RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.

Mega online church- is it helpful or harmful?

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Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital

We have a great church- it is called the “Body of Christ.” Whether Jesus ministered to a handful of folks or thousands of people on Temple Mount- Jesus’ ministry touched each life in personal way.

According to the Barna Group, 15 percent of the Los Angeles Christian population attend a megachurch — 5 percent higher than the national average.

I wondered if the church has grown so big, sometimes seating 10, 000 people, that the church becomes unsustainable and unhealthy to its members. Maybe even in terms of pressure on the pastor making it difficult to concentrate on growing their relationship with God due to the magnitude of  their responsibilities.

According to a Mega Church statistics report from Statistic Brain Research Institute,  the number one church in the nation of church goers, is Lakewood Church in Houston Texas. Pastor Joel Osteen has an average of 435,000 members in their weekly attendance.  Pastor Craig Groeschel of Life Church in Edmond Oklahoma has an average of 26,776 weekly church goers, and this doesn’t not include live stream ministry.

According to the Hartford Institute of Religion Research, more than 40 percent of Americans “say” they go to church weekly. However, more and more churches are closing yearly and moving to online streaming services.

Is the church dying or going to a new era of technology due to competition of Mega churches?

What people miss about online churches, is the presence of being connected with their fellow members. Children miss the opportunity to be with other children and learn Bible stories. Young people miss hanging out with their Christian friends and getting the chance to receive support from their youth pastor. Elderly folks miss out on the traditional values of going to church and the afternoon potluck fellowship.

Sometimes I think people attend online church because they don’t feel entirely welcome when they come through the church doors.

I really think the church needs to explore options and face the fact that the world is changing much faster then we realize. How we influence our society and culture through the eyes of the “body of Christ” can make a difference in someones life.

Brookhaven Hospital’s Renewal Christian Care program is here to serve you.  Our next Pastoral Seminar will be on  Thursday, October 15th when Chaplain Steve Sullivan will present, “Healing the Invisible Injuries of War.”  Please call 918-438-4257, and ask to speak with Lydia D’Ross to register to attend this free event open to pastors and church personnel.

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