A Recovery Ministry Model



A Counseling Model for Recovery Ministry

1. The message includes answers to these:

        The root problem (self/flesh: with sin, strongholds, and Satan)

        The Ultimate Answer  (Christ-centered life)  See “Paradigm Shift”

        The sufficiency of Godʼs Word (2 Tim. 3:16,17)

        The role of psychology (not integration, but contextualization)

        The viewpoint about sanctification (cross-oriented deeper life)

        Related Themes:

        The fullness of the Cross  See booklet

        Identification with Christ  See booklet

        The believer’s new identity  See lists one  two

        Under grace, not law  See chart

        Illustrated: The Sailboat Story Parable

2. The methodology

        Personal evangelism (Matt. 4:19)

        Spirituotherapy process (Gal. 2:20)   See Overview

        Freedom in Christ process  (John 8:31-36)  See principles

        Topical problem-solving process (1 Cor. 1-16) See principles

        See these phases in chart form

3. The materials used


        Diagrams   See Wheel & Line GFI diagrams

        Resources See GFI materials,  Steps to Freedom (phase 3),
            Counseling Keys (phase 4)

4. The ministry of caring and curing


        The helperʼs testimony

        The helperʼs love (John 13:34,35)

        The helperʼs skills (Psalm 78:72)

        The helperʼs counsel (Prov. 15:22;19:20)

        The empowered and guidance of the Holy Spirit

    Small group:

        Fellowship (Heb. 11:23,24)

        Discipleship (Acts 20:20)

        Accountability (Luke 10:17)

        Encouragement (1 Thess 3:2)

        Intercession  (James 5:13-16)

Link to Audio lecture on Counseling Models

Essential Discipling Model for Recovery Ministry

1. Essential factors:

    Christ as the center


    Loving relationships


    Ministry involvement

  1. 2.Essential Contexts

  2. Personal walk with God

  3. One-to-one (mentoring)

  4. Small groups

  5. Congregational participation

See the summary booklet here: Discipleship and Recovery Essentials

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