In 2014 I read some great articles that all seemed to have a recurring similarity. There were 7 ways to do this...., 10 things you should be doing..., 5 reasons why... and the lists seemed to be an inexhaustible amount of topics, one hit home more than others and multiple writers wrote upon it.
"...Reasons People Are Leaving The Church"
As I read though them I had some thoughts of my own, here they are...
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
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Ball: email@example.com
A Spoken Word Poem by George Lynch
Rev. George A. Lynch CRSS
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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."
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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?
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!
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?
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!