The Landing

Chad Pippin

The Landing is a safe place for teenagers (ages 13-19) to find hope and freedom from their pain and addictions.

Pain is real. Whether through abuse, rejection, criticism, betrayal, divorce, failure, depression, or ridicule, we’ve all experienced pain.

Addictions are real. Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, food, cutting, eating disorders, relationships, entertainment, or some other means of escape, we are all impacted by addictions.

Hope is real.  At The Landing, we introduce students to the biblical recovery principles that lead them to hope and healing.


The Landing meets Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in The Venue. Meetings include connecting with other teenagers, learning recovery principles, hearing testimonies from others who have been through recovery, and openly sharing about the struggles teenagers are facing.

8 Principles of Recovery

Students will be guided through the process of recovery by use of the 8 Principles of Recovery, which are based on the Beatitudes from Matthew 5:1-12. The principles are:

1. Realize I am not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable.
2. Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that he has the power to help me recover.
3. Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
4. Openly examine and confess my faults to God, myself, and to someone I trust.
5. Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
6. Evaluate all my relationships; offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I have done to others except
7. Reserve a daily time with God for self examination, Bible reading and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life, and to gain the power to follow His will.
8. Yield myself to God to be used to bring this good news to others, both by my example and by my words.


An important part of recovery is celebrating milestones in students’ journeys. As students achieve victories over areas of struggle in their spiritual, physical, emotional and social lives, they will have opportunities to look back and celebrate how far they’ve come. Students are encouraged to give glory to God for the work He has done and cheer one another on in this difficult journey toward hope and freedom. These celebrations occur twice each year on Tuesday nights during normal meeting hours.