"Two-way BRIDGE between traditional 12-Step support groups and

people within churches of all denominations."

 

Overcomers Outreach is a unique Christian fellowship that grew from one home bible study in 1977 to an international network of support groups.

The vision that God put in the hearts of Bob and Pauline, OO Founders, has now grown into an effective Christ-Centred fellowship that supports addicts in churches across all denominations.

The groups now span across America, Canada, the UK, Sweden, Germany & Australia.

Penny W was a lonely naïve alcoholic Christian struggling to maintain recovery in her church in Sydney. In 2005 she embarked on a world trip to find some of the like minded sufferers she’d met on the web. She was introduced to the Overcomers groups in the UK and instantly found a place she felt comfortable, where a sense of belonging and truth provided safety and competency in a Christ-centred fellowship. She continued to study the roots of AA, the 12 step fellowship that had been so effective in getting her sober and at its heart was the message of the Gospel. Returning to Australia a group was set up to pray for the next step.

At the beginning of 2006 a small group began meeting under the care of Phillip Jensen at St Andrews Cathedral. This group moved to meeting on the first Wednesday night each month starting after the regular Healing Ministry at the beginning of 2007. This has proved to be a blessed partnership. The service before the meeting is a great support to many who are seeking to know Jesus Christ as their Higher Power. The bible teaching and prayer service at this midweek service is a real highlight and support to the fellowship of the monthly OO meeting. Our prayer supporters continue to pray faithfully for the ministry of Overcomers Outreach.

The City group has grown to over 20 regular members from all over Sydney with numbers topping 40 in some months. Other groups have sprung up, most notably one at Claymore which now meets every Thursday morning. In 2010 we established groups at Engadine, Rooty Hill, Kingsford, & Tamworth. The Bexley group commenced in 2011 & in 2013 our first interstate group started in Brisbane. All our meeting times & details can be found on our meetings page.

Over the coming year we hope to establish more groups throughout Sydney & Australia.

From the experience of the early members it has been shown that church as the body of Christ works and that the 12 steps work to support recovery – Overcomers Outreach seeks to combine these two crossroads to encourage people on their journey with Jesus as Lord and Saviour and ultimate Higher Power.

Those who struggle with addiction or suffer from friends and family who struggle with addiction are welcome to join us at anytime in the City on the first Wednesday each month.

If you would like to know more about how you can support the ministry of Overcomers Outreach go to our FAQ's page.

For further details contact Penny W on 0417 663 539 or John K on 0414 381 195 or Chris at the Healing Service on 02 9265 1660.

Click here for the Overcomers Outreach brochure and 12 Steps

Date for your diary in March

March 30th Sunday 6pm - Community Church at St Johns Darlinghurst, 120 Darlinghurst Rd. Janis Feely MBE from The Living Room UK will be sharing her testimony. All welcome.

 

 

 

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