Galatians 6:1,2 points to our mission field: "Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."
We serve as a bridge back from the "far country" for our prodigal sons: "Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins." James 5:19,20
This website is designed to explain what Project Rescue is about: Families throughout America and our brotherhood are aware of the destructiveness of addiction! The addict resides in the eye of the hurricane oblivious to the wreckage he creates all around him. He hurts the ones who love him the most. Addiction is a brain (mind) sickness. The addict is not evil, he is sick. The good news is that Jesus came to heal and save the addicted! Jesus said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” The bad news is that addictions break the heart, blind the mind and captivate the soul. These Words of Jesus are the good news: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me . . . He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed.” Luke 4:18
We apply the Word of God to activate the healing powers of Jesus upon a man's mind. In short, the Project Rescue program consists of praying, reading the Bible, studying the Bible, and doing the Bible. Romans 8:1,2 is God's spiritual law of aerodynamics: “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death." "The law of sin and death" represents the drag and gravity and "the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus" represents the design and thrust. Sin and death holds a man down, corrupts his mind, and ruins every aspect of his life. The spirit of life in Christ Jesus sets him free and heals his mind! We witness the healing power of the Word of God every day, as a member prays, reads, studies and does the Bible!
The typical man who comes to us, quit the church at 18 and arrives at Project Rescue 5 to 10 years later. His addiction has also estranged him from his family and society. This is why the other side of Project Rescue is to help the recovering addict assimilate back into the church and society. We attend church services of the Beltline church of Christ on Sunday mornings and evenings. We attend the Wednesday evening Bible study at the Priceville church of Christ. We encourage our members to reconcile with their families, and most do! After a man is here 30 to 40 days, he begins to look for a job in the community. Our goal is for him to find a job he likes, where he can earn a good salary. We want him to become financially independent of his family, with his own bank account, saving for a car and apartment. Cecil Green teaches a financial class to help them learn how to handle their money.
Project Rescue is highly restrictive at first, as new members are not allowed to possess cash. Their travel and phone is also restricted. At 3-months he is allowed to have a debit card to buy his own wants and needs. At 6-months most restrictions are lifted. We are a 1-Year in-house program.
Project Rescue Staff
Management Team: Ray Solley, Joe Drake and Cecil Green
Chairman of the Board Charles Baggett and Martha Baggett
Program Manager Ronnie Crocker & Bookeeper Jeanie Crocker
Nurse Kim Johnson
Day Manager Beau Nelson
Night Manager Jason Cagle
Minister Clint Patterson
Bible Teacher Roger Jackson
For more information and for financial help with your program entry fee,
please call Ronnie Crocker at 256-616-1522.