Starting A New Residential Ministry

Ministries: Strength in Numbers

This drug epidemic is going to take more than one entity. It really a national issue, and we all need each other to fight it. We all bring different missions, gifts, perspectives and purposes to the table that can make us much more effective working together.

Join us in the fight against addiction and toward Christ!

  1. Connect

    Fill out the appropriate form above to let us know who you are and apply to be listed on our Refuge Network map and database. Thank you for helping us direct people to your facility or organization - we look forward to working with you to see more people come to Christ because of this epidemic!

  2. Learn

    Interested in knowing more about the Refuge residential ministry or the Refuge Network before you jump in? Click here to let us know when you’d like to attend Orientation (any Monday at 3:30 pm in Columbus, OH) or have a phone call to ask questions and share information!

  3. Grow

    Join us on the journey as we grow together. This opportunity is specifically focused toward faith-based residential ministries or start-ups who would like to be part of a growing cohort to share thoughts on best practices, bring encouragement and develop a vision for where God will take their ministry. We also offer an “online university” packed with information on how we do residential ministry and discipleship at the Refuge - all at no cost!

The Story Behind The Founding Of The Refuge

Tom Thompson founded The Refuge in 1999 to help addicts get clean and sober by identifying and addressing the spiritual brokenness that underlies their addiction. 

Learn more about what it took to start a full-time residential ministry, and the hard-learned lessons from the first 20 years in A Place Of Refuge.

All proceeds from the sale of A Place Of Refuge go back into the ministry to support the men and women who are changing their lives through Christ.

Buy A Place Of Refuge on Amazon here.


Refuge Replication Online Group Coaching

None of us has all the answers, but together we’ll have a lot more of the right ones - and hopefully a lot less of the bumps and bruises. We look forward to growing with you!