Each chapter of Proverbs coincides with the days of the month, and we study each Proverb accordingly. Proverbs provides an excellent basis for knowing godly wisdom, and covers a multitude of topics concerning every life issue; addiction, finances, relationships, sexuality, wisdom and folly, work, parenting, discipline, correction, etc. The practical wisdom and warnings of Proverbs help us to gauge where we are in our own lives, where we fall short, and the ideal life we’re called to strive towards. As one commentator says, “The book of Proverbs is practical help from God for weak people like us stumbling through daily life. It is his counsel for the perplexed, his strength for the defeated, his warning to the proud, his mercy for the broken. The book of Proverbs is the gospel- good news for the inept through the wisdom of Another (Jesus Christ)…It leads us to Christ. If you look for him here, you will find him” (Pastor Ray Ortlund).
Jobs for Life
Jobs for Life is a curriculum-based program for those men seeking employment or having a desire to improve their employability skills. Areas covered include career assessments, work readiness skills, small group discussions, and guest speakers from local businesses, mock interviews, testimonies, and communication exercises. The Jobs for Life curriculum maintains that the Good News message of the Bible provides hope to everyone, including anyone who feels lost or discouraged. The curriculum’s unique blend of Good News, community support, and resources promotes positive change for anyone who is motivated to complete the course.
His Healing Light
His Healing Light Ministries desires to communicate the hope and truth that God’s biblical message of freedom and healing are available to anyone.
Through our three Bible studies, we provide an effective and proven process, taking you from captivity to a life full of victory.
Learn more at HisHealingLight.org.
Life Recovery Class
The Life Recovery class is based off of the Life Recovery Bible and Workbook. The purpose of the class it to help those struggling with any sort of addiction, work a Biblically-based 12 step program in order to help them overcome any and all life-dominating issues. The class includes instruction, workbook exercises, prayer, testimony, and accountability to help maintain sobriety. Along with the Biblically-based 12 step approach, classes will cover topics and issues that come up on a daily basis to help those struggling find a solution, and be able to handle these situations by being grounded in Truth.
Crossroads / Addictions
This class utilizes the books Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel, by Edward T. Welch, along with Crossroads workbook as its basis, and provides a solid Biblical framework of addiction along with means of recovery according to scripture. Having a solid grounding in what the Bible says about addiction is vital to begin the process of being set free from these enslaving habits. Knowledge of the Truth is a crucial first step, and this class is designed to help begin that process.
Foundations of the Faith Class
Foundations of the Faith Class is essentially Christianity 101 and beyond. The format uses the old tried and true method of Catechism (questions and answers), and teaching from the historic Creeds and Confessions of Faith as its basis. This method is very comprehensive, and covers virtually every aspect of the orthodox Evangelical Christian Faith. The class uses the New City Catechism and The Apostle’ Creed as its primary teaching sources (among other sources). We believe knowledge of the Truth is vitally important in order to know how to practice the Truth. Teaching and instruction is one of the primary functions of the Church, and catechisms, creeds, and confessions were one of the primary means of instructing new believers in the faith for centuries. The class is not only for new believers, but even for mature believers, and those who simply have questions concerning what the Christian faith is about.
We Believe / Life Recovery Meeting
The We Believe/ Life Recovery meeting is a biblically based 12-step open discussion meeting using the Life Recovery Bible as its basis for discussion. Topics discussed are many and varied, and cover all aspects of “life recovery” from a Biblical perspective. The Monday meetings are held at the Free Methodist church in Jamestown. The Wednesday meetings are held at MHA from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Friday meetings are held here at the mission.
Open Bible Study
Clean, Sober, and Saved
Clean, Sober, and Saved is a guided, DVD/workbook based group that “is a resource for those desiring to embrace, understand, or strengthen the Spiritual side of their recovery as well as overcome ‘spiritual roadblocks’ that keep us away from God. It is designed to deliver the message of God’s plan for your life through the traditional 12 steps as well as answer some of the most common questions about the Spiritual side of recovery, and to help prevent relapse.”
The Veterans Group is for those who have served in the military and may be struggling with PTSD, depression, or substance abuse issues. The purpose of the group is to provide support and accountability for Veterans who are in need of any kind of help in all aspects of their life.
Chapel services are traditional Church services focused on the preaching of the Gospel and praise and worship music. Various local Pastors and churches will be sought to fill the pulpit and lead worship.
Weekly Prayer Meeting
This group is a weekly one hour meeting open to staff, residents, and the public for corporate, small group, and private prayer. The meeting will start with a short devotional reading from Scripture (or another reliable source) concerning prayer, followed by orderly corporate prayer, and will break up into smaller groups and then personal private prayer during the course of the hour.