Harbor of Hope Mission
To provide a safe gathering for all people, including those with addiction, to explore the writings of the Holy Bible and pursue a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Harbor of Hope Vision
To see a weekly gathering of persons with diverse biblical training (i.e. extensive to none):
Come together in mutual respect and curiosity.
Embrace the teachings of the Holy Bible.
Acknowledge Jesus Christ as the Higher Power.
Be transformed from brokenness to wholeness.
And, to belong.
Harbor of Hope is a simple, straightforward Bible study that explores basic theology and doctrines of the Church in a relational, conversational and accountable small group setting. The study intentionally acquires its topics based upon the spiritual guiding principles of the well-known 12-step addiction recovery program. Designating two weeks of study for each step, this provides a 24-week program.
As a weekly small group gathering of 2-12 persons served by a facilitator, the meeting can take place at any location and time with a duration of 1 hour 15 minutes. The content of the gathering is based upon each of the 12 steps of recovery as found in the Workbook. It begins with the whole group using the appropriate step worksheet and reading Scripture, discussing the questions and application. Following the study time, the group will divide into male/female smaller groups for concentrated prayer.
Throughout the next week the participant will follow the daily Bible reading and devotional plan for that step, making notes of questions, thoughts and insights. The group comes back together the second week to share and discuss based on the daily readings. Therefore, two weeks are devoted to each step and the program runs for 24 weeks.