Saturday, July 23, 2016

Having Joy in Recovery

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Anyone in recovery knows that recovery, especially early recovery, isn't filled with the happiest of times. As a matter of fact, it's when we find ourselves in the most unhappy moments that relapse begins to ease in and our unhappiness quickly turns to utter destruction.

I purpose that the solution is found not in seeking happiness but finding Joyfulness in recovery. Maybe you think those are the same. If so, are you willing to gamble your recovery on it?

Monday, July 18, 2016

Your Real Problem With the 12 Steps

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Over the last several years there has been a heavy shift in the world of recovery. In any area of life, how we do things is always subject to change. Yet, sometimes change isn't a good thing. Sometimes changing the process of a very intricate system may seem more efficient at the times, but in the long run creates disastrous results. In the realm of recovery this could be the difference between life and death.

This shift, a move away from 12 Step support and a dependence once again on self. Before you read on, let me ask you, How has depending on your self or your own strength worked out for you?

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

What is Recovery Coaching?

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Recovery coaching is a relatively new term in the field of addiction/recovery support. It has been gaining lots of momentum as the need for continued aftercare greatly increases. Rebirth is honored to add this support tool to our ministry.

But what is Recovery Coaching? How is a coach different from a sponsor? What can I expect from recovery coaching? How much does recovery coaching cost?

We are so glad you asked....

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Have We Gotten It Wrong?

Somehow so many things get "lost in translation" in life. Words change meaning and usage, ideas get old and new ones are birthed, and life is constantly evolving all around us as what was once insane becomes sane and once sane becomes insane.
So, have we gotten it wrong? Have we watered down our faith so much that what was once considered nominal is now normal?

Monday, February 2, 2015

A Few Deeper Reasons People Are Leaving the Church

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...

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:
Roger Ball:

"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


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


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?