Who We Are
U-Turn for Christ is a residential drug and alcohol program dealing with men who are seeking restoration from drug and alcohol addictions through our Lord Jesus Christ. We are based entirely on the Word of God, the Bible, and get all counsel from it. It has been our experience that with a solid grounding in the Bible and good Christian living skills, numerous men have become productive, vital members of their communities. Our primary focus is to establish, or strengthen, a relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only way to true freedom from the bondage of the sin of addiction.
Phase 1 and Phase 2
In Phase 1 of our program, participants spend a minimum of two months at our U-Turn for Christ ranch. Participants stay in military-style quarters, which is one large room filled with bunks. This type of housing promotes healthy fellowship. “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend” (Proverbs 27:17). Throughout the day, participants are involved in morning devotions, daily chores, volunteer community service, evening Bible study, and nightly personal devotion time.
Phase 2 of the program is six months long, and comes with two possible paths to travel. Some return to work, but continue to live at the ranch, pay a monthly donation, and attend church with Phase 1 men in the evening. Others are chosen to commit to six months of service to the Lord, and are provided for by the ministry. This last choice comes with considerable sacrifice. Servants of Christ can be called on at all times to serve in many different ways. The six-month period does not have to be the end. Many who return to work stay a year or longer at the ranch, choosing a higher level of accountability and fellowship for their lives. In addition, many who have stayed on to serve in ministry are now serving at other U-Turn for Christ facilities in the United States, and around the world.
What we believe:
-WE BELIEVE that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune GOD created all, upholds all, and governs all.
-WE BELIEVE that the SCRIPTURES of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of GOD, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.
-WE BELIEVE in GOD THE FATHER, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
-WE BELIEVE in JESUS CHRIST, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth.
-WE BELIEVE in the HOLY SPIRIT, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower for ministry all who believe in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the biblical gifts of the Spirit.
-WE BELIEVE that all PEOPLE are sinners by nature and choice, and therefore, are under condemnation; that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and power for service, often subsequent to the regeneration.
-WE BELIEVE in the Universal CHURCH, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.
-WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ORDINANCES to the Church: (1) baptism, and (2) the Lord’s Supper. We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers.
-WE BELIEVE also in the LAYING ON OF HANDS for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of pastors, elders and deacons, and for receiving gifts of the Holy Spirit.
-WE BELIEVE in the personal, visible RETURN OF CHRIST to earth and the establishing of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.