Unworthy but Welcome: A Guide for Starting Overcomers and Serenity Church

Unworthy but Welcome: A Guide for Starting Overcomers and Serenity Church

by Linda Widhalm (Compiler)


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Unworthy but Welcome: A Guide for Starting Overcomers and Serenity Church is a companion volume to Never Alone Again by John Featherston and contains heart- and mind-changing testimonies of individuals associated with Serenity Church of Dallas, located in The Colony, Texas.

Serenity Church is a place where broken people find healing, the lonely find a home, the hopeless find hope, the outcast is welcomed, the powerless find power, and the broken have the pieces put back together. Serenity Church welcomes those with tattoos, body piercings, and long hair--as well as those who don't. Serenity Church is a place that is reaching out with the restoring power of God to people who are sick and tired of being sick and tired. First, we begin to change our minds about being lovable. Other good stuff follows.

Unworthy but Welcome provides examples and testimonies regarding the purpose of Serenity Church of Dallas and how it functions, including step-by-step meeting directions and examples of Overcomers Topic Introductions and Shares for each of the traditional Overcomers 12 Steps. The difference here is the recognition the Higher Power is a person and has a name: Jesus Christ.

Unworthy but Welcome is compiled for the one who has been wounded and tends to run away from church; the one seeking to know, even more, the mind, heart, and will of God; anyone struggling to hold on to sobriety, sanity, or life; anyone begging God for sobriety - for them self or a loved one; anyone who has heard of Serenity Church and wants to know how to start one where they live.

Seven years after Sherry Menefee brought her hurting, broken family to Serenity Church she reports:

My ex-husband is still sober, one son is in college and working, my other son is in the Air Force, so I am very thankful for my time at Serenity.

(adapted from the Introduction by Linda Widhalm)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984439577
Publisher: RightLine Publishing
Publication date: 12/21/2016
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Holy Communion

  • Introduction
  • Communion Sharing
  • Serenity Church Prayer
  • Examples of Communion Sharing from the Heart

Section 2: Overcomers

  • Overcomers Preamble
  • How to Conduct an Overcomers Meeting
  • Overcomers Leader Format
  • How It Works
  • Presentations
  • The 12 Promises
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • Overcomers Topic Introductions and Shares for each of the 12 Steps

Section 3: Serenity Church

  • What We Do and Why We Do It
    • Leadership Team
    • Recovery Leadership Team
    • The Ties We Make
    • We Do Not Measure Success by a Growing Membership
    • We Baptize
    • We Celebrate
    • We Dedicate Babies and Children to the Lord
    • We Recognize the Hard Days and Seasons
    • We Have Seasons of Prayer

  • Where We Do What We Do
  • How We Do What We Do
    • The Language We Speak
    • We Do Not Judge
    • We Do Not Chase Those Who Leave
    • We Get Them to Recovery
    • We Provide a Place for Smokers to Smoke

  • How We Deal with Our Children
  • How We Deal withOur Teens
  • When We Do What We Do
  • What Our Worship Service Looks Like
    • Serenity Prayer
    • Overcomers Song

  • What Can Happen from Doing What We Do
    • Testimonies

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