Saturday, July 3, 2010

overcomers outreach

OVERCOMERS OUTREACH is a fellowship of men and women who have been affected either directly or indirectly by the abuse of any mood-altering chemical or compulsive behavior. We believe that as we look to a loving God for help, and put into practice those principles for living which He has given in His Word, we shall find both the Strength and freedom we need to live productive and happy lives. We strongly believe that our “higher power” is Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Our five fold purpose, based directly upon the Word of God is set forth as follows: (1) To provide fellowship in recovery (2) To be and to live reconciled to God and His Family (3) To gain a better understanding of alcohol and mood-altering chemicals And the disease of addiction (4) To be built up and strengthened in our faith in Christ (5) To render dedicated service to others who once suffered as we once suffered.
`We hold no corporate opinions concerning politics, race, philosophy, science, or any other matter no immediately bearing upon our recovery. While we do believe that Jesus is the Christ, the resurrected and living Son of God, we hold no corporate view concerning denominational preference.
We practice the suggested 12-Step recovery program of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and other 12 Step groups because we believe these to be the practical Application of these life changing principles which are so clearly set forth in the Scriptures.
We welcome anyone who has a desire to stay clean and sober; anyone who has a desire To rise above the pain and turmoil engendered by the addiction of a loved one; anyone Wishing to break the bondage of compulsive behavior; anyone who is not oppose to Our general method of recovery. We are here to share our experience, strength and Hope with one another. The loving support and genuine caring of fellow members, Coupled with daily prayer and the reading of Scripture, prepares us to experience Total serenity in Christ, no matter what our outward circumstances might be. Attendance at additional 12 Step groups is encouraged. We are dedicated to the Principles of anonymity and confidentiality. We guard the anonymity and confidences of other members zealously. Nothing said in these discussions will leave this room in any form. Gossip has no place among us, nor will we share theses discussions with Outside prayer lists.
Our common welfare must come first. Our leaders are chosen not to govern but to serve. There is only one authority in our group—Jesus Christ, as He expresses His love among us.

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daily reflections


Being still inexperienced and having just made conscious
contact with God, it is not probable that we are going to
be inspired at all times.

Some say that experience is the best teacher, but I believe
that experience is the only teacher. I have been able to
learn of God's love for me only by the experience of my
dependence on that love. At first I could not be sure of
His direction in my life, but now I see that if I am to be
bold enough to ask for His guidance, I must act as if He
has provided it. I frequently ask God to help me remember
that He has a path for me.
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