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].

XChanged Life

Mondays at 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Room W207

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.

Xchanged Life YouTube Channel 


Forgiven & Set Free: Post–Abortion Recovery

Mondays, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Room S205

August 15 – October 17

Forgiven & Set Free: 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.

To register, please e-mail [email protected].


Grief Share Workshop

Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Room W204
August 9 – November 8

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one through death, this fourteen-week workshop will help turn your grief and mourning to joy.

For more information and to register, please call 972-820-5308 or e-mail [email protected].

The Grief Share book is available for purchase at the Prestonwood Bookstore.


Stronger Women (formerly Stronger than Espresso)

Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Room S210
August 24 – November 9

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.

To register, please e-mail [email protected].


The Journey: Healing from Sexual Brokenness

Tuesdays, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Room S205
August 16 – December 20

The Journey is based on Jay Stringer’s groundbreaking research addressing the key drivers of unwanted sexual behavior, be that the use of pornography, infidelity, or buying sex. If you want to find freedom from sexual brokenness, it begins by identifying the unique reasons that bring you to it.

To register, please e-mail [email protected].


Freedom from Anxiety & Depression

Wednesdays, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Room W207
October 12 – November 16

You are not alone. Anxiety and depression are elements of being human – if you have found yourself feeling anxious or overwhelmed – there is hope… This class will help you make the changes in your thinking patterns, support community, diet and spiritual life to walk in the freedom Christ promised.

To register, please e-mail [email protected].


DivorceCare

Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.
Room A203
August 24

Most people who have been through a separation or divorce will tell you that they are incredibly painful and stressful experiences. DivorceCare helps you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. (The workbook is available for purchase in the Prestonwood Bookstore.)


Stronghold Cancer Support Group

Third Sunday of Each Month
12:30 p.m.
Room W214

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.


Prodigal

Thursdays, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Room A112
July 14 – November 10

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.

To register, please e-mail [email protected].


Faith vs. Weight: Slaying the Sugar Dragon

Wednesdays or Fridays, Noon–1:00 p.m.
Room W204

Sessions:
Wednesdays - October 5, 12, 19
Fridays - November 4, 11, 18

If you've struggled with emotional eating, sugar addiction, or a lack of motivation, you are not alone. Designed by a Metabolic Health Coach, this faith-based program has inspired many in seemingly hopeless situations, to reclaim their spiritual, physical, and emotional energy, allowing them (and you) to joyfully serve the Kingdom with love!

(All classes are offered in person, via Zoom, or recorded for later viewing.)

Week 1: Mental Health: Prioritizing Your Spiritual Energy 

Besides the obesity epidemic, high sugar consumption is linked to increased anxiety and depression. Is this vicious cycle worth it? Learn how to prioritize your mental health by prioritizing the three types of energy that affect it. By focusing on your spiritual and physical energy first, you will no longer allow negative emotional energy to serve as an excuse for poor food choices. This mental health breakthrough can only be accomplished through the transformational power of the Holy Spirit. Come Holy Spirit.

“I believe; help my unbelief!” —Mark 9:24

Week 2: Fast-Eating: Igniting Your Physical Energy 

High sugar consumption can lead to insulin resistance, which is the precursor to cognitive decline, fatty liver disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers. Instead, this biblically inspired, proven metabolic reset will help you finally master the three pillars of optimal health, based on the latest research covering circadian rhythm, time-restricted eating, and optimal food choices for brain and heart health. Timing and types of exercise will also be incorporated. Yes, you can do it!

“You have stayed long enough at this mountain.” —Deuteronomy 1:6

Week 3: Maintenance: Managing Your Emotional Energy 

Why do so many diets fail? Learn how to identify emotional eating for what it is … an inept response to spiritual warfare. You will learn about the three types of sin that cause all emotional suffering, and what to do about them. Instead of being a victim of negative emotions, you will learn how to put all sins at the foot of the Cross, freeing you to joyfully pursue your deepest calling. You will learn how to love your neighbor.

“… as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” —John 13:34

Register: [email protected]


Life Recovery LifeGroup

Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Room W212

Life Recovery helps people do just that … recover the life that Christ intended. Through the study of God’s Word, community activities and relationships, we encourage one another to walk in the blueprint of God’s design with wholeness, peace, purpose and hope.


Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays

Sunday, November 13
Connection Room
1:00–3:00 p.m.

OR
Sunday, December 4
Prayer Tower
1:00–3:00 p.m.

The holidays can be extremely difficult for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Join us for this seminar, offered twice for your convenience, as we help you navigate the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas. The seminar will help you deal with the emotions you’ll face during the holidays, provide helpful tips, and help you discover hope for the future.

For more information and to register, please call 972-820-5308 or e-mail [email protected].

The Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays book is available for purchase at the Prestonwood Bookstore.

Life Recovery Ministry

Wednesdays, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

The Prodigal
Room C205

Has someone you love wandered from God? Through the application of God’s Truths, Prodigal, provides a loving environment for families who are hurting.

Grief Share
Room C208

Are you experiencing the loss of someone you love? Find comfort and community in studying God’s Word together and His plan for healing.

Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Xchanged Life  
Room C132

When we are 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 for 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. Are you ready to make the Xchange? For more information or to register, e-mail [email protected].

Women’s Anxiety and Depression
Room C206

You are not alone. If you find yourself feeling anxious or overwhelmed … there is hope. Learn to walk in the freedom Christ promised.

DivorceCare
Room C207

Most  people who have been through separation or divorce will tell you that these are incredibly painful and stressful experiences. DivorceCare can help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

PTSD
Room C209

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating. This class, offered for men and women, gives an opportunity to see how to apply God’s Word to personal life circumstances and build community for support.

Forgiven and Set Free
This group is available at our Plano Campus. For more information, visit prestonwood.org/liferecovery.

Substance Abuse
Room C210

This is a gathering of people to support and encourage one another in their battle against substance abuse of any kind.

Living Free
Room C133

This safe place for men who suffer with pornography addiction will show them how God’s Word has answers and truth to apply to their lives, and how to have accountability with one another.

Wives of Living Free
Room C211

This is a support group for women who are helping their husbands seek victory over an addiction to pornography.

Stronger Women
Room C213

Stronger Women is a ministry for women who have been abused, bringing God’s healing to deep wounds, refocusing faith, restoring hope, and igniting passion and purpose.

 

For more information or to register, e-mail [email protected].

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