Welcome to The Garage Church of Hot Springs, Arkansas!

We are a simple church doing the ordinary things Jesus commanded us to. We make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.  

On Sundays at 6:00 p.m. We meet together to worship, study the Bible, and share a time of fellowship at 203 Nickels Street. Everyone is welcome!

On Mondays at 6:00 p.m. we have Celebrate Recovery at 203 Nickels Street. More information is found below.

On Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. we teach Anger Management at 203 Nickels Street.

On Fridays at 10:00 a.m. we teach Anger Management at 203 Nickels Street.

 

 

Celebrate Recovery

6:00 p.m. Monday

501.282.3515

There is a Place for You

In a world full of temptations, hurts, and countless opportunities to just "tune out," we need a real faith to deal with very real struggles. Celebrate Recovery is a place where you can come as you are and belong, regardless of your struggles or your past.

At Celebrate Recovery, real life change occurs through the use of time-tested principles based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. These principles provide healing from hurts accumulated over a lifetime and freedom from destructive behaviors. If all your pursuits to find life and to cover up your pain have only led to more pain and emptiness, maybe it's time to consider a different path. Join us as we "recover" the real life Jesus Christ always promised.

When & Where We Meet

Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday night at The Garage Church at 203 Nickels Street.  (We are two blocks off Malvern Avenue behind Peter’s Paint and Flooring.) Our weekly classes include fellowship, teaching, personal stories of recovery, and small group interaction. The start time is 6:00 pm.  

12 Steps and their Biblical Comparisons

Step 1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable. 
I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. (Romans 7:18) 

Step 2.  We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 
For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. (Philippians 2:13)

Step 3.  We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God. 
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices,holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. (Romans 12:1)

Step 4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. 
Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. (Lamentations 3:40)

Step 5.  We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Therefore confess your sins toeach other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. (James 5:16)

 

Step 6.  We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. 
Humble yourselves before theLord, and He will lift you up. (James 4:10) 

Step 7.  We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. 
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) 

 

Step 8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. 
Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31) 

Step 9. We made direct amends to such
people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:23-24)

Step 10. We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. 
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! (1 Corinthians 10:12)

Step 11.  We sought through prayer and mediation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge
of His will for us and power to carry that out. 
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. (Colossians 3:16) 

 

Step 12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs. 
Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. (Galatians 6:1)

 

 

One of our primary tools for teaching believers to follow Jesus is the Life Transformation Group.

Facts about Life Transformation Groups (LTGs):

They are gender specific.  Three men or three women agree to read 25 to 30 chapters out of the Bible each week and then meet together to answer 11 accountability questions and pray for lost people.  A reading example would be to read 5 chapters 5 times during the week. 

The idea is that we believe God will raise up people out of the harvest.

Here are the advantages of LTGs:

1.  LTGs plant the seed, not a seed substitute.  Do any of us doubt the power of the Word of God to change lives?  Is there really any question in your mind about the lack of Bible knowledge among people today?  Also, we need to encourage people to read a translation they can understand!

2.  LTGs remove the middleman. None of us doubt the importance of the role of the pastor.  However, we don’t want believers becoming totally dependent on spiritual leaders to tell them what the Bible says.  Life transformation will be much more likely when they read the Bible for themselves.  Pastors are not high priests.  Someone said that the Bible was shallow enough for a babe to wade in without fear of drowning yet deep enough for theologians to dive into without ever touching the bottom.

3.  LTGs integrate evangelism with the spiritual formation process.  This process teaches new believers to share their faith from the very beginning of their walk with the Lord. 

4.  LTGs form life-long spiritual disciplines.    Believers form long-term habits of reading scripture, confessing sin, and praying for lost people.  They never stop growing.

5.  LTGs recognize the right place of the Holy Spirit in spiritual growth.

6.   LTGs empower believers to obey the Great Commission for the rest of their lives.

7.  LTGs mobilize lay people for ministry.

8.  LTGs provide tangible evidence of an emerging leaderIf a person can’t influence and multiply a group of two, why should we entrust him with 15, 50 or a 100?

9.   LTGs release spontaneous multiplication into the church at the grass-roots level.