We try to connect shelter residents not interested in our long-term program with other social service organizations that can meet their needs.
Our Pathway to Purpose Recovery Program takes individuals with broken lives through a 12-18 month process of Christ-centered healing and transformation. This is a life changing program for those who choose to commit themselves to the process. The program offers:
If you are interested in joining Big Fish Ministries Pathway to Purpose Recovery Program click here to download the application. Please fill out the application completely and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we receive your application, we will conduct a phone interview with the applicant prior to approval. If the applicant is incarcerated, you will need to print the application and mail it to them and have them mail the application along with a letter explaining their current situation and why they would like to enter our program directly to: P.O. Box 895, Foley, AL 36536.
At Big Fish, we believe the Bible from cover to cover to be completely true. We believe that no one, addict or otherwise can experience permanent transformation in their lives without an encounter with Jesus Christ, and an ongoing relationship with Him. We believe that Jesus is the only way to God. We believe that we must be empowered by the Holy Spirit to be able to overcome the things in our lives, such as addictions, that we have never been able to overcome on our own. This is not some weird experience, it is the natural progression of an addict once they are born again. We come to God in our brokenness. He forgives and accepts us through the sacrifice of His son, Jesus. He sees our need for freedom, not just forgiveness. He also sees our weakness and our inability to be able to break free from the chains of our past on our own. So, He sends the Holy Spirit to lead us on a pathway that will result in our permanent transformation and forever freedom and this same Spirit empowers us to be able to walk the path.
We do not believe once an addict always an addict. We believe that that way of thinking and believing is what keeps people from trying to truly change.
We believe that if a man believes with all his heart that he is an addict and continually confesses this out of his mouth, then he will always give up before he finds true freedom, because he has no hope.
Instead, we believe that if any person is in Christ they are a new creation, old things have passed away and all things are made new (II Cor 5:17). We believe that some things are impossible for man, but nothing is impossible for God (Mark 10:27)! We believe that the way to tap into the impossible task of the transformation of an addict is through faith.
Mark 9:23 says that if you can believe then all things are possible to him who believes. We believe that if a man will submit himself to God and set his mind to believe the truths of the Bible then he will be empowered by the Holy Spirit , to be completely transformed. Therefore we teach people who God is, and who they can become if they accept His plan for redemption.
We give them hope all day long because we truly believe there is hope for every person and that hope is in Christ Jesus.
Our program provides Christ-centered classes, Christ-centered curriculum, Christ-centered counseling and everything we do is Christ-centered, because we believe He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. We believe apart from Christ that we are just existing and if we want to experience real life and freedom, Christ must be at the Center of everything we do.