Our guest is Randy Moraitis, Executive Pastor of Ministry at The Crossing Church in Costa Mesa, CA.
Our attention to this dynamic young man was called by Rev. Jim Gaffney, former Recovery Pastor at Mariners Church in Irvine, California. During our conference there, Jim said: “Dick, I strongly recommend that, while here, you go to the Lifelines Meeting at The Crossing Church on Friday and see a real lively recovery program led by Randy Moraitis.” And my son Ken, some others, and I did just that. And the place rocked with enthusiasm, young people, a “chip meeting,” and a great speaker—after which it split up into small groups. It was a sight not to be forgotten; and later I was privileged to speak at two of the Lifelines meetings and meet the audience.
The Friday night Lifelines meeting is a place for those on the journey to recovery to meet and grow in Christ. Every Friday, top recovery experts, pastors, therapists, authors, and psychologists talk on all aspects of addiction and recovery, and teach the tools needed for success. The main Lifelines meeting is from 7-8 PM in the Loft at The Crossing. Those who attend include Christians, those who may have questions or even doubts about faith, and those who know nothing about God, the Bible, church, or Christianity. The Crossing is all about helping people say YES to God. Lifelines Recovery Support Groups meet after the large meeting, from 8-9 PM, and deal with 12 Step Life Recovery, friends and family of alcoholics/addicts, re-entry, and the roots of addiction.
Randy will tell us a little about himself, his family and work, the broad scope of service at The Crossing, and the numerous opportunities to serve and get connected. If there is time, he'll tell us more about the church itself, its 20-plus year history, its plans for growth, and its forthcoming Global Leadership Summit. And about the Christian Recovery Movement.