Looking forward to seeing what God will do next week; we welcome you to come and join us!
RU Recovery is for:
-the functioning as well as the non-functioning addict;
-finding help, not only with substance abuse (legal and illegal drugs, alcohol or tobacco) but with any destructive habit, including gambling, eating disorders, porn and self-harm;
-not only the addict, but also those seeking to help one who is addicted;
-those struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, grief and PTSD;
-people of any faith or no faith at all;
-anyone seeking to recover from past mistakes;
-anyone seeking to develop healthy coping skills for facing the challenges of life.
-anyone who wants to not merely survive life, but instead to live an abundant, fruitful, victorious life.
As the director, I can personally attest to the help the program has already been to my family and I, and I am certain it will help you. Come, and discover for yourself what true freedom means!
What Should I expect when I attend the RU Recovery Program in Kindersley?
Being familiar with the program, we at Redemption Baptist Church are very excited about bringing RU Recovery to Kindersley, and are confident that the program can make a tremendous difference in your life if you are struggling with an addiction or a stubborn habit. Nevertheless, since we are only the second chapter to open in the entire province of Saskatchewan, we realize most people are unfamiliar with the program, and might naturally be unsure if the program is right for them. To alleviate what concerns you might have, I wanted to share a few thoughts of what to expect, and hope that you will join us each Thursday Night.
For those of you who may not be familiar with our location, the RU Recovery Meetings will take place at 419 5th Avenue West in Kindersley, near Westberry School. The building we meet in was once the Ukranian Orthodox Church, so its distinctive domes are hard to miss.
For the present, our meetings are geared for adults and older teens, with childcare for younger children provided onsite downstairs. The meetings are open to people of all faiths, or of no faith at all; if you are struggling with any kind of bad habit or addiction, be it drugs, alcohol, smoking, gambling, porn, an eating disorder, self harm, anger, depression, or anxiety, you are welcome, and we are confident this program can hep you. If you don't struggle with an addiction yourself, but you have a friend or family member who does, you can a learn a lot from this program as to how best to help them.
The meeting itself starts at 7:00, so you will probably want to come five or ten minutes early . You would enter our main door facing 5th Avenue West, and upon entry you will be greeted and directed to the Registration Table. As a first time visitor, we'll give you a name tag, and after filling out a registration form you will receive Our Bulletin, a Prayer Request Card and a Beginner's Introductory Packet. If you have young children, we have volunteers which will be glad to provide childcare , and will help you out in getting them settled downstairs before the meeting begins. As you wait for the meeting to commence, help yourself to a hot chocolate and feel free to check out the resource table.
The meeting begins at 7:00 pm, and we aim to be done by around 8:30pm. We divide the meeting into three segments, which we call Talks, with short breaks in between:
In First Talk, we talk to God through prayers and testimonies. We begin with prayer, and then give students an opportunity to share stories of victory. This serves to give encouragement to other students and credit where credit is due - we don't like to talk about what we've done to God, we like to talk about what God has done for us! At the end of this talk, we gather the prayer request cards each person received, and then myself as director will lead in prayer for those requests individuals have indicated are for sharing with the group.
In Second Talk, we talk to each other, breaking into challenge groups to share each of our burdens or blessings. As a new visitor, during Second Talk you will be in the beginners group, in which you will watch a video explaining the program and how to use what you received in your beginner's packet. After your first week, you will then become part of a challenge group, led by a challenge leader. We take the first part of this time to review our curriculum for the past week and complete our challenges. Then, as those present feel comfortable, they share their struggles and we as a group provide encouragement. AS a rule, what is said within challenge group is kept confidential.
In Third Talk, God talks to us as the director gives a message from the Bible, laying out Biblical principles which can help all of us to find lasting freedom from addiction.
After Third Talk is complete we have a brief awards ceremony for those who have completed challenges, after which we have refreshments available downstairs. We encourage you to stay and visit if you can, to get to know the group better and develop good friendships. During this time, the director and other workers are available if there were more specific, private areas of concern you needed assistance with.
Before and after class, and during the breaks, we encourage you to check out the Resource Table, in which you will find not only the RU Recovery Curriculum, but also a lot of books which give help for various issues we all can struggle with. We sell all books at cost, just so that we can replenish our stock.
If you had any further questions, feel free to call or text me at 306-460-4688. Hope to see you there next Thursday!
Below are links to various articles regarding Addictions, the value of Faith Based Recovery Programs and the RU Recovery Program itself:
12 Indications of an Addiction: rurecovery.com/am-i-addicted-2/
3 Reasons People Turn to Substance Abuse and Addiction: rurecovery.com/addiction-three-reasons-substance-abuse/
Can Addiction be Cured? rurecovery.com/can-addiction-be-cured-testimony-volunteer/
How to Help your Addicted Loved One:rurecovery.com/help-addicted-loved-one/
Do Faith Based Addictions Recovery Programs Work? rurecovery.com/faith-based-addiction-recovery-programs-work/
What we believe about addictions and the Faith-based Recovery Approach to Addiction: rurecovery.com/addiction-faith-based-recovery-appraoch/
Click below to watch a brief video on the history and philosophy of RU Recovery Ministries: