Welcome to the official site of the Reformers Unanimous Chapter in Rockford, IL .
We are a faith-based addiction recovery program based here in Rockford, meeting at North Love Baptist Church every Friday night at 7 PM. We provide nurseries up to age 3, as well as kids programs for kids 3-12. Teenagers will enjoy our teens-n-transition, with activities and games, as well as lessons on practical issues facing them in today’s society.
We are simply a group of people, who have gone through the same struggles as you. We want to share how we overcame them, and how you can find that same recovery. Come hear our testimonies of our reformed lives, and see how you can experience the same change in you!
To see how RU can help you or a loved one, watch the testimonies of RU students. If you or a loved one needs help with an addiction, see what RU has to offer for addicts. More information is available at the Reformers Unanimous website, www.reformu.com. Please call our local chapter anytime with questions or comments at (815) 543-5349 or email Jay at [email protected].
The Steve Curington Story- In His Own Words
Most people would say I had the perfect upbringing. My Christian family attended church nearly every Sunday and put me through Christian school. However, within two years after graduation, I was hopelessly addicted to cocaine and alcohol. How in the world could something like this happen to someone like me?
Addiction had stripped me of all my self-esteem, a prosperous career, and crippled me with debt. At the age of 28, I nearly died in a drunk driving accident. With a punctured lung quickly drowning me in my own blood, I cried out to God, “I don’t want to die!” My memory went blank after that point.
A lifesaving call by an unknown woman to 911 rescued me from death. Later, I would discover the reasons for God’s divine intervention that night.
As I lay in a hospital bed for over a week, no one I ever drank or used drugs with came to visit me. None of my so-called friends came to see me. The only one who came and visited me was a former Sunday School teacher from my old church. He gave me a Bible and asked me to read it. He told me to start in the book of John. In this book, God shows us how much He loves us. When I got to John 8:32, I read, “And you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.” At that moment, I remembered a verse that I had memorized as a youth – John 14:6– where Jesus said “…I am the Truth.” I realized for the first time that if Jesus is the Truth, then John 8:32 actually meant that if you know Jesus, then Jesus will make you free!
My first step was to get back in church. After I left the hospital, I visited the church where I worshipped as a child. That is where God began to change my life. I got assurance of my salvation. I was no longer “lost.” I had been “found.” Over the course of about six months of learning, God began removing my addictions. I then began teaching a Bible study that ballooned to over two hundred people per week. I wrote a complete addiction recovery curriculum teaching the things I learned in those months. Other churches started their own “chapters” of our Bible study format called Reformers Unanimous. Now, we have hundreds of chapters in churches across America. Each Reformers Unanimous teaches the steps that lead to blessings from God. For me, those blessings consist of a beautiful wife, our precious children, a debt-free lifestyle, a career that led me to an executive position in the petroleum industry, and now, founder and president of the fastest growing, faith-based addictions program in America. God has done all of this. The best I could do for myself was a life crippled by addiction, debt, and misery.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. The lady who saved my life by calling 911– she ended up being the mother of the young lady I met and eventually married after I went back to church. Wow! God is greater than all my sin!
Would you like to experience this same freedom in your life? Would you like to know for sure that when you die you will be “found” in heaven?