Recovery

 

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Welcome!

At Life Church we welcome people who are in recovery. Over the years we’ve had a number of people participating in our meetings who are themselves involved in 12-Step organizations. Here are some preliminary resources:

Recovery

The 12 Steps

Step 1

NA: We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.

AA: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.

Step 2

NA: We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

AA: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Step 3

NA: We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

AA: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Step 4

NA: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

AA: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Step 5

NA: We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

AA: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Step 6

NA: We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

AA: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Step 7

NA: We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

AA: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

Step 8

NA: We made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

AA: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

Step 9

NA: We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

AA: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Step 10

NA: We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

AA: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

Step 11

NA: We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

AA: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

Step 12

NA: Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

AA: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Resources

If you’re thinking about attending Life Church (or if you already do), we want to support your recovery. Feel free to contact us with any questions that you or your sponsor may have. Please also feel free to leave feedback in the Comments section below.

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