Our Program

The Glorious Hope program is based on the 12-Steps discipline of Alcoholics Anonymous and is structured to fit the Filipino culture.

The 12 Steps consist of a basic set of progressive principles that make significant life change possible.

The 12 Steps are basic–they are simple and practical in application. They are progressive–the steps are built upon each other. They are stated in principles–statements of truth. They need to be continuously worked on in the face of daily life problems. For this reason, nobody graduates from the program. The 12 Steps make significant life change possible. It is not the steps that change a person’s life; it is God- if we keep working on the steps.

Glorious Hope Program

12 Steps

12 Steps of Recovery

We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable.

But when Jesus heard this, He said, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.” – Matthew 9:12

We came to believe that God through JESUS CHRIST who is greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already been a long time in that condition. He said to him, “Do you wish to get well?” – John 5:6

We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. – Romans 12:1

We made a searching and honest moral inventory of ourselves.

But he who practices the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God. – John 3:21

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

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you maybe healed. – James 5:16

We were entirely ready and willing to change and for God to remove all these defects of character.

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you maybe healed. And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. – Luke 9:23

We humbly asked God to remove all our defects of character.

…My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor faint when you are reproved by Him; [6] For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, And He scourges every son whom He receives. – Hebrews 12: 5-6

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

And let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. – 1 Peter 3:11

We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

If therefore you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, [24] leave your offering there before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering. – Matthew 5:23-24

We continued to take personal inventory and when wrong, promptly admitted it to ourselves, to God, and to the other person affected.

…who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity, – 2 Timothy 1:9

We sought to improve our conscious contact with God through prayer and meditation.

but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord. – Jeremiah 9:24

We, having experienced our Lord Jesus Christ through these steps, practiced all these principles in all our affairs and carried His message.

..who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. – 2 Corinthians. 1:4

12 Steps of Recovery

The Big Picture