“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
old things have passed away;
behold, all things have become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17
Addictions Victorious (AV) is a network of Christ centered support and recovery groups. Our meetings are open to men and women of all ages who are seeking lasting change in their lives. We reach out in the love of our Lord Jesus to those who struggle with various addictions. We also embrace loved ones and friends that find themselves on the other side of addiction; those who are being adversely impacted bythe addict’s destructive lifestyle.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? “Anyone in bondage to the rule of a substance, activity, or state of mind, which then becomes the center of life, defending itself from the truth so that even bad consequences don’t bring repentance, and leading to further estrangement from God.” Edward T. Welch, A Banquet in the GraveCommon addictions include such things as substances (alcohol and drugs), tobacco, sex, pornography, gambling, pleasure, food, sports, work, success…etc. Anyone who is in bondage or has a loved one in bondage is welcome and encouraged to attend
Chaplain Ted Pearson
To lead one another to God’s throne of amazing Grace; to the feet of our Lord Jesus, who alone is able to provide complete pardon, deliverance, healing, and transformation. An abundant, God glorifying life can be found by each believing heart that enters into a personal relationship with Christ..
The Mission’s AV CREED
- I realize that I cannot overcome my addiction by myself. I believe the power of Jesus Christ is available to help me. I believe that through my acceptance of Him as my Savior, I am a new person.
- Because the presence of GOD is manifested through continued prayer, I will pray everyday, morning and evening, being in communication with my Heavenly Father. I realize my need for daily Bible readings and will use it as a guide for my daily living. I recognize my need of Christian fellowship and will, therefore, have fellowship with Christians through the church of my choice. I know that in order to be victorious, I must keep active in the service of Christ and His church, and I will help others to victory.
- I do not participate in any life mastering activity that distances me from God.
- I am victorious because I know that GOD’s strength is sufficient to supply all my needs.
A warm and friendly atmosphere provides loving support and fellowship; engaging in genuineconfidential sharing and caring, coupled with the study of Scripture and intercessory prayer. We also encourage and assist one another with the building of healthy relationships; thereby expanding our sphere of support resources within the body of Christ (church family), for the purpose of nurturing on going forthright accountability and spiritual growth. Women’s Meeting (Open) – Carolyn or Ted (402)563-1096 Wednesday 7:30 PM Men’s Meeting (Open) – Ted or Lon (402)563-1096 Thursday 6:45 PM Butler County Jail, (Closed) Butler County Detention Center David City, Nebraska Wednesday 7:00 PM THE TWELVE STEPS OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Copyright A.A. World Services, Inc. BIBLICAL REFERENCES TO THE TWELVE STEPS 1. “I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.” Romans 7:18 2. “… My grace is sufficient for you, for My POWER is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:9 3. “… If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” Luke 9:23 4. “Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.” Lamentations 3:40 5. “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” James 5:16 6. “If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land.” Isaiah 1:19 7. “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.” James 4:10 8. “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has some-thing against you, leave your gift there in front of the alter. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5:23, 24 9. “Give and it shall be given you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38 10. “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith GOD has given you.” Romans 12.3 11. “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, 0 Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 12. “Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Gal 6:1, 2
Columbus Rescue Mission
1471 25th Ave.
Columbus, NE 68601