Beliefs

The twelve beliefs for RGV Road to Recovery, based on the steps and incorporating biblical teachings and the group’s ethos, provides a strong framework for the organization’s operations and community interactions. These beliefs serve as guiding principles to ensure the group’s unity, effectiveness, and adherence to its spiritual foundation:

RGV Road to Recovery

Our Beliefs

  • 1. Unity in God’s Family

    Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon RGV Road to Recovery unity. We are all part of God’s family, united under His sovereignty as declared in Psalm 18:29.

    Psalm 18:29 (NIV): “With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.”

  • 2. Leadership through Service

    For our group purpose, there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.

    Matthew 20:26 (NIV): “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.”

  • 3. Membership through Faith

    The only requirement for RGV Road to Recovery membership is a desire to stop addictive behavior and embrace faith in Jesus Christ as the path to healing, in line with Matthew 19:26.

    Matthew 19:26 (NIV): “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'”

  • 4. Autonomy in Christ

    Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or RGV Road to Recovery as a whole, always keeping Christ at the center of our actions and decisions.

    Romans 12:4-5 (NIV): “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”

  • 5. Primary Purpose

    Our primary purpose is to lead others to acknowledge their addictions, embrace hope and healing through faith in Jesus Christ, and carry out His command to love and serve, reflecting the spirit of Psalm 71:14.

    Psalm 71:14 (NIV): “As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.”

  • 6. Non-Endorsement of External Affairs

    RGV Road to Recovery ought never endorse, finance, or lend the RGV Road to Recovery name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary spiritual aim.

    1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV): “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

  • 7. Self-Supporting

    Every RGV Road to Recovery group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions to ensure our mission remains pure and focused on spiritual principles.

    2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV): “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

  • 8. Fellowship of Equals

    RGV Road to Recovery should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers. We are all equals in the eyes of God, sharing our weaknesses and strengths with humility and grace.

    Galatians 3:28 (NIV): “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

  • 9. Personal Anonymity

    Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, reminding us to place principles before personalities, in line with James 5:16, fostering a culture of confession, forgiveness, and healing without judgment.

    James 5:16 (NIV): “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

  • 10. Spiritual Messaging

    RGV Road to Recovery has no opinion on outside issues; hence the RGV Road to Recovery name ought never be drawn into public controversy, keeping the focus on spiritual messages of hope and recovery.

    Philippians 4:8 (NIV): “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

  • 11. Public Relations

    Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films to ensure the message remains pure and inviting.

    1 Peter 2:12 (NIV): “Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”

  • 12. Spiritual Autonomy

    Although there is a central authority in God, each group should be independent in its operations, always mindful of the wider community and the guiding principles set forth in the Bible, as each group seeks to deepen their collective and individual relationships with God through prayer, service, and witness.

    Romans 14:12 (NIV): “So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.”

These twelve beliefs aim to cultivate a strong, supportive, and spiritually vibrant community within RGV Road to Recovery, where members feel empowered to journey towards recovery, bolstered by faith, fellowship, and the teachings of the Bible.