Massachusetts Church to Start Solid Rock Road Christian Recovery Groups
On Sept. 4, 2013, Andre Fournier will facilitate the first Solid Rock Road recovery group through New Bedford's St. Paul United Methodist Church. Andre has been involved in Mobile Loaves and Fishes in his community, and has seen a need to provide those with addiction issues on a deeper level. In his words: "Using the 10 Principles in FSSR, you have the opportunity for healing and deliverance. Jesus wants to set you free. What have you got to lose?"
Christian Recovery Begins in La Paz
In May, The Solid Rock Road Christian recovery program was started in La Paz. Pastors Jerry and Jamee Pineda arrived in the Baja California Sur region of Mexico in April for a dual purpose. One was to plant a nondenominational church in La Paz, and the other was to make La Paz the headquarters for their Christian recovery program. Please like The Solid Rock Road on Facebook so you can learn about new churches using the Bible-based method of recovery, and get tips and information about Christian recovery / Christians in addiction. Click here.
Newly Released: The Solid Rock Road Group Facilitation Manual
Two years after the release of the book "Follow The Solid Rock Road: Pathway to Radical Recovery," the Group Facilitation Manual has been released and made available on Amazon.com. This manual was created so that churches and Christian organizations would have a step-by-step process for doing groups using the 10 Principles of The Solid Rock Road. Here's the link to The Solid Rock Road Group Facilitation Manual.
Grace Harvest Church Starts Christian Recovery Group
Congratulations to Grace Harvest Church! This October, the Solid Rock Road team of Washington-based fellowship started
their first week of the Christian recovery program. The Grace Harvest team was trained this past August to become official facilitators.
The Solid Rock Road Training CD to be Released
A recent group facilitation training for The Solid Rock Road was recorded and is now available on CD. This recording includes the history and future of The Solid Rock Road, information on the heart of the Christian recovery ministry, and a session on Christian intervention. This audio training also includes instructions on how to do the 10 week Christian recovery program using the 10 Principles of The Solid Rock Road.
The Solid Rock Road Christian Recovery Program in Medford, Oregon, is now Available at Grace Harvest Church in Moses Lake, Washington
August 2012 -- As The Solid Rock Road recovery ministry expands, a team from Grace Harvest Church in Moses Lake, Washington, arrived at Joy Christian Fellowship in Medford, Oregon, for training and certification. Pastors Jerry and Jamee Pineda conducted the training on August 18th.
The Solid Rock Road Christian recovery program provides individual counseling for Christians struggling with addictions, as well as 10 week groups using the book "Follow The Solid Rock Road: Pathway to Radical Recovery" and The Solid Rock Road Group Facilitation Manual."
To learn more about how to conduct recovery groups using The Solid Rock Road system, contact the Directors at 541-778-8680.
Roseburg Dream Center to Incorporate The
Solid Rock Road Christian Recovery Program
June 2012 -- The Solid Rock Road Christian Recovery program is now available through the Dream Center in Roseburg
, Oregon. Sherry Colby is working with Directors Kevin and Sylvia Abbe to conduct trainings for staff members on how to facilitate the groups using "Follow The Solid Rock Road: Pathway to Radical Recovery." To learn more about the Dream Center, visit www.roseburgdreamcenter.org
Solid Rock Road Founder and Counselor
Helps to Pioneer New Church
February 2012 -- Sherry Colby, one of the founders and lead counselors of The Solid Rock Road Christian recovery ministry in Medford, Oregon, is currently helping pioneer Oasis Christian Church under the leadership of Pastors Paul and Dorena Hamlett. Sherry will continue to work in cooperation with Pastors Jerry and Jamee Pineda, the Directors of the Solid Rock Road. At Oasis, Sherry will become a Facilitator of The Solid Rock Road, bringing the Christian recovery program to the southern part of the Rogue Valley in Oregon. She is also working with the Roseburg Dream Center to establish The Solid Rock Road Christian Recovery program in that Oregon city.
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The Solid Rock Road is a Christian recovery ministry in Medford, Oregon. It was developed by three former substance abusers, including Sherry Colby – a certified alcohol and drug counselor, Pastor Jerry Pineda and Jamee Rae Pineda. The purpose of The Solid Rock Road recovery program is to provide believers with Biblical truths to remind them of the authority they have over their sin nature and the devil. The Solid Rock Road recovery program takes participants on an experiential journey to learn how to win the battle for their own souls.
Follow The Solid Rock Road
Wow! Isn’t this book timely! As a
seminal approach in a world needing drug and alcohol solutions, this could just
be that book.
Pineda and Sherry Colby have written a groundbreaking book with Follow The Solid Rock Road: Pathway to
Radical Recovery, which addresses
a deep philosophical split in drug and alcohol treatment.
addiction treatments keep people on a perpetual path of coping, Jamee and
Sherry open the door to freedom in God and set people on the path to achieve
it. Initially, this path doesn’t seem to differ much from existing recovery
systems, but it ultimately results in irreconcilable differences.
Follow The Solid Rock Road teaches that
one finds freedom through the teachings of Jesus Christ, His atonement, and
having an honest walk with God. The 10 Principles of The Solid Rock Road
describe how one can identify their addiction, address their addiction, and
subsequently be delivered from it.
This work is
not bogged down with stodgy or clinical verbiage but is interspersed with
anecdotal evidence that illustrates how these principles work. The personal stories from the lives of Jamee
and Sherry are transparent and refreshing. Thank you for this level of honesty.
It is quite helpful in showing that the 10 Bible-based Principles are more than
untested theories, but instead have been applied and proven.
The book is
sprinkled with life application exercises and hard-hitting questions. When
completed, these will bring a person to self awareness and true change. This is a valuable handbook for life
important aspect of this book is that it can be used individually or in group
settings. The final great feature is that the authors offer personal help and
interaction for those involved in this process – the addicted, loved ones of
the addicted, ministry leaders, and pastors.
As stated in
this book, why walk The Yellow Brick Road when we can get on The Solid Rock
-- By Pastor Steve Schmelzer
Christian Recovery in Oregon
The Solid Rock Road recovery ministry involves closed groups lasting 10 weeks. Once a group has been formed and begins, there are no new people allowed in. This helps establish trust and a group dynamic that results in change.
Each week participants experience one of the 10 principles that are discussed in the book “Follow The Solid Rock Road: Pathway to Radical Recovery.” The book was written by Jamee Rae Pineda and Sherry Colby to provide a training and recovery resource for addicts, ministry leaders and pastors.
While The Solid Rock Road recovery program is in Medford, Oregon, the book has allowed the Christian recovery program to expand throughout the state, the nation and the world. Plus, the team is available to speak, teach and train churches. Subjects for preaching include Freedom from Addictions, Spiritual Warfare to Win over Addictions, Obedience as a Key to Overcoming Addictions, and many other addiction-related subjects. The training is two-tiered: first, how to establish the Solid Rock Road recovery ministry, and secondly, how to minister in a group setting using the book "Follow The Solid Rock Road: Pathway to Radical Recovery."
The difference between The Solid Rock recovery ministry and other Christian recovery programs is that The Solid Rock Road doesn’t believe that addicts should continually congregate together, and forever. In fact, those who graduate from the Christian recovery program are encouraged to discover their destiny in God and to assimilate into the Body of Christ. When they’re not spending time meeting with other addicts, they should be connected with a Christan leader who will teach them the ways of God and make them accountable. This actually replaces the need for a sponsor.
Not every former addict is called into the recovery ministry. Therefore, it is critical that those who find freedom in Christ also find their true calling in God!
The Bible doesn’t promote the concept of same-sin affiliation. In fact, what The Solid Rock Road ministry team has learned over the years is that it’s better for addicts to have fellowship with those who don’t share their sin nature. This way, those in recovery from addictions can take on the good character of those they are associating with.
To find out more, visit The Solid Rock Road recovery website at www.thesolidrockroad.com. You can also find The Solid Rock Road Christian recovery program on Twitter and Facebook. You can also order the book, “Follow The Solid Rock Road: Pathway to Radical Recovery” on Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble online. You can also purchase "Follow The Solid Rock Road from this website. Click here.