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CR Ministry Holds First Global Conference


 Editor    May 19 : 22:33
 None    CR Ministry News

On the weekend of September 12-15, 2002 the Chemical Recovery ministry in New York hosted its first Global Conference in Stamford, Connecticut.

On the weekend of September 12-15, 2002 the Chemical Recovery ministry in New York hosted its first Global Conference in Stamford, Connecticut. It was an invitation-only event attended by over one hundred CR leaders from across the globe. The conference came about because it has long been our desire to spread the teachings and convictions of the CR ministry throughout the Kingdom and we firmly believe that this is also God's will. Churches that have adopted the CR ministry can attest as to how God uses it to both save the addict and keep him or her faithful.


The opening message on Thursday night was given by Steve Johnson, one of the lead evangelists in the New York City Church of Christ. Steve, and his wife Lisa, were the driving force behind the launch of the Chemical Recovery ministry in New York and have always been firm supporters. Steve and Lisa's discipleship group also attended the opening of the conference to clearly demonstrate how much they, too, are behind the ministry.

We were introduced to the CR Steering Committee, which consists of Ronnie and Ann-Marie Boyd, Sean and Barb Finch, Mick and Patti-Jo McCreanor, David Martin and Harry Mullan. The purpose of the committee is to help spread the ministry of CR and freely give what New York has received. The committee were responsible for setting up the conference and taught various classes throughout the weekend.

Steve spoke in his message of how the devil would use any means to try and slow the growth of the church, but there are many dynamic creative disciples that continue to spread the gospel through ministries like CR. He also noted that "God will not let something that works go unheard. The CR ministry is really a discipleship group," he said, noting that rarely if ever did Jesus disciple someone one-on-one.

Steve concluded the message by sharing his convictions that people needed to be among groups of friends that were not afraid to tell them what they needed to hear and that as a church, too many of us have drifted from our priority of saving the lost and need to get back to seeking the Kingdom first.

The next morning we were up early to start a brand new day.


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