We have four Evening Meetings that are held in partnership with local Gospel churches in various locations throughout the city. These meetings provide support for a wider community with past and present addiction issues. At each meeting, a Christian with a background of alcohol or drug addiction will share what their life was like, what happened and what their life is like today. This is a great environment for sharing mutual encouragement, picking up practical and biblical wisdom and making new friends. For those on the Road to Recovery Day Programme it is compulsory to attend two Evening Meetings per week. This gives them access to a wider support network and offers them on-going aftercare support when they finish the Day Programme.
We believe the local church is central to addressing the addiction issues in our city and beyond. Therefore, our Road to Recovery Evening Meetings are held in partnership with local Gospel churches. This enables us to reach into the very heart of our communities, creating pathways into good Bible teaching churches while at the same time, strengthening and widening the ministry of the local church. In all of this, our hope is to reach, disciple and train local people to serve in their own communities.
In March 2020 we opened our fourth meeting in partnership with Greenview Church. We are delighted that this meeting is our first to open its doors to women, as well as men. We are very keen to provide a full programme of support for women and hope that this will be the beginning of fulfilling these aims.