Reformers Unanimous is a faith based, Christ-centered addictions program that directs the addicted back to God’s support group – the local church. Headquartered in Rockford, IL, RU now has chapters around the world helping people break the chains of addiction.
The local chapter meets each Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Southside Baptist Tabernacle where stories of victory are shared, groups and individuals are personally counseled from God’s Word, and lessons are taught on overcoming temptation. Nurseries and programs for children and teens allow RU to minister to the entire family.
The 10 Principles of Prosperity
Understanding the 10 principles of prosperity and applying them to your life are the first steps in your recovery from addiction.
1. If God’s against it so am I. Galatians 5:19-24
2. Every sin has its origin in your hearts. Jeremiah 17:9, Proverbs 4:23, Romans 13:14
3. It is easier to keep the heart clean, than it is to clean it after it has been defiled. Proverbs 22:3, Proverbs 6:27-28
4. You cannot fight a fleshly appetite by indulging in it. Ecclesiastes 5:10, James 1:14-15
5. Small compromises lead to great disasters. Luke 16:10, Matthew 6:24, Romans 6:16
6. Those who do not love the Lord will not help us serve the Lord. John 5:18-20, Proverbs 25:15-16
7. Our sinful habits do hurt those who follow us. Romans 14:7, 1 Corinthians 10:23, 24
8. It is not possible to fight a fleshly temptation with fleshly weapons. II Corinthians 10:3-5, I John 4:4
9. We lose our freedom to choice when we give in to temptation. The consequences of our choices are inevitable, incalculable, and up to God. Proverbs 5:22, Proverbs 20:17, Proverbs 9:17-18
10. God balances guilt with blame. Accept the blame for your actions and God will remove the guilt. John 1:9
Additionally each principle is free to watch in 10 short videos taught by Steve Curington taught by Steve Curington available here on the website .
The RU Class Format
TALK, TALK, TALK – Our Friday Night Order of Service
FIRST TALK, we talk to God in prayer. Each student is given an opportunity to share a need or a prayer request. The Assistant Director leads the congregation in prayer. The requests are typed out and presented to the students the following week.
SECOND TALK, we talk to each other. We do this in two ways. Reformers Unanimous gives students an opportunity to share how God has changed their lives. We hear stories of recovery through God’s miraculous, saving grace. We hear of days, weeks, months, and years of victory. Secondly, we break down into small support groups to share each of our burdens or blessings. Each group is led by a counsel leader. If anyone needs personal counsel, it is made available. Students go over their completed challenges during this time and encourage each other in their road to recovery.
THIRD TALK, God talks to us through the preaching of God’s Word. Our director is trained in how to present the messages in convicting yet caring ways, which are intended to encourage the students toward program participation. A hearer that is a doer is always an overcomer.
What We Are
- A safe place to share, a refuge, a place of belonging
- Where respect is given to all
- Where confidentiality is highly regarded
- A safe place to learn
- A place to grow and become strong
- A place where you can take off your mask
- A place for healthy challenges and healthy risks
- A possible turning point in your life
What We Are Not
- A place for selfish control
- A replacement for therapy
- A place to look for dating relationships
- A place to rescue or be rescued by others
- A place to judge others
- A place for perfection, holding back secrets or a quick fix
More RU Resources
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