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Why Use Living Free? - LivingFree.org
Why Your Ministry Should Use Living Free Small Groups
The Great Need
Our society is full of people who choose to live self-destructive lifestyles and endure everyday the painful consequences of their choices. Even in church, people disguise painful struggles with Sunday smiles. The pain may come because of a loved-one's life-controlling problem, difficult life circumstances, or even a personal struggle with sin that nobody else knows. Everyone faces these situations at some time in life. Living Free small groups allow you to offer help in ways that are effective, inexpensive, and biblically-based.
A Unique Approach
Even though Living Free is an effective tool to help those with life-controlling problems, it is designed to interest and benefit everyone. This allows people who need help to join without admitting a problem and risking being labeled as a person with a problem.
More than 12-Steps Recovery
Living Free has a 12-Step group, but in addition, offers more than 20 other small group curriculums. Biblically-based 12-Step groups are a powerful discipleship tool, but we believe many problems deserve specialized groups.
Living Free can be a complete small group system, or its components can be used to supplement your existing small group or recovery-type ministries.
People need support to overcome life-controlling issues, but compassionate conversation and understanding are not enough to facilitate real change. Living Free groups focus on biblical truth that confronts our delusion, the Spirit of God to search the secret places in our lives and God's people who will hold us accountable, pray with us, and show Christian love.
Groups have member guides and facilitator guides that are written so that almost any caring person with a small amount of training can lead. Because the group is not dependent upon an expert, whether in person or via video, participants discover answers in a personal way they don't forget.
Churches who use Living Free materials know that they can call us and speak to people who have worked to develop these materials and have experience using them in churches.
Not Profit Driven
Living Free is non-profit, and as such has freedom to develop and distribute materials in creative ways. Our focus is on equipping and helping Christians to minister effectively to their neighbors and not just on selling curriculum. Those who use our materials are friends and partners in ministry and not customers.