Thursday, April 19, 2012

Life Hurts, God Heals Semester 1

Life Hurts, God Heals
Most of today's youth begin struggling with identity and self-worth issues in the first year of Jr. High. From broken homes, overcrowded classrooms, peer pressure, workaholic parents, appearance issues, party scene, sports pressures, self mutilation, mental & physical abuse, and the list goes on of all the cadaverous circumstances that rob young lives.

With the growing pain of our adolescents, our future adult leaders are facing life with less tools and a stagnant, if at all, relationship with God. They are learning to "live in the now" instead of learning to live in faith, hope and love. With each failing relationship that withers by the roadside of life, God seems to just be another face in the crowd of the "Too busy, Too big, and Too distant". When left up to the devises of "The Now" the need of identity and self-worth give way into the acceptance of doing what feels good or what will get me noticed most. Discipleship is not an uncommon theme in today's youth, it's quite the opposite. Discipleship is active in all the wrong ways. We hope to change that!

Life Hurts, God Heals is a 8 step program of recovery providing life long tools for students with pain. Let's be clear, a 8 step program is not the answer. An 8 step program cannot save anyone. An 8 step program is just that... a program. Yet, what makes Life Hurts, God Heals so unique is throughout the entire program we are pointing students to God as the answer. Life Hurts, God Heals is highly relational; relation to God, Self and Others. Notice that the program "provides tools" that students can use and develop for life long recovery.

Maybe you are a student that needs help or a parent wanting help for your child. Either way, you can know this, the Life Hurts, God Heals IRC staff have been where you have been and have seen what God can do with someone who is wanting, willing, and ready. Each youth worker has a heart to help hurting kids NO MATTER WHAT they have, are, or will face. If you are ready, then now is the time.

Here is our 1st Summer schedule

Dates for LHGH Summer Semester: Mondays from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hosted by Immanuel Church
455 58th Ave Sw. Vero Beach 32968
June 4, 11, 18, 25 (Lessons 1,2,3, and 4)
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Lessons 5,6,7,8, and 9)
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 (lessons 10,11,12,13 w/ Grad Party)

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