, this young man will be attending church, bible college, Celebrate Recovery, and step studies. He will have weekly counseling both for spiritual formation and financial accountability. Instead of creating yet another convict, we have the opportunity of creating a citizen!

Find out more about Freedom Journey in the tabs at the top of this site.

 Helping Teenagers in Crisis Seminar
We are proud to announce a great success with our first "Helping Teenagers in Crisis" seminar. We had twenty in attendance from youth pastors, youth workers, teachers, and parents. The discussion was phenomenal! Not only did we equip others in our community, but we became better equipped as each participant shared their experiences in the field of teenagers in crisis. This will definitely be a training that we offer again and maybe soon. Our next opportunity for training in the realm of teenagers will be our Life Hurts, God Heals training TBA. You can find out more about that ministry here



Are you currently a ReBirth Ministry Partner? We can't do this without your support! Together we can turn lives around in some of the most difficult places in our communities. Join with us in the work of the Great Commission, Making Disciples who Make Disciples!

 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
~Matthew 28:19-20


Discipleship!

ReBirth is completely partnership supported. If you are interested in becoming a partner or in supporting ReBirth with your time, prayer, or charitable gift, please see our PARTNERS page for details.