“…He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit…”—Titus 3:5
Re:generation (re:gen) is a 12-step life-change ministry that centers on Christ and guides you to freedom from emotional and spiritual strongholds.
We all experience brokenness—the thoughts we have and the experiences we face can become emotional and spiritual strongholds in our lives. Over time, we get worn down and tired. Hurt and pain hold us captive, and we long to experience freedom from bondage.
At Re:generation, we believe anyone can experience new life and freedom by working through steps of healing given to us by God through the Bible.
We know that not everyone who comes to Re:generation believes in the Bible or the God of the Bible. Re:generation is a safe place to process questions and doubts honestly.
Because everyone experiences pain and hurt pain, has obsessive thoughts and personal struggles, anyone can benefit from Re:generation. All are welcome. When you work through the 12 steps within an authentic community, you find freedom from…
Lack of personal boundaries
Other personal struggles
You will likely hear Re:generation referred to “re:gen” for short when talking with others.
You will work through the 12 steps of Re:generation in small groups, which takes about a year.
First-time Guests (both men and women) will attend orientation on the first night. After that, they will move into a Groundwork Group. This is an open group, which means members can be added at any time.
Groundwork Group begins to establish the groundwork for change. This is an open group, which means members can be added at any time.
The Groundwork Group takes about 3 months. Once the Groundwork curriculum (which takes about 10 minutes a day) is completed, there is a demonstration of willingness to participate and a decision to move forward, you will be placed in a Step-Group.
Once a Step-Group is established with a set number of participants and leaders. No new members will be added to this group (it is a closed group).
Step-Group curriculum takes about 30 minutes a day. This is when you will spend time with God working on your recovery for life change. You will progress through the steps using the curriculum along with your Step-Group members.
Leaders and participants gather for teaching and testimonies for the first 45 minutes of Re:generation. After that, the Newcomers Group, Groundwork Group, and Step-Groups meet separately for the next hour and 15 minutes. All together, the gathering lasts about 2 hours.
Is childcare available?
As mentioned, all are welcome to Re:generation. Everyone has emotional and spiritual strongholds that God wants to help them overcome. He loves you. He has good plans for you and wants to see you grow.
Here is a list of some of the struggles Re:generation helps you overcome…
Emotional abuse focuses on control. It is a way to manipulate others by using shame, blame, criticism, aggressive behavior, passive aggressiveness, and gaslighting (gaslighting is an act of manipulation and focuses on leading and pressuring people to question their thoughts, memories, motives, and sanity). Emotional abuse is most common in family structures such as marriage and parent-child relationships (including blended families) but can be common among friends and co-workers as well. Emotional abuse can also occur when emotional needs are neglected by a caregiver, i.e., a parent, spouse, or adult child.
Physical abuse is the non-accidental use of force that results in bodily injury, pain, or impairment. This includes but is not limited to being hit, punched, kicked, slapped, burned, cut, hair pulled, bruised, or improperly physically restrained. Physical abuse can include using objects to inflict harm. Physical abuse is not limited to children and can happen to adults of any age. Neglect is also considered an aspect of physical abuse. It can happen when a person neglects their spouse's or child's physical well-being. Neglect can also happen when one adult cares for another, such as an adult child caring for a parent.
Sexual abuse is any sexual activity (verbal, visual, emotional, physical) engaged in without consent* (agreement), which uses one person to meet another person’s sexual or emotional desires. This activity may be accomplished through force, intimidation, coercion, deception, or influence of authority.
*Note: A person does not “consent” if he or she cannot accept or refuse sexual advances. A victim’s age, circumstances, understanding, and dependency/relationship to the offender may limit the ability to consent. A child cannot consent to sexual activity.
Depression is defined as a persistent sad mood or loss of pleasure in normal activities. Depression is also described as an emotional heaviness that weighs the heart down. Normal ups and downs are a common part of life. Feelings of sadness can be a normal reaction to difficult situations or struggles. For some, however, feelings of sadness and hopelessness can become crippling or prolonged, making normal day-to-day functioning a struggle.
Pride is a high opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority. Pride is also a dignified sense of what is due to oneself, or one's position, or character. Pride has infected all humans in varying degrees. Pride entices a person to exalt himself or to bring others low for the sake of comparative advantage or superiority. It is competitive and wickedly deceptive. Prideful people have difficulty recognizing their own pride, while being keenly aware of pride in others. The opposite of pride is humility.
Self-protection, pride, addiction to sex and pornography
Self-protection, control of core beliefs, anxiety, cynicism
Poem “Deliver Me”
Grief, shame, pride, self-protection, people-pleasing, control issues
Fear of submission, self-idolatry, self-protection, sex, drug and alcohol abuse
Substance abuse and major depressive disorder
Identity, self-protection, materialism, drug and alcohol abuse
Mondays, 6:30–8:30 pm
Lee's Summit Campus, CORE Building (400 SW Persels Rd, Lee's Summit, MO 64081)
Childcare is provided. Register below.
*There is no registration required to attend Re:generation.