The Community House of Damaris “Formation of Servants” program is a unique discipleship program that combines the study of Scriptures with the practice of the 12 Steps of recovery.
Is the course for you?
– Do you struggle with repeated moral failures in your life?
– In your relationship with others, do you find yourself either caring too much or too little about what they think of you?
– When you are in the wrong, do you find it easier to shift the blame or your responsibility, or to ask for forgiveness promptly?
– Have significant others caused personal harm in such a way that the pain touches all areas of your life?
– When confronted by authority figures, do you get defensive or do you comply and feel used?
– In addressing the hungers (desires) in your life, do you turn to people, places or things beside God as a source of relief and satisfaction?
– Does your shame cause you to experience a sense of alienation from God and isolation from others?
These are just a few questions you might want to consider when deciding whether or not the Formation of Servants is a program that could help you in your growth process.
The SA Formation Servants is a forty week journey that:
A. Encourages course participants to:
– surrender to God as he heals their past
– submit their present to His loving authority
– entrust their future to His mercy and grace
B. Guides course participants to turn to God as their source of:
C. Gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of:
– Personal recovery
The SA Formation of Servants invites course participants to the following process:
- Bottoming Out (Ephesians 6:10-18 & Step 1)
- Reaching out to God (Psalm 23 & Step 2)
- Making the decision, once again, to turn one’s life over to God (Galatians 5:22-23 & Step 3)
- Fearlessly assessing one’s life (Mark 4:14-20 & Step 4)
- Confessing one’s wrongs (Luke 15:11-31 & Step 5)
- Getting ready for change (James 4:6, 10, Matt. 5:3-4 & Step 6)
- Understanding the difference between humility and humiliation in making the decision to change (Jeremiah 18:1-6, Matt. 5:5-6 & Step 7)
- Becoming ready to make amends to those harmed through selfish desires (James 4:1, Matt. 5:7 & Step 8)
- Wisely making amends to those harmed through selfish desires (Matt. 5:23-24, 5:7 & Step 9)
- Maintaining recovery (Matthew 5:8-9 & Step 10)
- Deepening one’s relationship with God – Desiring to do His will rather than one’s own will (Matt. 5:10-12 & Step 11)
- Sharing spiritual awakenings and recovery from selfish desires with others; Having taken the decision to walk the talk (Luke 1:45-55 & Step 12)
To sign up, please contact the director.
- We admitted we are powerless over some of the effects of God’s sovereignty in our lives and because of our lack of trust in him our lives are unmanageable.
- We came to believe that our loving God, in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ, could restore us to sanity.
- We made a decision to turn our will and lives over to the care of our loving God.
- We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
- We admitted to our loving God, ourselves and to another person the exact nature of our wrongs.
- We are entirely ready to have our loving God remove all these defects of character.
- We humbly asked our loving God to remove our shortcomings.
- We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
- We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
- We continued to take personal inventory and, when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
- We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with our loving God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry it out.
- Having had a spiritual awakening by the Spirit using God’s Word in our lives and the Formation of Servants Program, we carry the message of God’s faithfulness, kindness and mercy to others and continue in the process of learning to live under his control.
Community House Damaris is a trans-denominational Christian therapeutic community and it’s statement of faith is the Nicene Creed.
The board members and key leadership staff in Community House Damaris must uphold the Christian statement of faith.
Non-key leadership staff and volunteers do not have to uphold Community House Damaris’ statement of faith. They are welcome to be united with Community House Damaris in their local fight against sexual exploitation/trafficking providing that they concur with the therapeutic community’s Christian foundation and are willing to sign a document to that effect prior to starting their job/volunteer position.
Program participants are not required to uphold Community House Damaris’ statement of faith and they are not required to participate in any “religious” activities in order to receive programs. However, those who are seeking are invited to participate in any programs of their choice available within Community House Damaris.
Supporters are made aware about Community House Damaris’ Christian foundation and thus make a knowledgeable decision when joining in their local fight against sexual exploitation/trafficking.
Community House Damaris is not affiliated with any church denomination and works with any agency that supports their mandate of recovery.