“The Most Excellent Way” is a loving group of men and women affected directly or indirectly by drugs, alcohol, or other life-dominating sin. We utilize the Biblical principles to overcome guilt, frustration, hopelessness, fear, and shame associated with addictive behavior. We believe a person can become totally free from addiction and compulsive behavior only by the power of the indwelling Spirit of Christ Jesus. “The Most Excellent Way” is to be reconciled to God, the Father, through belief in Jesus Christ.
We believe that through our support meeting, we can grow our faith in Christ. We will become healthy, joy filled and productive children of God with the support of others who understand what we have lived through, and by applying Biblical principles to our lives. We gain a better understanding of the sin nature and how to change our attitude and behavior. “The Most Excellent Way” is a personal relationship with Jesus:
The thief (the devil) does not come except to kill and to destroy; I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
— John 10:10 NKJV
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
— John 10:27 NKJV
STEPS to becoming a Part of TMEW Ministry Team
- If God is tugging at your heart concerning serving Him in this ministry please see/contact Mendall Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Write your name and contact information on TMEW clipboard that is on the table at the back of the church.
- Attend one of TMEW Monthly Facilitators meetings held every first Sunday of the month at 2:00 pm at Calvary Chapel of Arlington.
- To become familiar with the ministry: Select a Support Meeting day and time and attend two consecutive meetings. (Inform Mendall Rogers as to when you would like to begin attending the meetings so that your visits can be approved by the Parole Office).
- Have a required meeting with Pastor Troy Warren and/or Sr. Pastor Kerry McDaniel.
- Commit to serving in TMEW ministry on one of the Support Meetings teams
- Complete the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Volunteer Application.
- Begin training as a TMEW facilitator.
- Successfully complete training.
- Please pray for the 85 parolees we are currently serving. Many of these parolees were released from prison as late as two weeks ago; some were released 2-12 months ago. Some have been out of prison for 1 year to several years. The majority of them are looking for jobs and dealing with family issues/relationships. Many of them have health issues.
- Addiction to drugs and/or alcohol controls the life of these parolees, our students. Pray that the 12 weeks that they spend in the TMEW classes will not be just another program to get through. But, that they will open their hearts and minds to God and realize and accept the love, peace and joy that He wants to give them through Jesus Christ.
- Please pray for salvation in Christ Jesus for the parolees, for their spiritual growth, and that they will have productive lives in the will of God.
- Please pray for the current TMEW Facilitators: Troy and Pat Warren, Frank and Yvonne Webster, Foster Lanham, Patrick Culligan, John Smith, Max Walton, Blair and Yolanda Beatty, and Mendall Rogers.
- We thank God for adding five facilitators to this ministry. Please pray for facilitators for the Thursday(6-7pm) class.
TMEW Curriculum (Ten Attitudes of Victorious Living)
- …Humility: I admit I am powerless over the affects of drugs and alcohol, and self-centered behavior — my life is unmanageable. Jesus said:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
— Matthew 5:3 NKJV
- …Repentance: I believe Jesus Christ can and will create in me a new way of life. Jesus said:
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
— Matthew 5:4 NKJV
- …Submissiveness: I give my will and my life to Jesus Christ. Jesus said:
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
— Matthew 5:5 NKJV
- …Honesty: I honestly examine myself in the light of God’s Word.
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.
— Philippians 2:5 NKJV
- …Mercy: I humbly ask God’s forgiveness for my sinful past. I am able to forgive those who have hurt me. Jesus said:
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
— Matthew 5:7 NKJV
- …Obedience: I desire to live under the guidance of God’s Holy Spirit — day by day. Jesus said:
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
— Matthew 5:8 NKJV
- …Reconciliation: I ask forgiveness from God and those I have hurt or dealt with unfairly. Jesus said:
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
— Matthew 5:9 NKJV
- …Faith: I trust in the power of Jesus Christ when I face hardship and trials. Jesus said:
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
— Matthew 5:10 NKJV
- …Perseverance: I stand firm in my faith that Jesus is in control of all things. Jesus said:
Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
— Matthew 5:11-12 NKJV
- …Loving Servant: As a new creation in Christ, I share with others the Good News of a risen Savior who makes His people whole. Jesus said:
You are the salt of the earth;…You are the light of the world…Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
— Matthew 5:13-16 NKJV
May our God richly bless you as you choose to live His way