Purpose and Mission statement:
To provide those in our church and our community an opportunity for healing from hurts, habits and hang-ups.
A “Forever Family” providing healing from our hurts, habits and hang-ups through God’s word, faith in Christ and the “8 Principles and 12 Steps of CR”. All accomplished in a loving, supportive, non-threatening and safe environment.
Large Group Format:
Set Up – 5 PM – 6 PM
- Food (Tables, coffee bar, etc…)
- Greeter’s table prepared.
- Bulletins out.
- Individuals selected for the “Order of Service.”
Dinner: 6 – 6:45 PM
- Clean up begins at 6:45 PM to prepare for the large group meeting.
- Make plates for those who are late, if necessary.
Large Group – 7 – 8 PM (Bold, italicized means someone performs this function during the large group. CR leaders should designate those individuals.)
7 PM – Call’em in Song – 7 PM
7:05 – Welcome and Prayer (Usually the CR leader or a lead facilitator)
7:10 – 7:20 – Praise and Worship – 3 songs
– Offering (During last song.) NOTE: Monies collected should be given to and counted by designated individuals, totaled, placed in envelope with total amount for the Tithe Team and place in the FBCF Safe.)
7:20 – 8 Principles /12 Steps – (Alternates weekly)
7:30 – Lesson or Testimony (Video Lessons and Test. for now.)
7:50 – Chips
7:55 – Serenity Prayer (Together.)
Men’s A-Z –– Lesson or Discuss Testimony
Women’s A-Z –– Lesson or Discuss Testimony
Newcomer 101 –– Information about CR
Dispatch kids at the Welcome before Prayer to Mobile Unit 1 (Phyllis Bussey, Robin Morenz, Betty Hollingsworth)
Coffee and Conversation at 9 PM – Everyone.
Henry Britton – (910) 527-4747
Roxanne Britton – (910) 527-4757
Principle 1 – Realize I’m not God: I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable. (Step 1) “Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3
Principle 2 – Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover. (Step 2) “Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Mathew 5:4
Principle 3 – Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step3) “Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5
Principle 4 – Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps 4 & 5) “Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8
Principle 5 – Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 & 7) “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.” Matthew 5:6
Principle 6 – Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 & 9)“Happy are the merciful.” Matthew 5:7 “Happy are the peacemakers.” Matthew 5:9
Principle 7 – Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. (Steps 10 & 11)
Principle 8 – Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words. (Step 12) “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.” Matthew 5:10