The Anchor House Ministry is a God honoring, Christ exalting organization that targets drug and alcohol addicts. When men are ready to give up on the idea of ever being able to overcome their addictions on their own, we open our doors. The Anchor House Ministry’s house is where men can learn to live their lives as culpable, dependable, and accountable husbands and fathers all the while making them responsible citizens.
Here are a few restrictions that will disqualify men from entering our Ministry:
1) You cannot have a record of prior violent crime or crimes.
2) You cannot be a registered sex offender.
3) You must be willing and able to pursue gainful employment.
4) We are not wheelchair or handicap accessible.
5) And those who are diagnosed as mentally ill or on psychotherapy drugs will not be permitted.
Our example that we follow is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ who was a friend of tax gatherers and all kinds of sinners. Matthew 9: 11 when the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?” 12 But when Jesus heard this, He said “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.” Many men come to us because we are a Christian home. These men say they have been saved for many years but one thing is still missing in their lives, a changed lifestyle. 2Cor 5: 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things have passed away; behold new things have come. It is not hard to understand that we live in a very sinful world full of deception, like the deception of drugs and alcohol in our lives that was never able to fulfill any of its promises for our good.
It should be obvious by now that most men who come to The Anchor House Ministry are still living their old lifestyles hoping that they can somehow make behavioral changes to overcome their addictions. The evidence of your past lifestyle should indicate that you had a behavioral problem even before you started using drugs and alcohol; and of course that behavioral problem is a Sin Nature, meaning the easiest and most prevalent thing you want to do is Sin.
Our behavior whether it is addiction to drugs and alcohol, anger, false hoods, stealing, etc. stems from a deeper core issue, the curse of Sin which we are all born with. After all, whose water have we been drinking and whose air, have we been breathing all our lives and even now. Can you see the small portion of work that needs to be accomplished to establish a footing for you new life?
The Anchor House Ministry is willing to take you and your sin nature provided you are willing through the written word of God, which is the Holy Bible, and the power of the Holy Spirit, to understand who Jesus Christ really is. The following scripture is a simple understanding of what we mean. Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “But the righteous man shall live by faith.”
It is vital to the health and longevity of a ministry like this to be grounded upon a firm foundation in the midst of an ever changing world and culture. With this in mind here is the bedrock upon which this ministry is built: Our Confession of Faith.