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What to Expect

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Attending the church at Set Free Elma is an intensive one-year discipleship commitment designed to help men who are struggling with substance abuse and/or life-controlling problems. The
goal of the discipleship is to restore wholeness to the men and help them transition back into society as capable and motivated men walking in a new life, eager to participate and serve in their relationships and their communities. There are three phases:pr

Phase 1 - Blackout

Phase 2 - The Word of God

Phase 3 - Breaking the Con

Discipleship through Set Free Elma is highly structured and has 100% accountability. The daily routine includes Bible studies, self-studies, church services, community blessings (which break the con by doing something without expecting something in return), mentoring relationships, recovery group meetings, and one-on-one coaching/mentoring. All basic needs (food, bedding, and toiletries) are provided for the participants.

Set Free Elma has positive relationships with many Washington county courts. The men are encouraged to be in compliance with all legal issues and probation requirements, and they have the opportunity to fulfill community service hours through their participation in Set Free Elma.