Jesus said:
"Come to Me , all you who labor and are heavy laden, 
and I will give you rest.   
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, 
for I am gentle and lowly in heart, 
and you will find rest for your souls.   
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." 
Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV
This page was last updated: September 3, 2020
"How the Meetings Work"
Fellowship/Support Meetings
1 Corinthians 12:31 NIV
This page was last updated: September 3, 2020
“The Most Excellent Way” ministry operates as weekly, one-and-one-half hour, structured Fellowship/ Support Meetings for the chemically
dependentfamily members and friends, and their children

  • Jesus is our Focus. 
  • The Holy Spirit is our Guide.
  • The Word of God is our Authority. 
  • New life and conforming to the image of Christ is our goal.
  • Eternal life with Christ is our Hope!

Being clean and sober is just the beginning!

Guidelines for the meeting format are provided in the Ministry Leader’s Manual.   In general, the meeting opens with prayer, brief introductions, followed by reading of the Opening Statement, Attitudes of Victorious Living, Titus 3:3-8.  “The Most Excellent Way” tokens are “awarded” to those  who have been clean and sober for various periods of time, giving the recipient the opportunity to share about the grace of Christ they have experienced. 

The meeting leader then presents a 20-30 minute Bible study (study aids are included in the Ministry Leader's Manual). After the study, everyone is encouraged to share for three to five minutes (time is determined by size  of group) about what the study meant to them, what they are experiencing in their lives, their struggles and successes, their prayer needs and praise reports, etc. The meeting closes with group Prayer, followed by prayer for individuals as requested and/or as prompted by the Holy Spirit.

The Most Excellent Way is Love!  Everyone in the meetings experiences the love of God and the power of the Holy Spirit as Jesus is lifted up! 

“Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you 
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”  
Philippians 1:6 NIV

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