American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Life Recovery Coaching 101

Enroll in Life Recovery Coaching 101 for $349

Enroll in Life Recovery Coaching Coaching 101

Dr. Eric Scalise, AACC Vice President for Professional Development, co-author of the Quick Reference Guide to Addictions and Recovery Counseling, says, “Life Recovery Coaching Series, I believe, will quickly become the standard for training excellence and certification in the recovery movement.”


Dear Friend:

Alcoholism. Substance abuse. Pornography. Gambling. Workaholism. Compulsive overeating. Addictions are rampant in today’s culture—they cross all ethnic, cultural, educational, socioeconomic and age barriers.

  • There are an estimated 15 million alcoholics and 10 million drug addicts in the U.S.
  • Over 150,000 teens use cocaine and 500,000 use marijuana once or more per week
  • Nearly half-a-million junior and senior high students are weekly binge drinkers
  • It is estimated that 5-7 million people are addicted to prescription medications
  • Over 40 million Americans suffer from compulsive overeating and 5-15% will die from its consequences in any given year
  • There are 2.5 million pathological gamblers and another three million compulsive gamblers in the United States
  • There are over 300 million pornographic website pages and an estimated 6-8% of the national population can be diagnosed with some level of sexual addiction

For years, the recovery movement has worked tirelessly to bring hope and healing to those battling addictions. Today, there are thousands upon thousands of different types of 12-step and recovery groups that meet around the world in churches and community centers. Celebrate Recovery, a significant Christian-based program, is now in over 20,000 churches worldwide.

At the heart of this success are countless caregivers who are committed to walking with men and women on this journey of transformation, as well as supporting family members who are impacted. An ongoing challenge, however, has been gaining access to current, faith-based training to raise up the next generation of facilitators and group leaders who serve the Body of Christ in this critical arena, until now.

The AACC is taking Life Recovery Coaching to the next level by developing an innovative, professional certificate and certification training program in partnership with two of America’s anchor voices and leading professionals, Steve Arterburn and David Stoop. Both are well-known for their Life Recovery Bible, which has now sold over 1.6 million copies. Our dynamic Life Recovery Coaching series will be anchored by three (3) distinct courses focusing on a biblically-based application of the 12-Step model and Christian recovery principles. I am excited to offer you the first course in this series, Life Recovery Coaching 101.

Whether you are a pastor, counselor, lay helper, or small group leader, do not miss this incredible resource to be equipped and more effectively serve those on the path to recovery.

Continuing Education is also available if needed for mental health professionals or credential holders.

I can’t wait to see what God is going to do through this amazing new program.


Tim Clinton, Ed.D., LMFT
President, AACC


Life Recovery Coaching 101: The 12 Steps of Life Recovery

Stephen Arterburn, M.A. and David Stoop, Ph.D.

LRC Step 01: Admitting Powerlessness and the Unmanageability of the Problem

LRC Step 02: The Role of Faith in the Restoration of Sanity

LRC Step 03: The Decision and Willingness to Surrender

LRC Step 04: Life Assessment: A Fearless Moral Inventory

LRC Step 05: Admitting One’s Wrongs

LRC Step 06: Allowing God to Remove Character Defects

LRC Step 07: Removing Inadequacies: The Humble Request

LRC Step 08: Making the List

LRC Step 09: Making Appropriate Amends

LRC Step 10: Continuing the Personal Inventory

LRC Step 11: A New Level of Intimacy

LRC Step 12: Living and Relaying the Message

Enroll in Life Recovery Coaching 101 for $349

Enroll in Life Recovery Coaching Coaching 101


Stephen Arterburn, M.Ed., holds degrees from Baylor University and The University of North Texas as well as two honorary doctorate degrees and is currently completing his doctoral studies in Christian counseling. He serves as a teaching pastor at Heartland Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Stephen is also the founder of the Women of Faith conferences, founder and chairman of New Life Ministries, and host of the talk show “New Life Live.” As a nationally known public speaker, Stephen was inducted into the National Speakers Association’s Hall of Fame in August 2000. He is a best-selling author with over 7,000,000 books in print. Further, he has been nominated for numerous writing awards and won three Gold Medallions for writing excellence. Along with Dave Stoop, he edited and produced The Life Recovery Bible.


David Stoop, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of California and an ordained minister. He received his Masters in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California where he serves as an adjunct professor for courses associated with family therapy. He is the founder and director of The Center for Family Therapy in Newport Beach, California, where he has his counseling practice. He also serves on the Executive Board of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Dr. Stoop is a Gold Medallion winning author who has written over 30 books. For over 35 years, David has been working with families, marriages, and addictions. He has co-hosted the nationally syndicated radio and TV program called “New Life Live”, and has also co-edited The Life Recovery Bible, which sold over 1.6 million copies.

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