Discipleship at the Recovery Center
Discipleship is the process where a person becomes a disciple of Jesus – a student. The Recovery Center of Greater Waterbury is a discipleship program, meaning that we help our students to form a personal relationship with Jesus. Part of their discipleship training involves studying God’s Word – the Bible, developing the daily practice of prayer, and forming a meaningful connection with the Christian community.
Through the systematic Bible-based curriculum provided by Teen Challenge USA students learn to recognize the Holy Spirit’s work in their lives, apply God’s Word to their life circumstances, invite the power of God to help them overcome their life-controlling problems, and learn to become more Christ-like.
3 STEP PROGRAM FOR MEN
During the 12 Month program, the guys will participate in Group Studies for new Christians, personal studies for new Christians, living free groups, One-on-one mapping sessions with a personal mentor, work experience program, worship & chapel services, and family day.
Our vision is to provide a clean and sober living environment for individuals recovering from substance abuse or other addictive behavior. The Recovery Center believes in, not only providing a safe and healthy environment for recovery, but to help individuals work through the root issues behind their addictions.
It is our goal to help members obtain and sustain a consistent form of education and employment until they are prepared to transition back into society where they can become beneficial contributors to our communities.
RCGW offers a one year discipleship program to help individuals that desire to develop or grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ. We also help those who desire to be involved in Christian ministry.
(RCGW is a faith based program but does not require members to have any kind of religious affiliation.)
RCGW is committed to helping individuals live a victorious, and overcoming life.
How the program works
Qualifications: To become a member of Lending Hands a potential candidate must have recently completed a alcohol/drug detox treatment facility. There are exceptions for those who are serious about living a life of sobriety.
We do not take individuals with warrants. All candidates must be approved by the Program Director.
Non-Discrimination: Lending Hands does not discriminate against individuals based upon race, color, religion, national origin, or age. (18 and Older)
Intake Process: Candidates must meet all entry requirements, fill out an application, undergo a criminal background investigation, and agree to abide by all Lending Hands guidelines. There is a financial requirement determined upon how much they can afford. The cost is very modest compared to the quality of care provided. For those who cant afford anything they will not be turned away.
INTAKE APPLICATION FORM
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Lending Hands requires that those unemployed participate in our vocational therapy. This consist of jobs that the ministry takes on to better equip the men to be ready when they land a job of their own. This also helps them meet their membership dues so they can partake in all we have to offer them. Promotional events are where the individual comes in contact with the community on a one on one basis promoting the mission. (Compensation toward membership dues available)
GROUP STUDIES (GSNC)
Group Studies for New Christians (GSNC) is a series of fourteen week-long classes developed by Teen Challenge USA. GSNC classes are offered in every residential Teen Challenge program in the country.
These classes teach Biblical principles and cultivate a knowledge base that will help students develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ as they overcome their life-controlling problems.
The Group Studies for New Christians classes are fundamental tools in the process of developing a deeper relationship Jesus Christ. The 14 classes present a variety of biblical principles, and provide tools to apply them to the student’s lives. While these courses are designed with new believers in mind, they are a great refresher for those who are more mature in their faith. We at Lending Hands are grateful to provide this curriculum to our men.
- How Can I Know I’m a Christian
- A Quick Look At the Bible
- Successful Christian Living
- Growing through Failure
- Christian Practices
- Obedience to God
- Obedience to Man
- Anger and Personal Rights
- How to Study the Bible
- Love and Accepting Myself
- Personal Relationships with Others
- Spiritual Power and the Supernatural
Helping the homeless addict rediscover life
We provide a clean and sober living environment for individuals recovering from substance abuse or other addictive behavior and to help individuals work through the root issues behind their addictions.
Christ-Centered Recovery Program
RCGW offers a one year discipleship program to help individuals that desire to develop or grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Our goal is to help members obtain and sustain a consistent form of education and employment until they are prepared to transition back into society where they can become beneficial contributors to our communities.
We believe in second chances and that's why we provide residents with training to learn new skills that will help him obtain work and get a fresh start.