Most of us have heard how we can't control people and circumstances, that we can only control our reactions to them. The problem is that most of us have developed dysfunctional ways of dealing with life's painful moments and relationships and whatever "strategy" we are using isn't working, otherwise we'd be much happier. When all we know is the old way, making the necessary changes to live life a better way can feel overwhelming.
Shift is a safe community that focuses on working through these issues together by using the 12 steps to find a "better way to do life." Journey with others who are experiencing change, hope, freedom and a new way to live in a "me too" community.
(Shift small groups are issue-specfic/gender-specific)
- Codependency (when other people's lives drive you crazy)
- Struggling marriages and romantic relationships
- Drug and alcohol addiction
- Divorce for women
- Sexual issues for men
- Love and sexual issues for women
- Chronic pain and mental health issues (depression, bi-polar disorder, etc.)
- Food issues, eating disorders and body image for women
Robin Einhorn | Adult Ministry Administrative Assistant
Office | 303-664-5524
Email | robin_einhorn @flatironschurch.com
You are not alone in your situation! The Flatirons Prayer Team exists to call on God for those in need. Please share your requests with us so that we can stand alongside you in prayer. If you need some additional support, let us know so that we can help you get connected with others at flatirons that understand your struggle and can offer hope.
When Life Hurts...Prayer Helps!
If you need prayer, please call 303-664-5524 or send us your prayer requests.
Every Friday night at Flatirons.
Program: 7:00pm (Worship and Teaching)
Issue-Specific Small Groups: 8:00pm
Community Time: 9:00-9:30pm
Shift is designed for adults 18 years and older.
No registration required.
Ages Birth - 11 years
Drop off begins at 6:45pm; pick up by 9:00pm
$3 per child or $5 per family
- We admitted we were powerless over our dependencies, that our lives had become unmanageable.
- We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
- We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God.
- We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
- We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
- We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
- We humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
- We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
- We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
- We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
- We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out.
- Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Step Studies are the heart of Shift; it is where the hard work of an individual’s recovery is done. It is our hope that all Shift participants will go through a Step Study at least once, but attendance at Shift is not required to participate in a Tuesday night Step Study.
Step Study Groups are gender-specific but with mixed recovery issues. They provide an opportunity during the week to work through the 12 steps using a Christ-based 12 step workbook. The step study is offered in addition to Friday night Shift, which is extremely helpful in recovery success.
A Step Study Group facilitated in a two-hour format will take about 15 weeks to complete. Our current Step Study is closed to new participants. We are tentatively planning our next Study in the Fall 2013.
For more information or to be added to the interest list for our next study, please contact Robin Einhorn at 303-664-5524 x232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offering support and tangible care to those in the church and community facing challenging circumstances that require practical help during a time of need.
Sometimes life gets hard. We need some help. We need someone to care, to show up, to help relieve some of our stress in a practical way. The Care Team at Flatirons is a dedicated team of volunteers committed to helping those at Flatirons and the surrounding community who need help with:
- Hospital and Home Visits
- Auto Repairs
- Community Resource Referrals
We regret that we cannot offer moving assistance at this time.
Who we help: new moms, seniors, single parents, anyone going through a crisis, poor health, loss of a family member, loss of a job, a season-of-life struggle and families in need.
If you are in need, please call the Flatirons office at 303-664-5524 Monday - Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
For more information click here for our contact form.