PROJECT EXODUS - Setting the Captives Free
Addiction is a social crisis. Of the millions of individuals affected across the globe, only 1 in 6 ever receives adequate treatment – mostly because of the high cost of private rehabilitation services and a lack of effective, affordable alternatives.
Project Exodus is an innovative, Christ-based initiative, seeking to radically transform this status quo, by making expert resources and evidence-based care accessible for all people, across all communities. The heart is that no one is left behind, without access to impactful interventions.
To achieve its vision, Project Exodus harnesses the power and coverage of the local Church; empowering a network of church partners to establish their own localised recovery ministries and programmes. Churches are equipped through education, training, mentorship and resource provision across the crucial areas of prevention; intervention; group facilitation; treatment programmes and specialised addiction counselling.
Developed in accordance with international best practice, all Project Exodus material is validated by decades of research and practical application and is in keeping with the Word of God.
One of Project Exodus’s key strategies is the establishment of Addiction and Supporters’ Recovery Groups, in multiple communities. Pointing to God as the ultimate restorer of life, these therapeutic support groups empower individuals with the knowledge, attitudes and skills required for sustainable recovery. The aim is to lead as many people as possible out of the darkness of addiction and into the light through the expansion of a widespread ‘culture of recovery’.
Currently, Project Exodus Recovery Groups are operational:
- In KwaZulu-Natal - at Anthem Church, Durban North; Grace Family Church, Umhlanga; Grace Family Church, Riverside; Grace Family Church with ADCA, Ballito; Olive Tree Church, Morningside; Cornerstone Community Church, Phoenix; Jump Youth Mission, Verulam and The Rock Church, Umhlanga.
- In Gauteng – at Urban Life Church, Centurion and New Creation Church, Randburg.
- In Mpumalanga – at Church Unlimited, Nelspruit.
- In the Northern Cape – at Christian Revival Church, Kimberley.
- And in the Western Cape – at Life Changers Church, Table View.
A significant number of churches, presently undergoing Group Facilitation Training, will be added to this network in the near future, as God moves, breaking new ground.
Together we can do more.
“I am profoundly impressed by this programme. I can completely understand why so many people come to a place of freedom through it.”
“Through Project Exodus, I see lives changed, transformed and delivered. I see revival hit our nation. Exodus breaks boundaries and limitations. I see a bright future.”
“I firmly believe that the church has to be involved in the toughest challenges that our cities can throw at us. Project Exodus is an incredible program and partnership that enables local churches to have a big impact in the recovery of those suffering with addiction. It has to be one of the most exciting things that our church has run at, and we cannot wait to hear more and more God stories of wholeness and healing through our partnership with Project Exodus.”
“A phenomenal look into behavioural issues surrounding addiction and the treatment thereof using personal knowledge as well as the knowledge of what God wants in a person’s life.”
“I felt that the work done on this project is amazing! The team’s professionalism and dedication is a gift from God.”