Thanks for taking the time to read about recovery at EverGreen Ministries. Whether you are struggling with something that is impacting your life or hurting because a person you love is trapped, welcome. Recovery is about freedom and healing from some of life’s most difficult situations.

Tom Kragt

Pastor of Congregational Life & Recovery

Dear Friends,

In the last couple of years, I have really enjoyed my participation on the governing board of the National Association for Christian Recovery. One of the very encouraging parts of the NACR has been the development of recovery resources on the NACR website. There exists a wide variety of contributions from people in just about every kind of recovery ministry imaginable. There are times I just enjoy a pause in my work and look over all of the resources that exist to encourage recovery.

I would like to invite you to take a few minutes and check out the Resource Center for Parents: http://www.nacr.org/parents. There are several articles and videos that have been developed by individuals and couples who share the experience of parenting a child with addiction issues. It could be lifesaving.

All the best, Tom Kragt

Faith & Spirituality Services

Schedule of Faith & Spirituality Services: We have a Faith & Spirituality Service the first four Sunday evenings of the month at 5:30 pm.  A free dinner is served at 6:15, followed by Bridge To Life, Bridge Kids, and support groups at 6:45.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Schedule of 12-Step Meetings

  • Monday – 12:00 pm AA (Open)
  • Tuesday – 12:00 pm AA (Open)
  • Wednesday – 12:00 pm AA (Open)
  • Thursday – 12:00 pm AA (Open)
  • Friday – 12:00 pm AA (Open)
  • Saturday – 8:30 am AA (Open)

Bridge To Life

Schedule of 12-Step Meetings
Sunday – 6:45 pm Bridge to Life (Open)

Gamblers Anonymous

Schedule of 12-Step Meetings
Tuesday – 10:00 am GA (Open)

Overeaters Anonymous

Schedule of 12-Step Meetings
Saturday – 9:00 am OA (Open)

Al-Anon

Schedule of 12-Step Meetings
Thursday – 7:00 pm Al-Anon (Open)

Sexaholics Anonymous

Schedule of 12-Step Meetings
Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover. Call (616) 242-8653 or email grandrapidssa@yahoo.com for Sexaholic Anonymous (SA) meeting times.

Recovery Ministry and EverGreen

 

EverGreen is not a place for perfect people.

We seek to foster a community of faith where it is safe to be real about who we are and the challenges we are facing.  In God’s world, community is essential to healing our hurts, but personal struggles and addictions have a way of making us experience shame and isolation.  Many of us mistakenly believe that if we were good enough, strong enough, or Christian enough, we should be able to handle our problems without anyone helping us. Our ego keeps telling us, “You should be able to handle this problem alone.”

At EverGreen we invite you to explore the recovering community where you will not be judged, but encouraged.  Chances are you will find people that finally “understand” you and can show you the way out of your present difficulties.

Please feel free to visit the 12 Step Group that will be most helpful for what you are struggling with.  Our 12 Step Bridge to Life meeting is a faith-based group that invites people with open minds to explore the power of 12 Step recovery and faith in Christ (faith is not required to attend).  We host  faith & spirituality worship services Sunday evenings at 5:30 (the first, four Sundays of the month) that connect faith and recovery in practical ways. 

We have other friends that meet regularly at EverGreen such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Gamblers Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, and Sexaholics Anonymous.