Qualifications for Acceptance Into 3-6 Month, In-House Program
Commitment to Spiritual Growth (Regeneration)
A fresh start is only possible when we are willing to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God. The initial faith that brings us into a personal relation-ship with God must be cultivated by learning our new identity in Christ and how we may base our worth on that alone. This is spiritual growth that demands a willingness to remain focused on the Gospel rather than all other issues.
Freedom from dysfunctional lifestyle involves a commitment to maintaining a positive personal attitude. Those who enjoy the freedom from dysfunction have a positive attitude toward themselves and their circumstances. There are two main ways to determine the personal attitude necessary for recovery: Social interaction with peers and staff; relational ministry; content of speech: negative vs. positive. For the welfare of each resident their personal attitude will be monitored. It requires a fundamental change in the many attitudes that have been historically conditioned into us since birth. The need to challenge the attitudes and belief systems that led to our dysfunctional behavior is obvious and is therefore, to be expected rather than avoid-ed in this program.
The Regeneration program of Compassion Center is specifically designed to provide each resident with the Word of God for spiritual growth. The classes and Bible studies offered are based upon the Gospel message concerning all that god has made us to be in Christ. A failure to recognize and accept this Gospel leaves us hopelessly lost in a dysfunctional lifestyle due to a poor self-image. It is absolutely necessary for each resident to commit themselves to learning about their new identity in Christ. That gospel is the “power of God unto salvation for all who believe.” The following criteria must be met in order to demonstrate academic commitment to the program.
1. Consistent attendance and participation in all classes, Bible studies and teaching sessions.
2. Participation in discussion and process groups.
Commitment to Reconciliation
The Compassion Center is concerned with the resident’s relationships with others. This demands healthy relationships that can only develop when we learn to apply the Gospel to others as well as ourselves. This will play a big part in transitioning back into the community form the Compassion Center. All believers are called of God to relate to others in a very powerful way. Jesus called it loving each other in the same way He loves us.
Practical Requirement Commitment
In addition to learning how to relate to others in a healthy way, each resident must also have a plan for independent living in order to make the transition back into the community. Such a plan should address the following issues:
• Living arrangements; housing;transportation; phone; insurance; groceries etc.
• Reconciliation of past relationships and building new relationships.
• Social and recreational activities
• Recognition of personal ministry and calling.
Commitment to No Tolerance
Compassion Center is run under 100% no tolerance of any substance.
Violation will result in immediate dismissal form the program.
The first 30 days of the program is a time of acclimating to the schedule of the Compassion Center. There will be no working outside of the daily work schedule of Compassion Center. The second month of the program will be a time for residents to begin to look at the future vocationally. Vocational mentors will be available through the church body. The final month will be open to residents working out-side of the program if employment is available. This will be allowed under supervision of the in-house director and also the resident’s vocational mentor/mentors.
The fee of $2100 (3 months) is due before entering the program. This fee is non-refundable.