What is a Recovery Group?
For those experiencing the grip of addictive, compulsive, and/or destructive behaviors -- substance addiction, codependency, emotional eating, sexual addiction, workaholism, gambling addiction, self-harm, to name but a few -- the road to becoming healthy and "normal" again can seem impossible to tread.
That is where the Body of Christ comes in. Within Christian recovery groups, people who are further along this road toward health and restoration come alongside those just beginning the journey in a structured and supportive manner. Recovery groups at Vineyard Columbus are led by trained volunteers who are there to help minister insight, healing, and spiritual growth to those struggling with addictions or compulsions, with the goal of returning a person to health and restoring that which has been lost or stolen. Some groups are time-limited and follow a set curriculum, while others are ongoing and focus on the present needs of the participants.
Recovery groups are not the same as clinical group therapy sessions, nor are they a substitute for professional treatment provided by a clinically trained and licensed provider, though they can often augment professional treatment.
To find a recovery group, or to discuss the possibility of leading one, currently running groups can be found here, or contact Support for Life at 614-259-5289.
Current Groups Include:
Celebrate RecoveryWhen: Most Fridays, 6:30 pm, Cooper Road Campus
Contact: Dave Kuta, 614-259-5472 or the Celebrate Recovery Team for more information
Celebrate Recovery is a biblical, Christ-centered recovery fellowship for those desiring to heal from any addictive, compulsive or destructive behavior — hurts, habits or hang-ups. At Celebrate Recovery you will find a safe place to share pain, struggles, victories, and hope with others focused on Christ-centered recovery. Meetings include a time of worship, teaching, sharing and fellowship. Come experience God’s love and power to transform!
Roots for Men
Contact: Tom Brankamp, 614-259-5472, for more information
This is a recovery group for those that struggle with life-controlling addictions such as drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, work, or anything else that keeps you from experiencing the abundant life God wants for you. Come join us as we share our experiences, lift each other up, and find hope and healing as we walk with Jesus one day at a time. Although we are a Biblically based group, you do not need to be a Christian to attend. We are here to walk through recovery with you!
180 - Men's Ministry Group
When: Mondays, 7 pm, Cooper Road Campus
180 exists to help men who struggle with sexual brokenness find healing through Jesus and his Holy Spirit and grow in a healthy relationship with God our Father. This ongoing ministry is open to all men, meets weekly throughout the year, and emphasizes both the healing power of God AND the personal responsibility of men to do whatever it takes to live a life of purity. The evening includes worship, teaching, small group accountability, mentoring and healing prayer. For more information, contact John Doyel, 740.649.6050.
180 Men’s Recovery Group – Sawmill
When: Wednesdays, 8-9:30 pm, Sawmill Campus
180 exists to help men who struggle with sexual brokenness, including pornography, lust, and sex addiction. This ministry is open to all men. We will be focusing on achieving freedom from sexual sin through prayer, teaching, ongoing accountability and discipleship. Registration is required for this group, please contact Sean for details.
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