Local Director – Tim Silva
A saying that you will hear a lot at Emmanuel is this “we are all broken people, from the
pulpit to the pew, none of us has come into this world unscathed”. The reason we emphasize this is
that far too many people forget where they came from, or candy-coat where they are. The Bible teaches us that every single human being is born with certain bends in their nature toward things that are harmful to ourselves and to others. When we act on these bends in our nature, we sin. ALL OF US. So sin defined is anything that harms us or others. When we read in the Bible the “Thou Shalt Nots, and the Thou Shalts” we are really seeing God’s compassion toward His creation. He knows that following the brokenness in our human nature will harm us and others and so has given us guidelines to bring us back. The truth is, anything can be harmful if it isn’t used well. Food, drugs, sex are no exception.
They way we choose to combat this is with a faith based, Christ-centered addictions program that directs the addicted back to God’s support group – the local church. We are aware that there are times when a person may become so chemically or emotionally dependant, that this person may need to be referred out to a more intensive or an alternative program. We believe that just as with good doctors, God uses good counsellors as well.
We meet each Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church where stories of victory are shared, groups and individuals are personally counseled from God’s Word, and lessons are taught on overcoming temptation.
Nurseries and programs for children through sixth grade allow us to minister to the entire family.
In our Addictions Recovery Program you will find a complete curriculum of workbooks, study guides, CD’s/tapes and much more, available to help you develop a personal walk with God.
See our Pastor’s comments on addictions recovery and our need to cooperate with all types of forms of recovery below.