Loaves and Fishes Ministries, in conjunction with MCI Recovery Ministries provides this special edition of Jump Start Life Now workbook. Jump Start Life information and course curriculum was developed through years of experience in helping those in crisis restart life. The author and trained facilitators have gone through their own difficult challenges in recovery, learning to apply these principles.
Jump Start Life principles and skill lessons were derived from solid Biblical principles and Christ’s teachings from the Gospels and the New Testament authors. You may not hold Christ as your personal savior, however, you will find that these principles and teachings are practical and when properly applied will help in overcoming difficult circumstances in life. Of course, these principles work more effectively when Christ’s power is called upon to lead, guide, heal, and restore.
Refer to the Crisis Recovery Principles quick reference guide on the back cover. As you become familiar with these principles, and as you apply them, you can expect your inner attitudes to shift. Those inner glooming issues and expectations will begin to give way to hopefulness, with an increasing desire to become changed on the inside. Changing on the inside is the only way to break the destructive cycles that subtly lead people into your crisis.
You can expect to learn how to replace inner lies, half-truths, and inner bitterness with truth—truth that is real, life changing, and freeing.
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About the Author
These troubled Christians were seeking help for a variety of issues and by word of mouth many learned about the pastor Pretlow's Holy Spirit led counseling. Most who came suffered from being reared in a dysfunctional family system; however, some cases involved severe abuse, parental abandonment, and childhood systematic sexual abuse. These cases he termed as victims of Cult Family Systems. He also has worked with victims of Satanic Ritualistic Abuse (SRA Victims).
Early on in his counseling ministry, the number of wounded Christians coming for help was nearly overwhelming. He realized that proper understanding of Scripture and being led by the Holy Spirit in facilitating God's healing power and grace was the only way to succeed. In his study of Scripture and dependence on the Holy Spirit, he soon discovered that employing the true gifts of the Holy Spirit in counseling and teaching those in his care how to work with the Holy Spirit as the ultimate counselor was the best way to help so many hurting Christians.
Through the subsequent years, pastor Pretlow found that by embracing all that Christ taught and building disciples through mentoring and counseling proved to be effective in helping struggling Christian become stable servants of Christ-having their lives restored from addictions, destructive relationships, and cycles of depression and hopelessness.
Pastor Charles Pretlow has over thirty-nine years of experience in ministry, pastoral counseling, leadership training, and ministerial recovery work. He completed his basic Bible classes at Seattle Pacific College and finished his undergraduate work at Central Washington University in Business Administration and Computer Science. This, along with his military training in leadership, as a military instructor, as well as years of coaching athletics adds to a well-rounded approach in leadership instruction, counseling, training, and mentoring those in recovery.
Table of Contents
Recovery Bible Passages
When You Feel Overwhelmed
Loaves and Fishes Ministries Guidelines
Loaves and Fishes Resource List
Personal Support Network
Jump Start Class Lessons:
22 Topics & 22 Devotionals
Personal Goals Section:
Living Within Your means
Overcoming our Toxic Culture
Towards Making a Home
Cover Letter and Resume
Job Interviews & Presentation
Work Skills Development
Jump Start Job Search
Furthering Your Education
Parenting & Significant Relationships
Extended Family Relationships
Your Circle of Friends
Continued Recovery and Support
Fellowship and Spiritual Growth
About this Ministry and the Author