The Lighthouse is tailored for those who recognize they have a life-controlling problem and need assistance in a structured environment that is firmly rooted in Christian principles.
The Lighthouse Mission is a six to twelve-month program focusing on spiritual growth, work ethics, educational achievements and a structured twelve-step program. During the program, residents will be assisted in their recovery through five program dynamics:
1. Spiritual Dynamic
“Come to Me, all who are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29
Our desire is that all who come to the LH develop a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and develop a life-long wholeness and esteem for our Savior. People lacking the fear of God find their life in a cycle of serving selfish desires, making wrong choices and not having peace of mind and heart. We introduce the concepts of Christian living, and personal responsibility. The Christian life is not abstract theology unconnected with life, but has practical implications that will affect how we choose to behave each day. It is not enough to merely know the Gospel, we must let it transform our lives and let God impact every aspect of our lives.
A personal relationship with the Lord can only be properly nurtured and fully developed within and among a local body of believers. No one is called to be a lone Christian. Church life (living corporately on a daily basis) is essential to growth.
Residents are required to attend Sunday church services at The Church at Osage Hills. Recovery Process Groups and Spiritual Life Skill Groups are mandatory. While enrolled, residents will be exposed to sound Biblical lifestyle principles and healthy relationships. Residents are encouraged to practice daily morning devotions.
2. Work Dynamic
“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Jesus Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24
The primary purpose of the work program at LH is to teach our residents skills, direction, self worth, interpersonal relations and conflict resolution. There are many opportunities for residents to learn skills that will promote a better quality of life. Establishing and maintaining a consistent work ethic is a vital part of the recovery process.
3. Educational Dynamic
“My people are destroyed from the lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6
The need to educate residents in recovery is important. As Christians we must be prepared when the adversary comes our way. Through Bible education residents will come to the “knowledge of understanding.” Residents are required to attend various classes/programs.
4. Drug and Alcohol Therapy Group/Process group
“Whatsoever things are true honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8
Weekly attendance to these recovery groups is mandatory. Group interaction, solid concepts, and personal testimonies are part of the group dynamics. A trained facilitator will lead most of the groups.
5. Chemical Dependency Counseling
“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me.” Matthew 11:29
LH has licensed drug and alcohol counseling available for those who are in need or have legal requirements mandated by courts or probation.
Procedure For Entry
“Come to Me all that are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
The Admission Process
To enable the LH to continue to provide this program and accommodations to people seeking help, a program fee will be required from each resident. Residents are given up to two weeks to find employment. The LH program will assist you in finding work but it is your responsibility to continue to apply for jobs until work is found. A job search log must be filled out daily until work is found. We do have work resource helps and relationships with merchants in the area. Once you find employment or the beginning of the third week whichever comes first, residents are required to pay a program fee of $200.00 per week. The program fee helps cover the costs of accommodations, food, laundry, phone, television, utilities, access to approved social services, auto parking, personal storage of goods (limited) and local transportation to church, treatment centers and social services (for further clarification see: transportation).
Residents are responsible for the purchase of toiletries, personal items, and clothing.
If applicant arrives at the LH and does not have the proper picture identification and Social Security card needed for employment, LH will assist in obtaining these ID’s.
Most of the transportation provided is not included in the cost of the program. Transportation can be provided to and from work, probation and parole, doctors, dentists counseling services, social services, court hearings and other approved locations and activities, at a cost of 0.50 cents per mile. It is your responsibility to notify House Driver – at least 24 – hours in advance of any changes in your work schedule, or of any appointment times. Please confirm your transportation needs verbally to the Lighthouse Staff so they may be included on the weekly transportation schedule.
Dismissal and Checkout
“These six things the Lord hates, indeed, seven are an abomination to Him: a proud look (the spirit that makes one overestimate himself and underestimate others), a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that manufactures wicked thoughts and plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies (even under oath), and he that sows discord among the brethren.”
Dismissals / Re-Entry
LH operates off of a point system, with a total of 4 points being automatic dismissal. Points will be given depending on rule violated.
Relapses will be dealt with according to severity. In most cases you will be given 24 hours to check yourself into an in-patient detoxification or out-patient treatment according to your specific needs. This is as The Lighthouse Mission Program Director deems necessary; or some other similar legitimate LH approved program. You must successfully complete their program in order to re-qualify for entrance back into The Lighthouse Mission. If you refuse any of these options, you will be asked to leave the house!
House Living Policies
If a conflict or a disagreement occurs between two residents, either resident should try and work the matter out first, on their own. If a resolution is not found either resident should call a meeting with LH staff. LH staff will speak to each person separately or if all parties agree he can meet with the parties together. Remember that house meetings are a good place to try and work conflicts out. Please do not bring up personal issues that you have with another resident at the Lighthouse scheduled meetings on Monday or Thursday nights.
Among Residents and Staff
If a conflict between resident and a staff member occurs the resident must fill out a grievance form. Once the form is filled out you must turn it in to anyone of the staff members or director. A meeting will be set-up with in a 24hr period. Remember that house meetings are a good place to try and work conflicts out. Please do not bring up personal issues that you have with another resident at the Lighthouse scheduled meetings on Monday or Thursday nights.
“Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those, which exist, are established by God. Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.” Romans 13:1-2
Devotions / Quiet Times
“How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Thy Word.” Psalm 119:9 “Thy Word have I treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against Thee.” Psalm 119:11 “Thy Word is a lamp to my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105 “The unfolding of Thy words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130
LH believes that Jesus is the answer. The greatest exercise of hope for all is to read and apply God’s Word. Our source of strength is found in the pages of the Bible. By developing practical study habits of the Word we gain nourishment. The Water of the Holy Spirit quenches our thirst for restoration. Through prayer we seek God’s restoration.
If you are in LH 1:
20 Show Me Lane
Camdenton, MO 65020
Resident Phone Number 573-346-8303
If you are in LH 2:
30 Show Me Lane
Camdenton, MO 65020
Resident Phone Number 573-346-8458
If you are in LH 3:
24148 Iowa Road
Lebanon, MO 65536
Resident Phone Number 573-480-6230
Medical / Dental Care
Music and Movie Policy
“Let him who steals steal no longer; but rather let him labor, performing with his own hands what is good, in order that he may have something to share with him who has need.” Ephesians 4:28
Passes / Visitation / Leave
In order to preserve and maintain a healthy and productive visit/pass, all visits/passes are evaluated and will be approved or disapproved according to the residents’ attitude, behavior, maturity, progress in the program and the destination where they are requesting to go. Passes/visits will be granted for either off property. Initial visits are restricted to immediate family members. Friends may be pre-approved for later visits if their influence on the resident should prove to be of a good benefit. LH does not want to risk bringing in worldly attitudes, behavior or contraband. Therefore, if the visitor, family or friend does not agree with the LH goals, it is better they not visit at all. LH staff reserve the right to talk with any visitors prior to residents departure on a pass or visit. Any violation in the visitation policy, as listed below, may result in the denial of future passes/visits until the resident proves trustworthy.
On Property = All properties owned and operated by LH.
Off Property = Outside the boundaries of the LH.
Leave of Absence
1. A leave of absence is considered a leave lasting longer than an overnight but less than six days. Considerations will be given for travel time on an individual basis for each resident
First 30 Days
During their first 30 days, residents are not allowed to receive any overnight passes, this is to allow time to establish a positive routine within the program
Schedule of Activities Daily
Sunday Mornings ………………….. Church Service at Designated Church
Monday Evenings ………………….. Recovery Support Group
Wednesday Evenings……………… Recovery Support Group
Thursday Evenings...............….……New Tribes Mission Students / Spiritual Life Skill Group & Discipleship
Saturday: Evenings ……….…….… Community Outreach / Cedar Ridge Discipleship
Sundays: House Meeting
“All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful, yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.” Hebrews 12:11 “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Thy Word.” Psalms 119:67
LH approach to discipline is one of training with the purpose of restoration. Residents may not receive the exact consequence as another resident; each resident is treated as an individual and is disciplined according to what is in their best interest. We are not, however, merely disciplining a behavior. Our primary goal is to train hearts and to build character and to renew our thinking with the help of the Holy Spirits power at work in us and through us.
The purpose of discipline is:
All policies are subject to change according to the circumstances, time, place, and attitude of the resident. This will be at the discretion of the Program Director.
20 Show Me Lane
Camdenton, MO 65020
Program Information & Admissions
The Lighthouse seeks to minister to the whole person by providing physical, emotional and spiritual resources. We strive to teach men that making God real in every situation is not a series of religious activities but a natural outflow of a living relationship with their creator.