The Refuge

The Refuge meets each Sunday at 6:00 pm at Journey Christian Church, located at 1201 Hoselton Road in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The Refuge is a resource for individuals who want to move forward from places of hurt and painful habits to a life of thriving as God intended.

Podcasts of recent teaching are linked below. Additional podcasts can be found at Prior Years’ Teaching, Individual Topics and Identity in Christ.

2019 Teaching

Dealing With Trauma

Hope for Depression

Dealing With Sexual Abuse

Interview: Walking Out Recovery

What’s Holding You Back?

The Fade

Speaking Life

Dealing With Cynicism

Prison Break

Dealing With Conflict

What Are You Thinking?

Forgiveness: Love at Work

Experiencing Victory over Temptation

The Elusive Virtue: Humility

A Grateful Life

Anger and Recovery

Freedom from the Past

Easter – New Life!

2019 Twelve Steps

12 Step programs have been a successful recovery tool for many people. Click on the step number below to listen to that session. Right click and choose ‘Save’ to download and listen later.

Relationship with God

Step One: We admitted we were powerless over our addictions, that our lives had become unmanageable.

Step Two: We came to believe that a Power greater than      ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Step Three: We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Relationship with Ourselves

Step Four: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Step Five: We admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Step Six: We became entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Step Seven: We humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.

Relationship with Other People

Step Eight: We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to made amends to them all.

Step Nine: We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Step Ten: We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, we promptly admitted it.

Step Eleven: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

Step Twelve: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.