Recovery ministries

The journey toward faithfulness is filled with brokenness ushered into our lives by the reign of sin and death. As we surrender to the Lordship of Jesus, we begin experiencing the shalom (wholeness) of God as His children and citizens of His kingdom. Our hearts, minds, souls, bodies and relationships to be formed by God’s Spirit working within, among and between us. We are always maturing and growing as God’s Spirit works to recover what has been broken by the reign of sin and death as we submit to the transformative power of our Father’s love through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Please scroll down to learn about our 3e Restoration ministry and Celebrate Recovery.

3e restoration ministry

This is our highly relational ministry that seeks to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty through gracious hospitality one friend or family at a time. The 3e Restoration Process© encourages equips and empowers "friends/families in-need" to move from homelessness/extreme poverty to holistic sufficiency within the context of community and God's sufficiency, and addresses the whole person. Therefore it is not considered a “program,” but is a process rooted in a unique friendship. The relational framework of the 3e Restoration Ministry invites any one in WCC to serve as All-In Friends, people willing to walk in a variety of ways side-by-side our friends/families in Need. It also includes Servant Leader Coordinators (SLC’s), people willing to walk with the friend as the “primary” relationship. The SLC meets weekly with our friends in need and utilizes a flexible curriculum called the "3e Restoration Floor Plan©" that teaches life-reorientation tools called, "Growth Symbols©.” These tools serve to equip and empower our friends with the necessary skills to reorient their life from survivability to sustainability and transition from poverty or homelessness, to holistic-sufficiency. SLC’s have received over 16 hours of formal training with our partner 3e Restoration Incorporated, an incredible 501(c)3 non-profit company that works to equip, encourage and empower our congregation in this mission. 


You can see what this looks like by watching our story with Frank here.


Through this highly relational experience we want to demonstrate the love of Jesus through tangible acts of mercy and compassion by simply being friends who listen to their stories, and offer help as needed--no matter the need--while modeling the love of God in King Jesus. We also serve to equip them in practical ways to live with greater self-sustainability by addressing life-skills such as computer literacy, basic money management, housekeeping, cooking, resume building, etc. This only happens if everyone in WCC makes their lives available to others, including their giftedness, skills and life experiences, to our friends who find themselves in a difficult and often desperate time of need. 


In the 3e Restoration Process, we formally partner closely with many professional/business men/women and various organizations and agencies within Williamsburg, James City/York counties to offer an array of "Wrap-Around Services." We call these partners "Coaches" as they serve to equip and empower our Friends/families in Need in a number of ways, such as financial planning skills, interviewing skills, occupational therapy exercises, dental care, nutrition awareness, mental health care, etc. We also partner with other local churches and social services agencies such as the Community of Faith Mission (C.O.F.M.), Williamsburg Community Chapel's Agape Ministry, Greater Williamsburg Outreach Mission (G.W.O.M.), and both local and county Social Services and Human Services departments. 


For more information, contact our 3e Restoration ministry leaders Rich & Jody Bennett, admin@williamsburgchristianchurch.org.

Celebrate recovery meets Tuesday at 7pm

Celebrate Recovery© is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, habit and hang-ups by utilizing the twelve steps of recovery with a Christ-centered approach. 


If you feel stuck in a past of emotional abuse; if you can't get over the bitterness or brokenness inflicted on you by others; if you are in a fog of discouragement; if you are wrestling in the chains of addiction; whatever your hurt, habit or hang-up, Celebrate Recovery© could be for you. 


Meetings happen every Tuesday evening at 7pm in the WCC church building. 


Download one of our pamphlets HERE


For more information, contact Recovery ministries leader Mickey Harden: recovery@Williamsburgchristianchurch.org