Our program has four required courses each week. These required courses are: We Have Recovered (a return to traditional AA “Blue Book” values), Thriving Post Trauma (tools and skills designed to help participants overcome the hold trauma can have on people), Celebrate Recovery (A national faith based recovery program), and Life Skills (working through books by Christian authors similar to Purpose Driven Life). We Have Recovered and Thriving Post Trauma are courses developed by Church Army officers specifically for use in peer to peer recovery programs
When we interview prospective program participants we look for men who desire recovery and show a genuine desire to turn their lives towards the person they were meant to be. We do not ask if they are believers. We do however stress that our reason for providing this opportunity is that we believe in a living God who wants their lives to have purpose.
Those who work closely with people who have great brokenness in their lives, people who are fighting addictions, spent time incarcerated, saw the horrors of war or any of the many other reasons why people find themselves in a place of darkness and unable to cope on their own, know that faith based programs work far better than secular ones. Already we have demonstrated that our methods have the lowest recidivism rate (below 10%) and the highest recovery rate (above 70%) of any other program in our area.