A twelve step programme of recovery based on Christian principles
Finding a way through….
Hurts or hangs ups, depression or addictions,
a painful past or anything that stops you enjoying life to the full.
The Gateway meet on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm
New Life Christian Centre
George Street, Wakefield. WF1 1DL
For more information call 01924-383253
The Gateway is a place where you can find supportive friends and relationships, to help you work through a programme of recovery. The programme and the group can help you get free of whatever addictions, habits, or hang ups are holding you back.
The Gateway introduces you to a Christian based recovery programme that is based on the bible. The truth of the bible can help you wherever you are at in your life. Ultimately, however, it points you in the direction of Jesus, who is the gateway to true freedom and fullness of life.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Gateway provides an opportunity to build relationships with other people. You will meet people who can help, some of whom have been through similar experiences. Gateway is not a counselling service but is a self help group that provides support and accountability.
We can only help you, not do it for you. The road to recovery leads to, and goes through a gate of decision. You have to make your own choices about whether to go through the gate. It is made easier as we all share our hopes and our experiences with one another. If you follow the way through the gate, it will lead into a free and full life.
John 8 : 36
‘Whom the son sets free, is free indeed’.
Gateway- twelve steps
1. Accept the fact that I am powerless in myself to change habits, addictions, compulsive thoughts or behaviour
2. Choose to believe that a greater power than myself can change me
3. Make a decision to turn my life over to God’s care and direction
4. Examine myself and be honest about my faults, weaknesses and the things I have done wrong.
5. Admit these wrongs to myself, to God and to another person who I trust
6. Be ready for God to work on me to change me, believing that he can and will
7. Ask God to forgive me all the things I’ve done wrong.
8. Make a list of all the people I am aware have hurt me and decide to forgive them
9. Make a list of all the people I know I have wronged and, where possible, make amends
10. Continue to be aware of when I do wrong things, promptly admit them to God, ask his forgiveness, receive it and move on
11. Continue to spend time with God every day in bible reading and prayer
12. Tell others about what God has done for me