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Fall 2015 Upcoming Events, Workshops & Training

Coming This Fall!

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Hello everyone!

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to write about a class or event, but Fall is already here and we want to share some exciting new things we are offering at Spirit of Life. As many of you know, healing, recovery and life happens in seasons. We gain insight, tools and resources into our hearts and grow up in one area, and before you know it, God has more for us to explore, more for us to gain, more ways to grow in grace and truth. Honestly, it never, ever ends!

Many years ago when I first met my husband he had a small recovery church that met weekly. It was astonishingly simple. In this setting we talked about a Biblical principle from the Word, shared our own life experience, and learned to be honest about the struggles in our heart.  I was hooked. While I had encountered Jesus personally, I had never experienced anything like this in a group dynamic. This setting took me out of the bounds of my comfort but brought me into a life calling! I am passionate that this is how we get healing – in the safety and honesty of community!

Our program and ministry has since evolved and ten years into it we’ve been able to witness the beautiful and life transforming experience of men and women when honesty, redemption and God’s truth merge. Bob and I have branched out in different ways. He now trains counselors and operates our treatment program. I have facilitated codependence workshops and a family program. But we never were able to recreate that same type of meeting until now.

Thrive Night is going to allow us to facilitate a group together – where we will be focusing on redemption and healing from the struggles, losses, and issues of our heart – focusing on growth and connection as it relates to God and each other. We want the entire family to be involved when possible – and we are excited that our own family be doing Thrive together, including my two girls, Arianna and Isabella in our children’s program.

There is hope, healing and restoration available in Jesus when His truth, His power and the gift of authenticity come together. If you feel dry, need to be encouraged, come! We are real people with real issues who have encountered a real God.  We aren’t perfect! We get messy to get beautiful – so please don’t “dress up” – come as you are!  We will pray for you, love you and encourage you in your walk with Jesus. Connection groups are optional, but we pray you will participate.

This group is starting at a our office (it will eventually move). Because space is limited, please register or pop us an e-mail and let us know you’ll be coming! Childcare is available with advanced registration for kids 5 and up – and we will be having a child recovery program later this Fall. Live streaming options will be available.

That’s not it, we also have a codependence recovery workshop being taught by Lynne, and I am starting the Biblical Family Recovery Coaching program too. To learn all about this and apply/register for any of these program, click here!

Do you have an interest in being involved in children’s ministry? (Age 5-11) Do you want to be involved in another way? Please let me know! E-mail stephanie@newlifespiritrecovery.com

With blessings and grace,

Stephanie Tucker

A House that Grace Built

Chapter 20: Built for Eternity

We made it! This is our last and final class of A House that Grace Built. And this class puts everything in perspective. Eternity isn’t oftentimes the conversation piece we want to have, but in the Kingdom, it is everything. We simply can’t make sense of this world without the proper view. This class sought to seal everything up into a redemptive formula. Not only that, but our purpose now becomes more vivid when have the proper framing. My prayer is that you’ll run this race of life with courage and strength, not of your own, but  in Jesus. Knowing who you are, who you belong to and knowing where you are going. In the end, your journey of recovery has more value than we can even comprehend. It is preparing us not only in the here and now, but also for that day when we will see Jesus face to face. Are you ready? What glorious hope that awaits us.

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Chapter 17: Securing Our Inner Courts (Honor)

For those of you following our classes online, this recording came out slightly delayed and has some slight audio breaks. They are minor, but just in case you are wondering when you are watching I wanted to make you aware. This class actually was about the principle of honor, and what an important truth. Of all the classes, this one may have struck the deepest chord in people. It is a critical and amazing truth to discover, and one I promise you will lead you into deeper levels of freedom once you grasp its nature. Honor cannot be bypasses as the center-piece of relationship skills. I pray this will bless you.

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Chapter 16: Gates of Glory

For those of you following by blog only, I apologize for the delay. Chapter 16 was a sweet chapter that reminded us of the important functions God performs in our lives. The burning question (and sometimes debate) – is it possible to access the presence of God? The Old Testament temple did just that. As temples of the Holy Spirit in New Testament Christianity, it should be clear that the Holy Spirit indwelling us is something we can experience, not just a theology we are meant learn. I can’t quite articulate how passionate I am about people encounter God personally. I could teach this type of lesson until I’m blue in the face, but it’s not until this experiential form of Christianity becomes your personal reality that it will contain merit. That’s why my deepest prayer is that you will KNOW Him. I don’t mean know in your head, I mean experience knowledge of Him by virtue of experience. This lesson try to walk you through the components of accessing God’s presence, and protecting His gates. I pray you enjoy.

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Spiritual Warfare

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This week’s class was perhaps the most important. In my years working in recovery and dealing with the many different scenarios that arise, I feel that spiritual warfare is the most misunderstood. Perhaps this is the area where people are most vulnerable to the enemy’s attempts to keep them from living out freedom. I certainly don’t say that provoke fear, but to be vigilant, to be aware, to understand the enemy’s tactics and devices. Most Christians make one of two mistakes in discerning warfare:

  1. They underemphasize the power of the demonic realm, and believe that being Christian is enough to overcome and be victorious. Thus, as they deal with different difficulties, they focus on people and behaviors, not recognizing the enemy’s part.
  2. They overemphasize spiritual warfare, blaming the enemy for everything, and labeling everything as “warfare.” Thus, when various situations arise where they need to repent, confess, or deal with an area in their own soul, they blame the enemy and thus remain in some form of denial.

In this class, I sought to uncover the strategies of the enemy, as well as the methods we can use in God’s power and the name of Jesus to  overcome. There is nothing pretty about warfare, but at the same time, if you recognize the magnificent reality of life in Jesus as His bride and child of the King, you can be confident and able to overcome. . Not in your own strength or might, but in the power of God’s resources and His spiritual weapons.

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Untangling Outer Courts

This class summarized the important concepts of Chapter 14 – and how the external “outer courts” need to be put in their proper place. From friendships, to relationships with the church, to our ministry calling, we need to clearly differentiate where everything belongs. I’m excited and blessed to have made it thus far with each of you, and encourage you to continue with us as we seek some of the practical aspects of “gate” building in the next chapters to come.

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AHTGB Chapter 13: Rooms of Children

We completed Chapter 13 last week as we looked at the realities of facing the rooms of our children. Above of all, the message revolved around the nature of redemptive love, and the belief that God is capable and able to handle those issues of our children. The biggest issue most of us face in a child’s room is guilt. This class showed us how to take that negative energy and use it productively to fight on behalf of our children rather than succumb to the lies of the enemy. Yes, there is something you can do!

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AHTGB: The Marriage Room Part 2

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We’ve been on a journey. This week we wrapped up the redemptive principles of marriage. My heart was to not try to squeeze an absolute, detailed analysis on how to “fix” a marriage past or present. Rather, it was to present a portrait of how Jesus engages in this process. I’m excited that have the HD videos now available. We are still fairly new to this technology, but thank you for your patience as we have made the switch. If you haven’t yet seen this or missed us live this week, I encourage you to see the vital truth – it will apply to marriages of past, present and singlehood.

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Next Week: Chapter 13: Parenting 

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Marriage Room, Part 1

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This class began to address the delicate and tedious nature of marriage as it relates to the recovery and healing process. It covered the assessment process, and also sought to bring the perspective of healing and marriage to Jesus as the priority. To be honest, I spoke from the heart, not from notes. Our class was filled with tears as some of the aspects of this can be difficult. But the hope is always in the life-giver, Jesus. His primary role is to be Husband to us. And our primary role in life is to be His precious bride. It doesn’t negate, however, the utter sanctity and intense influence marriage will have in our hearts. God does care very much about this relationship, and seeks to meet us where we are at.

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Healing Past Rooted Issues in 3D

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This class is from a part 2 of Chapter 11 in A House that Grace Built. Unfortunately, we lost the recording of Chapter 11, so this will pick up some of the themes, but it incorporates material outside the book. We did a inner healing prayer in this session, but did not have that in recording. In the future, our team will be allowing for one-on-one sessions in that area of need. Most of this close focused on the reality that healing is not necessary linear and something accessible on a surface level. Rather, it has depth, and as we move from one area to the next, we can expect for God to take us into more and more areas that need to be addressed.

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