What is Recovery Ministry?
Recovery Ministry at The Austin Stone exists to help those struggling with their own sin, the impact of the sins of others, and the difficulties of living in a broken world finding hope and healing in Jesus Christ through the practice of confession, repentance, and celebration in the context of community.
Who Should Come to Recovery Ministry?
Recovery Ministry is a place where it is okay to not be okay. If you’re struggling with pornography, grief, alcoholism, same-sex attraction, loss, drugs, apathy, depression, anxiety, self-image, anger, lust, the fear of others, chronic pain, hopelessness, abuse, shame, or anything else, you are welcome to attend.
How Does Recovery Ministry Help?
The first step is to attend our weekly meeting. Here’s what to expect:
- Large Group: We spend our first 30 minutes together hearing a gospel-centered teaching or personal story of gospel transformation.
- Open Share Groups: After Large Group, we offer gender-specific small groups, facilitated by one of our Recovery leaders, where you are invited to openly share about your struggles, failures, victories, and hopes in the context of group confidentiality.
- “Steps to Gospel Recovery” Study Groups: Each semester, we offer gender-specific closed groups for those who desire to change their own sinful habits, heal from sin done to them and experience transformation through the power of the gospel. These groups meet together for 15 weeks and work through a curriculum. Information on the next “Steps to Gospel Recovery” study can be found in the events section below.
- Issue-Specific Groups: Throughout the year, we offer groups that address the effects of sin done to us or suffering from living in a broken world. Information on the next issue specific group can be found in the events section below.