Welcome to Recovery at Powell
What to Expect
Deciding to come to a Recovery service is a huge step towards healing, restoration, and transformation, yet those steps into the building are hard to take. As you enter the building, you will be welcomed by those who understand brokenness, who simply want you to know that we honor your willingness and have been where you are. The folks who welcome you will share information about signing in children and where the meal is served. Eating together is a huge part of our time together, food to nourish our bodies and fellowship to soothe the isolation that brokenness creates.
After dinner, we gather to worship the ultimate Healer, the One who restores, and transforms us, despite the reality of our lives. Our time together is not scripted, rather about meeting Jesus where we are. Following the worship service, we break into open share groups. These groups are vital to the healing that God makes in our lives. Through sharing our own stories and listening to others, we hear that we are not alone, that restoration is possible, and God is enough.
Children and youth eat with their families, then are dismissed to worship, share, and pray together. Worship for children and youth includes music, prayer, and a lesson. Children and youth break into age groups to discuss and participate in other activities. There is time for play and relaxation too.
- A refuge in our brokenness
- A celebration of the healing power of Jesus Christ
- A community of believers who have found redemption in Jesus Christ
based on the spiritual principles found in scripture and the 12 steps
for the entire family
- A gathering for us to be fed, by a meal, through worship, and within a small group.
- An opportunity to study the 12 Steps and God’s word
- Evidence of God’s work of healing, restoration, and transformation
Recovery is a spiritual process that meets us in our brokenness and separation from God, providing healing, restoration, and transformation through the redemptive power of Jesus Christ and the spiritual principles of the 12 steps.
Our brokenness can come from addiction, broken relationships, death of a loved one, illness, divorce, long term resentment, guilt, anger, and so much more. We are left desperately seeking a way out. God meets us in our desperation.
For many of us, church is the last place we feel worthy of going, because of our own actions or others actions. Recovery at Powell is a “come as we are” gathering, with all our humanness, and all God’s grace, mercy, and peace.
Recovery is not:
- An event
- A place
- A person
- A destination
- A process
- A way of life