Our Addictions Recovery Ministry is a twelve-step recovery outreach. This ministry welcomes recovering people into a Christian community and serves our church family as a resource and support for those suffering from or affected by addictions.
Ten-13 works with men, women, and families to provide education, guidance and support through individual counseling, 12-step studies and sponsorship (discipleship) as well as referrals and accompaniment to recovery meetings in our community.
To get help, contact Pastor Ken Krikac (949-362-7475).
This ministry is inspired by 1 Corinthians 10:13 which says…
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”
A Little More About Ten 13...
Our mission is to see people set free from the bondage of addiction through a relationship with Jesus Christ, the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, and the Word of God. Through fellowship and prayer, we draw closer to the Lord, leaving our bondage to addiction behind.
The leadership of Ten13 have found freedom from addiction through the power of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, and have a God given burden to help others break free from their bondage (Galatians 6:1-2). Sponsorship, accountability partnerships, and counseling are available.
God bless you and we pray you will find the freedom you seek through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The 12 Steps
The Twelve Steps are a collection of spiritual disciplines that have proven to be helpful to people recovering from addictive behaviors. We view them as a tool to point the user to the spiritual principles found in the Word of God. Practically, they are used to help form a healthy relationship with God, oneself, and others. There is nothing magical about the twelve steps. They are not a cure for addictions. It is important also to remember that the steps do not contain everything we need to know about the Christian faith. They can be a spiritual starting point for someone just starting a life of faith in Jesus Christ, or can be a way for a long time believer to get back to the basics of the faith.
We admitted we were powerless over our addictions—that our lives had become unmanageable.
“I know nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.” (ROMANS 7:18)
Other references: Matt 9:36, Luke 18:9-14, Act 9:1-9, Mk 2:13-17, Mk 4:35-40, Rom 7:18-20, 1Cor 8:2, 2Cor 12:9-10, Ps 6:2-7, 31:9-10, 38:1-9, 72:12-13, Pr 28:26
Come to believe that God could restore us to sanity.
“For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” (PHILIPPIANS 2:13)
Other references: Matt 12:18-21, Mk 5:1-13, 9:14-29, Luke 8:43-48, 13:10-13, 15:11-24, John 6:63, 12:44-46, Ps 18:1-3, Heb 11:1-10
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God.
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—which is your spiritual worship.” (ROMANS 12:1)
Other references: Matt 6:31-34, 11:28-30, 16:24-27, 18:1-4, Deut 30:15-20, John 1:12-13, Gal 2:20, Eph 2:8-9, Pr 3:5-6, Act 17:23-28, Ps 61, 143:10-11, Ja 4:7-10
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
“Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.” (LAMENTATIONS 3:40)
Other references: Matt 23:23-28, Matt 7:1-5, 2Cor 13:5, 2Cor 7:8-11, Pr 14:8, Ps 139:23-24, Gal 6:3-5, Rom 13:11-14, 1Cor 11:27-32, Col 3:5-8, Eph 4:31
Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
“Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” (JAMES 5:16)
Other references: 1 Jn 1:8-9, Ps 32:1-5, 1 Tim 1:12-16, Heb 10:22, Pr 28:13, Act 19:11-20, Rom 14:12, Ps 32:3-5, Ps 66:18, Jer 14:20, 2Cor 10:3-5, Heb 4:12-16
Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” (JAMES 4:10)
Other references: Is 1:19, Rom 6:1-12, Ps 51:16-17, Eph 4:17-23, 1 Jn 4:18, 1 Jn 5:14-15, John 5:2-9, 1 Pet 1:13, Ps 37:4-5, Php 3:12-14, Rom 12:2, Jas 1:5-6
Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 JOHN 1:9)
Other references: Lk 18:9-14, Is 57:15, Pr 3:34, 1 Pet 5:6-7, Php 2:5-9, 1 Jn 5:11-15, Act 3:19, Heb 12:5-11, Ps 51:10-12, Ps 25:8-11, Matt 23:12, Jas 4:6-8
Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (LUKE 6:31)
Other references: Matt 6:14-15, Matt 7:1-5, Lk 6:27-38, Heb 10:24, Act 24:16, Jn 13:34-35, Matt 18:21-35, Eph 4:32, Rom 2:1, 15:1-3, Mk 11:25, James 3:13-17
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother, then come and offer your gift.(Mat 5:23-24)
Other references: Matt 5:9, Lk 6:27-38, Lk 19:1-10, Rom 12:17-18, Rom 14:13, 1 Jn 4:19-21, Php 2:3-4, Philem 8-18, Jas 2:17, Gen 33:1-11
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall.” (1 CORINTHIANS 10:12)
Other references: Mk 14:38, Gal 5:13-26, Rom 5:3-5, Rom 12:3, Eph 4:25-28, 1 Thess 5:17-22, Heb 2:1-3, 1 Pet 2:11, Ps 139:23-24, 85:8-9, 103:8-18, 34:12-14
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” (COLOSSIANS 3:16)
Other references: Matt 7:7, Php 4:6-9, Rom 12:2, 1 Pet 5:7, Jn 3:18-21, 4:13-14, Rom 8:26-28, Gal 2:20, Tit 3:1-7, Ps 1:1-3, 27:1-6, 84:5-12, 127:1-2, Is 40:28-31
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
“Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.” (GALATIANS 6:1)
Other references: Matt 5:16, 2Cor 5:17-21, Php 4:8-9, 1Cor 9:22-27, Mk 5:18-20, 1 Pet 4:7-11, 1Cor 15:10, 1 Tim 1:12-16, 2 Tim 4:2, Eph 5:1-2, Col 4:5-6, Eccles 4:9-11, Lk 8:16-18, Jn 15:5-15