Find a P.A.R. Group
Christ-centered 12 step meetings are the hallmark of P.A.R.
Our success in equipping believers for victory over addiction is more than simply the sharing of information – it’s the practical application of our unique 12 step program and the encouragement and support that come from our community dynamic. We want to welcome you to our P.A.R. groups and assure you that you are not alone!
- P.A.R. Beyond Bars Program
- P.A.R. Closed Group Meetings
- P.A.R. CODA Group Meetings
- P.A.R. Nuts & Bolts Step Study Group
- P.A.R. Open Group Meetings
- Times & Locations – MT
Start a P.A.R. Group
If you feel that God is prompting you to start a P.A.R.TM group in your area, we want to do everything we can to support, encourage, and equip you for service. Those who wish to launch a group in their city, we lovingly refer to as our P.A.R. Ambassadors, because they are representing Jesus Christ and Power for Abundant Recovery Ministries. We take the Ambassadors ministry very seriously, so for the integrity of our groups and P.A.R. as a whole, we have a specific process we go through with every P.A.R. Ambassador candidate.
- Motivation: Why you want to start a P.A.R. group
- Communication: We first want to talk with you, pray with you and seek God’s guidance.
- Investigation: We ask you to take time to investigate our website thoroughly and get to know our vision, beliefs, and values. Go to our Facebook site and ask questions of our P.A.R. family members.
- Application: Complete and sent in the Ambassadors application.
- Confirmation: We will then review your application, so that we may confirm all information and connect with your host church pastor.
- Affirmation: After this short but critically important process, we want to affirm your new venture by plugging you into our Ambassador Coaching Program, in order to both launch you on your new outreach ministry and to begin a coaching relationship with you, so that you and your group may enjoy the blessing of abundant recovery!
Host a P.A.R. Group
A message for our potential P.A.R. Host Church pastors
We think it might be easier to start by telling you what a Host Church pastor doesn’t do — we hope you will find this to be a refreshing change.
- You do not have to manage or facilitate P.A.R. meetings or the program in general.We are not a church program; we are an independent ministry outreach whose sole mission is to help believers in your church and community who are struggling with addiction, to attain victory over addiction. We have a built-in coaching program for those who would like their church to host a P.A.R. group.
- You do not have to financially support a P.A.R. group that meets in your church. Under our founding principles each group is self-supporting through the members’ own contributions. This means that the individual attendees, not the Host Church, are responsible for the financial needs and health of a group. We do have churches who partner with P.A.R. out of a heart to be a blessing to the P.A.R. group in their church, but that is always voluntary, never an expectation.
So how can you help?
By providing a safe, caring place for believers to gather and begin a healing process and restoration in the body of Christ. Your willingness and graciousness to do this is a huge blessing and a vital part of creating a culture of “community victory” in your church.
Once a P.A.R. group is healthy and growing, we feel it is important that the group express appreciation through a love gift to their Host Church (depending on their ability), so that they might participate in the blessing of giving as well. Each group has the autonomy to explore this as they are led by the Lord.
So what can P.A.R. help you with?
If you choose to be a Host Church, we have a support and mentoring system put together just for pastors to show you how to create a culture of support and prayer in your church. Our Director of Pastoral Outreach, Pastor Jeromy Emerling, is spearheading this aspect of our ministry and will joyfully reach out to you in this process.
The one most significant and important heartfelt request that we make to pastors is for prayer. Many churches have prayer teams and prayer warrior groups. Please put us on your team’s prayer list. We not only fight a battle in the physical realm with addiction, we fight a spiritual battle, because our goal is to bring believers back into a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ and their church body as they begin to walk in abundant recovery.
Questions? Email us.
For more information on P.A.R. Ministries or starting a P.A.R. Group in your area, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org