Please note that we typically do not persue referrals for a third party. There may be some exceptions such as a parent attempting to help a minor child. Either way it is required for the person needing help to be the one requesting and willing to follow through with the preappointment and follow-up assignments.
The purpose of Freedom in Christ ministry is to help people experience freedom in Christ so that they can connect or reconnect to God and develop their spiritual lives and grow and mature as responsible, involved members of the body of Christ. Jesus wants to see people wo are trapped in the snares and sins of life set free. And so do we.
Step 1: Counterfeit vs. Real – Acknowledging past or present involvements in any counterfeit spiritual guidance or cult/occult activity or participation.
Step 2 Deception vs. Truth – Acknowledging areas where the heart has been deceived and recognizing any defense mechanisms or other hindrances to receiving truth.
Step 3 Bitterness vs. Forgiveness – Listing any and all persons with whom you have been offended or hurt in order to extend forgiveness and be free from bitterness.
Step 4 Rebellion vs. Submission – Recognizing any patterns of rebellion against spiritual authorities in your life and repenting of such words or actions.
Step 5 Pride vs. Humility – Addressing strongholds of pride or willfulness that have hindered your spiritual growth and maturity.
Step 6 Bondage vs. Freedom – Acknowledging areas where the flesh has ruled, specifically sexual sins and addictions.
Step 7 Curses vs. Blessings – Recognizing generational patterns/curses and declaring blessing over your household and family..
Please note that it is essential in dealing with these 7 issues in your life that you are willing to be open and honest before God and the persons present with you during your appointment. In order to get right with God you have to get real with Him and others.
James 4:7-8 Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
James 5:16 - Confess your trespasses to one another that you may be healed.
Often times in this process the Holy Spirit will reveal memories that may feel hurtful to you and deeply touch your emotional core. Only God searches the deep things of man and these are the things He brings to your mind so that you can find healing and freedom.
The way we take people through The Steps is one-on-one. A trained "encourager" who is not a professional counselor or therapist will guide you through the prayers and places of confession and repentance in The Steps. Someone will also sit in on the session for the sole purpose of praying silently for you as you go through the process. This appointment typically takes from 4 to 6 hours depending upon the complexity of issues and needs to be completed in a single session.
Other than a signed release form, no other paperworks or records of the appointment will be retained electronically or on paper. Everything that takes place in the appointment is held in strict confidence unless, as required by law, we have reason to believe you or someone else is in physical danger or is a minor or senior citizen is being abused.
Our Freedom in Christ practioners volunteer thier time to be able to provide this important ministry to others. Typically there are no fees associated with a Steps appointment. However there may be a nominal cost for literature you may need to purchase or that provided to you at the appointment.
You may be required to read some books or literature prior to scheduling your appointment.
You will be required to complete a Confidential Personal Inventory prior to your appointment. You will be provided with access to this form at a later dated when the appointment is scheduled.
Please note that the day, time, and location of the appointment is subject to our volunteer's availablity and may require for you to take time off from your normal responsibilities or travel at your own expense.