What to Expect

 
Expect:
  • To get involved with faith based recovery classes.
  • Learn how to effectively deal with triggers.
  • Experience healing from underling causes.
  • See God work in your life.
 
RU is for:
  • The person struggling alone in their addiction.
  • The friend/loved one not sure how to help.
  • The discouraged or defeated Christian.
  • The person with a desire to have VICTORY over addiction.
 

Once You Arrive:

You’ll be greeted at the door and given our bulletin for that evening. Our greeters will show you where we meet and will be able to take you to the nursery (for newborns through age five), the Kidz Club (First grade through Six grade). They will give you a brief explanation of what will happen that evening and introduce you to some fellow students. Doors open at 6:30 so come a few minutes early for a cup of coffee and some good conversation.

 
The Friday Night Meeting Schedule:      
 
The Friday class is an integral part of the RU Recovery Program. The format is divided into three segments. We call it “Talk, talk, talk”. Each “Talk” is about 35 minutes in length with a 5 minute break in between each.

First, we talk to God. We do that in two ways. First we open with a word of prayer. We then give students an opportunity to share how God has changed their lives – our stories of victory. This serves to give encouragement to other students and credit where credit is due. We don’t like to talk about what we’ve done to God, we like to talk about what God has done for us! Our visitors love to hear stories of recovery through God’s miraculous, saving grace. We hear of days, weeks, months, and years of victory. Second, we talk to each other. RU breaks into challenge groups to share each of our burdens or blessings. Each group is led by a counsel leader. We take the first part of this time to review our curriculum for the past week and complete our challenges. If anyone needs personal counsel, it is made available. Third, God talks to us. He does that during the message. RU doesn’t just listen to people talk about their problems. We teach what God says to do about it. All materials and messages come from the Bible. It is the only book God wrote, thus it is the only one we use.

We have a class textbook, a curriculum book and our daily journal, which keeps us on track through the week while we are away from class.
 
After Class:
 

Immediately following the Third Talk we have an awards ceremony, and refreshment. This is also a time to speak with the director of the program, Neil Whitwam.