Classroom Teaching and Curriculum
The first phase of the program, lasting for approximately four weeks, is an introductory class. At this level the men are taught a biblical understanding of salvation and will begin to develop a personal relationship with the Lord.
During this phase the men will begin to see and understand the effects that addiction has had on their relationship with the Lord, their families and how it has also given them a false concept of themselves. At this level they will begin to build bridges to restore broken relationships with the significant people in their lives.
In order to make the most of their time in the program, we have designed a contract to spell out the various areas that need improvement. Including an in-depth look at their home of origin, noting strengths and weaknesses, also describing their present home life and sharing how addiction has affected their family.
Another very important step to this phase is an exercise called the Sociogram, which is a time for the men to share together in love exactly how they see one another, both positively and negatively.
In this level of the program the men learn the physical and psychological effects of chemical addition and how to takeresponsibility for their own recovery. Biblical counseling, classroom teaching and small groups are used to address thespiritual, mental and physical issues of addiction.
The Inner Healing class gives men an opportunity to deal with root issues that drive them to live a self-destructive life style.
They learn how to handle deep emotional wounds without medication. By ministering to the hurts and wounds in their hearts and dismantling demonic strongholds, they become free so that change and healing can take place in their hearts, allowing them to maintain healthy relationships with the Lord and others around them.
It does not change their history, but it allows healing to take place in memories of things such as childhood abuse or rejection.
In the previous phases of the program the men spend most of their time looking at what caused their addiction and addictive life style. The focus begins to shift when they move into the Discipleship Class, they begin focusing on who God created them to be instead of who they used to be, and begin to give of themselves to others in service. This gives them a hope for their future and a true sense of purpose.
The class teaches them how to be a true disciple……..a disciplined follower of Christ.