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The PAR Resolution

The PAR Resolution 2024

In seeking authentic Christ centered addiction recovery many of us encountered a twofold dilemma.


  1. Many among us had attended non-Christian recovery groups only to find that our use of the name of “Jesus Christ” was often not welcomed and in some cases caused us to endure controversy for such openness. We found that the text of such programs conflicted with the Word of God which we held as the authority of our faith. We had made our decision. Jesus Christ was Lord of our life and our recovery, and the Bible was our final authority. We could no longer live double minded with one foot in each world. We could no longer be unequally yoked with such programs.

(2 Corinthians 6:14 / Proverbs 3:5)


  1. On the other had many of us attended church programs hoping to find an authentic Christ centered addiction recovery fellowship sufficient to aid us in achieving long-term quality recovery.; many however were either 12 step programs with Jesus as a higher power or a group that did not fully comprehend the devastation of addiction.

(Deuteronomy 12:4 / Colossians 2:8)

We abandoned the broad road of spirituality to walk the narrow road of Christ centered recovery where we found true freedom, power, and a sound mind. We longed for fellowship with others that genuinely understood the battle of addiction yet shared our desire for authentic Christ centered recovery.

(Mathew 7:13,14)

But where could we find such a fellowship? God met this need through the ministry of Power for Abundant Recovery (PAR).

At PAR we understand first hand the terrible bondage of addiction, but we have experienced true freedom in Christ. Addiction is no longer our identity; we are no longer destined to live the rest of our lives as sick recovering addicts and alcoholics. We who the Son has set free are free indeed.

(John 8:36)

If you are seeking authentic Christ centered recovery, we warmly invite you to join us. We can’t do it for you, but we love you and will walk with you and we are living proof that in Christ all things are possible.