What is Serenity Church all about?
Serenity Church is a place where broken and hurting people find healing. If you are suffering from hurts beyond your control, if life has become unmanageable and you do not know your next move. Serenity Church is waiting for you. Located in The Colony, TX we’re an open, intentional place where you can know God in a real way and see true life change. Serenity Church is a place where broken and hurting people find healing. If you are suffering from hurts beyond your control, or if life has become unmanageable and you do not know your next move, Serenity Church is waiting for you!
Serenity Church is a group of people all in the same boat: we need help navigating this life. We aren’t meant to face our problems alone, and that’s why we’re here: to come to Jesus for help and healing to meet our needs…together. No matter who you are or what you’ve done, or what you’ve been through, Jesus sees you and cares for you, and we want to do the same. When life is overwhelming and you feel trapped by addiction or things out of your control, we understand, and we’re here for you, and so is God. Every time we meet, we paint a clear picture of who Jesus is and why we worship him here at Serenity Church. Our programs are based on proven church12 Step Recovery Programs and are backed-up by scripture. Join us today and become part of the family!
How do you apply the 12 step recovery fellowships?
We apply the THE TWELVE STEPS with RELATED SCRIPTURE AS FOLLLOWS:
Step 1 “We admitted we were powerless over what hurts us, that our lives had become unmanageable.”
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.
Step 2 “We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”
For it is God who works in you, to will and to act according to His good purpose.
Step 3 “We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of GOD as we understood Him.”
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.
Step 4 “We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.”
Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.
Step 5 “We admitted to GOD, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.”
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
Step 6 “We were entirely ready to have GOD remove all these defects of character.”
Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will lift you up.
Step 7 “We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.”
1 JOHN 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Step 8 “We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.”
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Step 9 “We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.”
Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.
Step 10 “We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.”
1 CORINTHIANS 10:12
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you do not fall.
Step 11 “We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with GOD as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will, and the power to carry that out.”
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.
Step 12 “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and practice these principles in all our affairs.”
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.
What is the Overcomers Preamble?
Overcomers is a fellowship of men and women who have been affected either directly or indirectly by something destructive that is out of our control. We believe that as we look to a loving God for help, and put into practice those principles for living which He has given us in His Word, we will find both the strength and freedom we need to live productive and happy lives.
We strongly believe that our “higher power” is Jesus Christ. Our five-fold purpose, based directly upon the Word of God, is set forth as follows:
1) To provide fellowship and recovery.
2) To be and to live reconciled to God and His family.
3) To gain a better understanding of our problems.
4) To be built up and strengthened in our faith in Christ.
5) To give dedicated service to others who are suffering as we once suffered.
We practice the suggested 12 step recovery program, because we believe these to be the practical application of the life changing principles which are so clearly set forth in Scripture. We welcome anyone who has a desire to recover from their pain, anyone who has a desire to rise above the pain and turmoil brought into their lives by a loved one, anyone who is not opposed to our general method of recovery. We are here to share our experience, strength, and hope with one another. The loving support and genuine caring of fellow members, coupled with daily prayer and the reading of scripture, prepares us to experience total serenity in Christ, no matter what our outward circumstances might be.
Attendance at additional Church 12 Step Recovery groups is encouraged. We are dedicated to the principles of anonymity and confidentiality. We guard the anonymity and confidences of other members without compromise. Nothing said in these discussions will leave this room in any form. Gossip has no place among us. We will share nothing said in this room with anybody outside this group. Our common welfare must come first. There is only one authority in our group– Jesus Christ, as He expresses His love and healing among us.
How can we get started/contact you?
We look forward to hearing from you! Serenity Church is a place where broken and hurting people find healing. If you are suffering from hurts beyond your control, if life has become unmanageable and you do not know your next move. Serenity Church is waiting for you.