The list below outlines key characteristics that make re:generation different from other recovery programs. If you would like to learn more, watch our information webinar for potential host churches or contact us at .
Full devotion to Christ is our mission. Heart change is more important than behavior modification. “Sobriety” from addiction is not the destination, it is a road-marker along way in our journey with Christ. True freedom comes from a daily intimate relationship with Christ.
Because freedom comes from a relationship with Christ, we offer daily curriculum throughout re:generation. We give participants the opportunity to connect with God daily to learn about him and work on personal recovery.
scripture memory and daily prayer
Talking with God and memorizing his Word for the purpose of transformation is an integral part of daily curriculum.
The 12-steps of re:generation outline the biblical transformation process for all.
Steps 1-3: salvation
Step 1, Admit: We admit we are powerless over our addictions, brokenness and sinful patterns–-that in our own power our lives are unmanageable.
Key Concepts: Sinful human nature, The Fall of humankind and sin's effect on the world, personal guilt and shame, Romans 7:18
Step 2, Believe: We come to believe that God is the one whose power can fully restore us.
Key Concepts: The nature of God (holy, all-knowing, all-powerful, loving, just), The nature of God's Word, personal belief and doubts, Psalm 103:2-5
Step 3, Trust: We decide to trust God with our lives and wills by accepting his grace through Jesus Christ.
Key Concepts: God's dilemma and solution, the nature of Jesus Christ, salvation by grace through faith, Ephesians 2:4-5
Steps 4-6: dying to sinful nature
Step 4, Inventory: We make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Key Concepts: Understanding God's standard, recognizing personal sin, sin patterns and idols, Psalm 51:6
Step 5, Confess: We confess to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our sins.
Key Concepts: Agreeing with God about sin and its harm, living in the light, 1 John 1:7-9
Step 6, Repent: We become entirely ready to turn away from our patterns of sin and turn to God.
Key Concepts: Turning from sin to face Christ, a changed heart and mind leads to changes in daily living, setting a new course, 2 Timothy 2:22
Steps 7-9: follow christ, love others
Step 7, Follow: We humbly ask God’s Spirit to change our hearts and minds in order to follow Christ fully.
Key Concepts: The Trinity, The Holy Spirit's role, finding identity in Christ, Galatians 5:22-25
Step 8, Forgive: We forgive those who have harmed us and become willing to make amends to those we have harmed.
Key Concepts: Understanding biblical forgiveness, transfer debts we are owed by others to God for justice, Ephesians 4:32
Step 9, Amends: We make direct amends whenever possible, submitting to God, his Word and biblical counsel.
Key Concepts: Understanding biblical amends, repairing the damage of our sins against others without excuse or expectation, Romans 12:17-18
Steps 10-12: daily discipline, Intimacy with God, the great commission
Step 10, Continue: We continue to take personal inventory and when we sin promptly confess and turn to walk with Christ.
Key Concepts: Daily discipline of recovery, guarding your heart from sin, keeping short accounts with God and others, Psalm 139:23-34
Step 11, Intimacy: We seek to deepen our relationship with God daily and depend on his power to do his will.
Key Concepts: Intimacy with God brings true freedom, spiritual disciplines to grow in your relationship with Christ, personally gifted for God's glory, John 17:3
Step 12, Regenerate: Experiencing regeneration in Christ, we carry God’s message of reconciliation to others and practice these biblical principles in every aspect of our lives.
Key Concepts: Make disciples, knowing and sharing the gospel, biblical conflict resolution and reconciliation, 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
curriculum designed to teach the essentials of living a spiritually healthy life
Participants learn how to identify idols, develop repentance plans, practice forgiveness, amends and reconciliation for the purpose of making peace, and handle conflict biblically. They learn how to practice spiritual disciplines to grow in a relationship with Christ. They also discover how God has uniquely designed them and plan how they can use these gifts to live out God's purpose for life.
bound together by our need for God, not identified by struggles
Small groups are only separated by male and female, not by struggle. Sinful patterns are symptoms of a worship issue (idolatry). Mixed-issue groups help focus recovery on the heart rather than on behavior and help expose the lie no one can understand our personal struggle or pain.
integration/participation in the church
Isolating from the church or within the church is unhealthy. Isolation grows addiction, brokenness and sinful patterns. We encourage participants to join church membership, find mentors in the church and serve in various ministries at a church home.
Continuous one-night ministry model
Participants may join re:generation on any given week. A one-night ministry model allows for interaction of participants at different stages of recovery, increased leadership recruitment, improved leader development, and ministry training.
Real-time leadership training
We provide extensive leader training when new groups launch, key training at critical stages of recovery (inventory), along with weekly videos and leader guides for each week of curriculum.
Extended curriculum for victims of abuse
Supplemental curriculum is included to help survivors of abuse process the victimization, damage, grief, and effects of abuse. It also helps people address their own sinful responses to abuse and biblical peace-making with those affected by abuse.