Equipping and encouraging leaders to engage with their communities through the process of Strategic Discipleship.
Strategic Discipleship is a recovery support program designed to address and confront substance abuse and addiction. Far too often recovery programs and support groups place too much importance on recovery instead of a relationship with the Savior.
Our responsibility is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in whatever ministry field we happen to find ourselves called to. And, as Matthew 28 points out, we are also called to make disciples. What a beautifully advantageous intersect of purpose and possibility God has provided us with – an opportunity to fulfill that calling in our specific ministry of substance abuse.
This opportunity began by observing the deficiency of available resources for individuals and organizations motivated to address the issue of addiction and substance abuse wreaking spiritual havoc on communities nationwide. As a result, in early 2021, Cabin in the Woods Publishers began to align their company efforts to focus more on equipping communities to combat substance abuse in a biblically meaningful way.
How does it work?
Our method for equipping ministries, non-profit organizations, churches and small group leaders with guidance and materials for starting and maintaining Christian faith-based recovery support is outlined through a model we call Strategic Discipleship. Made up of four components, our system is designed for each stage to successively build upon the previous ones, with the intent of shifting the identity of the recovering individual from active addiction to Godly purpose.
This first major component of Strategic Discipleship, Overcome. This group curriculum meets those in recovery right where they are. (Available in the Leader's Edition and Personal Edition)
Once those in recovery have a little time under their belt, they then move toward adopting and applying their new identity as a Christ-follower and servant leader.
Component number three specifically addresses the heart aspect of our lives, by methodically and intrinsically investigating our main engine, the heart.
Finally, the last part of the puzzle is learning how to find our true calling and regain purpose and enthusiasm for living out this new life, as God designed us to be.
In seeking to address the issue of substance abuse and answering how to overcome addiction, we offer free consultation services to help get your program up and running.
Joshua Staton is best known for his topical teaching series Overcome and servant leadership series The Resistance. He primarily writes in what is known as Creative Christian Nonfiction.
Regarded and referred to as a “strange mix of A.W. Tozer and Robert Greene”, readers have embraced his unique and thought-provoking perspectives, allegorical observations, insightful inspiration, and awkward touch of insanity. As one reader remarked, “Who else do you know that can break down the complexities of the spiritual heart using a TV remote?”
If you ever have any questions, you can always reach him by email.