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Life Recovery

The Life Recovery Ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church helps men, women and students recover from emotional, physical, relational and spiritual wounds through the power of Christ. Through classes, small groups and individual discipleship, the Life Recovery Ministry will help people pursue, overtake, and recover a life of peace and purpose.

PURSUE – In order to recover a life of peace, it is necessary to pursue and identify choices that cause chaos and pain. Addictions, afflictions, strongholds and lies must be brought into the light so they can be seen clearly and dealt with appropriately.

OVERTAKE – Once seen clearly, it is necessary to overtake and remove poor choices and agreements with lies. That is done by filtering each thought through the truth of God’s Word. Discipline, obedience, trust and reliance on the power of the Holy Spirit are the pillars that allow for lies to be removed and truth to be received.

RECOVER – The result of pursuing problems honestly and overtaking them with truth and power is a life of peace as you recover what was lost.

And David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I pursue, will I overtake them?” And the LORD answered, “Pursue: for you will surely overcome and recover all that was taken from you!” —1 Samuel 30:8

GROUPS play a vital role in Life Recovery. In a group, the participants share their experience, strength and hope about a common life event. Connecting with others who have experienced similar life events will help reduce feelings of isolation, fear and hopelessness. In addition, groups help motivate you to walk in freedom and recover life.

HEALING PRAYER provides an opportunity for you to receive prayer for physical, emotional and spiritual healing. At Prestonwood this prayer comes from teams who have been trained to pray over the sick for Christ’s presence and recovery. This is open to people of all ages and all conditions.

FIRST RESPONDERS are people who have recovered from emotional, relational, physical and spiritual wounds through the power of Christ. They are people who have been comforted by God and are now willing to walk alongside others who are actively going through a similar trial or painful circumstance.

CRISIS CARE provides resources that will assist in finding immediate care for life events that require immediate help (such as drug detox and physical abuse).

PERSONAL MINISTRY is a concentrated time of prayer and inner healing designed for those in need of additional spiritual, emotional and physical recovery. To schedule an appointment, e-mail [email protected] or call 972-820-5319.

WORKSHOPS allow you to learn new ideas and approaches as you recover the life Christ intended. Training will equip you to apply those new ideas as you bring comfort and healing to others as they recover life. Topics and dates vary throughout the year. To register, contact [email protected].

(Choose Your Campus Below)

Plano Campus

XChanged Life

Mondays at 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Connection Room and Online at Facebook Live

When we get honest with ourselves, there is something in all of our lives that we would like to xchange.

Xchanged Life is a spiritual process that delivers hope and support to anyone seeking a life free from the snares of lies that limit our God-designed destiny. Xchanged Life is designed to help you xchange your agreement with lies for trust in the truth of God’s Word.

Hope Restored: Post–Abortion Recovery

Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Room S204
September 1 through October 27
(9 weeks)

Hope Restored: Post-Abortion Recovery is designed for healing women emotionally and spiritually after past abortions, in a confidential environment. Forgiven and Set Free by Linda Cochrane is the Scripture-based study guide for the class. This class helps post-abortive women deal with relief, denial, anger, forgiveness, depression, letting go and ultimately, acceptance.

Registration is closed.

Stronger Women (formerly Stronger than Espresso)

Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Meeting via Zoom
September 9 through December 16
(11 weeks; we will not have class on First Wednesdays or on Nov. 25)

Stronger Women is a ministry for women who have been abused, bringing God’s healing to deep wounds, refocusing faith, restoring hope, igniting passion and purpose. Abusive experiences leave wounds lasting decades after the trauma of abuse is over. Survivors often move on, but are left overwhelmed by shame, fear, low self-esteem and powerlessness. This recovery ministry helps survivors build resilience and healing through self-reflection and self-awareness.

Registration is closed.


Thursdays, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Room A112
August 6 through December 17
(19 weeks; we will not have class on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26)

Hope ... in the Midst of Chaos

Has someone you know wandered far from God? Is that person’s behavior dominating your life? Whether struggling with selfishness, addiction or mental health issues, there is hope for the prodigal.

Prodigal, part of the Life Recovery Ministry, is devoted to helping anyone dealing with someone who is prodigal. Through the application of God’s truths, Prodigal provides a safe, loving environment for families who are hurting.

The class is free. Registration is required.


Overcoming Anxiety & Depression

New class to begin in January 2021.

Stronghold Cancer Support Group

Second Sunday of Each Month
1:00 p.m.
Online Only (please contact [email protected] for Zoom login information)

Whether you are battling cancer yourself or caring for another with this relentless disease, join us monthly as we share our struggles and triumphs, and love, support, and pray for one another.

North Campus

Life Recovery Ministry

Fall 2020
North Campus

Wednesdays, Oct. 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4, 11, 18

6:00 p.m.         Life Recovery Ministry Leadership Team
6:30 p.m.         Life Recovery Meeting
7:00 p.m.         Life Recovery Ministry Focus Group Discussion

During these six weeks, we will concentrate on introducing our focus teams, strengthening relationships, and casting a clearer vision for Spring 2021.

The 6:30 p.m. meeting will be a large-group meeting of all participants. At 7:00 p.m., the group will break into smaller groups where participants can connect with others and focus specifically on their purpose for being there.

Seven potential focus groups are available, and this list may be updated according to the number of participants.

  1. Divorce Care
  2. Living Free (support for men seeking victory of an addiction to pornography)
  3. Men’s PTSD Support
  4. Men’s Substance Abuse Support
  5. Prodigal (support for those who have loved ones struggling with the consequences of poor life-choices)
  6. Women’s Substance Abuse Support
  7. Women’s Depression & Anxiety Support