What is RU
RU is a Biblically based, Christ-centered recovery program designed to rescue, recover, and restore those in addictive behaviors with the power of the victorious hidden life found only in Jesus Christ.
Gal. 2:20, 2 Tim. 2:24-26, Gal. 6:1, 1 Cor. 15:57, 2 Cor. 4:7
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RU Meets every Friday Night 6-9 pm @ First Baptist Church Valley City.
History of RU
RU began as a Bible Study at North Love Baptist Church in April, 1996, with just one student. That person left after one week, and the next four weeks were spent teaching the spouses of the teachers. After those weeks, four new people began to attend. These four attended for the next two years. Their addictions became the foundation that the ministry would build on: food addiction, crack cocaine, alcohol, and pornography. Four different people, four crippling addictions, yet only one need: Jesus Christ! Over the course of this little Bible Study began to grow as the Truth began to make people free.
In 2000, this Friday night program, complete with curriculum, began to be implemented into other communities across the country. Today, over 1,000 chapters of RU have been planted across the globe!
Along with our local recovery ministry, RU also runs two residential treatment programs, (one for men and one for women) to restore broken lives. God has blessed us with the acquisition of two former nursing homes where the heart of our ministry resides. These two locations, once broken down and vacated, are now beautifully restored like the lives of those who live there and victoriously graduate the program.
What RU means:
To the Addict – RU is the way I found hope and freedom from habits that have held me in bondage far too long.
To the Family/Friend of an Addict – RU is a place where I found hope for my loved one and help for my deepest hurts.
To the Child – RU is the place I found security and happiness, and I got my parents back.
To the Struggling Teenager – RU is a program that reached me with the good news and taught me about dealing with relevant issues teens face.
To the Pastor – RU is the tool that brought hope to my community and revival to my church.
To the Church Member – RU is the pathway God used to expose my personal struggles
To the Inmate – RU is the only place I found freedom, even though I was incarcerated.
To the Chaplain – RU is the catalyst for lasting change among inmates.
To the Correctional Officer – RU helped me understand my position and influence as a minister of God for good.
To the Judge – RU is the program we partnered with to reduce recidivism in our community. Now we see them as productive citizens active in our community.
To God – RU is one of His greatest tools to accomplish His great commission.