Retrograde Ministries

Retrograde Ministries

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Hey everyone, just a reminder to join us tonight for our benefit supper and auction at Pathway Christian School near Kalona. The supper will be pork burgers, hashbrown casserole, California beans and pie & ice cream. Auction items are being donated by local businesses and there is sure to be something for everyone! From tools, toys, and home décor items to homemade cookies, locally grown beef and fresh eggs. Come out and enjoy the fun!

All expenses for this event are being sponsored, therefore 100% of proceeds will benefit Retrograde Ministries.
Supper is served from 4:30-8pm with a take-out option available. Auction begins 6:30pm. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Saturday, November 6th.

We hope to see you there!
We need to do this again soon!
Praying for your ministry and praising God for it!

Helping people with life controlling issues in Iowa and Nebraska Retrograde is a official non-profit based out of Kalona Iowa. Eastern Iowa as most places needs a place where people of all ages and genders can go to find hope, peace and life transformation.

A place where a person can go and leave behind the cares and demands of everyday life and for a brief period of their lives focus on rebuilding and restarting their lives. Early in 2014 a group of Pastors and Business men came together a desire to see a program developed that could do just that. These men reached out to different programs and ministries and invited them to come in and start something. not making any headway in the fall of 2014 they invited a fellow by the name of Michael Evans to come out and help them get started with their own program. and thus Retrograde Ministries was started. We have a beautiful Facility in Kalona. we can house 14 guys. We are starting out with a men's Program and will be building a women with children program in the near future. We are also working on some in home treatment options for all types of people. Our program cost just $750 to get into. it last 6 months. for 3 months our students will spend all their time focused on studies and building their foundations. during the second three month they will be doing job training for 20 hours a week as well as taking class. during their final month we will help them find a an apartment & get a job. Then we will start the out patient part of the program that last six months. We have a strong community and students and grads are strongly encouraged to stay apart of the community. we have optional road trips, weekly support meetings, dinners & get together, community support days and our reaches. If you or a loved one needs to turn their lives around. please message us with a comment and some contact info and we will get back with you. Phone calls are free, confidential, judgment free and low pressure and you may just get some great advice so please don't hesitate to get a hold of us. Thanks!!!

08/01/2022

Happy 7th Anniversary Retrograde! Thank to everyone who made this possible. On this day in 2015 we hosted our first recovery student. Today we average close to 30 people a year

Photos from Retrograde Ministries's post 07/17/2022

Graduation for Donny 1 year completion of retrograde program.

Photos from Retrograde Ministries's post 02/17/2022

Check out our News Letter! Huge THANK YOU!

01/12/2022

Completed intake on two new students this Monday. Big thanks to Shay for helping watch over them. Both guys have been trying for years to recover from substance abuse addiction and have tremendous stories of challenges that they have faced just to be here. Very excited to get them connected with church and the greater recovery community.



Photos from Retrograde Ministries's post 01/12/2022

Finish the dorm area on Monday.  thank you to everybody who donated. We also got six welcome bags for new guys that include towels and all the basic hygiene kits the people need.

Photos from Retrograde Ministries's post 12/17/2021

Plumbing is done and run for the new bathroom. The toilets were donated by a wonderful couple from church.  paid $10 for the sink, $70 for the stand and $70 for the faucet and drain. $150 for the wall and tile,  $210 for the plumbing. Plus door in a couple of other things. Bringing the grand total for the whole bathroom up to around $600 of fundraiser money :) hoping I can bring my new skills and plumbing to the bathrooms In the apartments next year

12/17/2021

We’ve had a tremendous response from Upper Dear Creek in Church in donating items towards the Center. Thanks to everyone who has given. 

Photos from Retrograde Ministries's post 12/08/2021

Thanks to the Shuman Family the Retrograde guys are gonna stay toasty through the winter.

Photos from Retrograde Ministries's post 12/07/2021

Prepping Class room and education office at the new Sharon Center. Thank you New Life Church for making this possible.

Photos from Retrograde Ministries's post 12/06/2021

Beginning work on creating six beds expand our capacity to make an impact  in our community. Made possible by  donors at our fundraiser dinner and  Upscale Resale.

Photos from Retrograde Ministries's post 12/06/2021

Our sweet new to us fleet vehicle. This will be replacing our beloved but rusted old old van. Super grateful to God and our donors for helping get our guys to work, appointments and church.

11/16/2021

Had a successful fund raiser last week for the new center. We were able to raise around $14,000. This will go a long ways in helping us set up the new facility. 

Projects we’re gonna be working on including  building a shower room, remodeling a broken bathroom, creating a dorm room with seven beds and dividers, building it’s in storage area, education room with computer lab, security system for the building, several structural repairs, As well as work on creating a maintenance area, Wood working area, recreational area and workout room. 

Gonna be a busy but fun season. 

Photos from Retrograde Ministries's post 11/06/2021

Going once! Sold.

10/30/2021

Join us on Saturday, November 6th for a benefit supper and auction at Pathway Christian School near Kalona. The supper will be pork burgers, hashbrown casserole, California beans and pie & ice cream. Auction items are being donated by local businesses and there is sure to be something for everyone! From tools, toys, and home décor items to homemade cookies, locally grown beef and fresh eggs. Come out and enjoy the fun!

All expenses for this event are being sponsored, therefore 100% of proceeds will benefit Retrograde Ministries.
Supper is served from 4:30-8pm with a take-out option available. Auction begins 6:30pm. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Saturday, November 6th.

We hope to see you there!

Retrograde 10/23/2021

Retrograde

New Intro Video

https://youtu.be/nXdNpcT7eY4

Retrograde Video showing what we do

10/15/2021
09/28/2021

Retrograde has been open just over 6 years now.  been so busy this year that we forgot to celebrate. blessings 

Photos from Retrograde Ministries's post 08/25/2021

We feel so blessed to have celebrate Shay’s graduating our program. Staff and students came to support Shay.

Retrograde Ministries - Addiction Recovery through The Word 04/27/2021

Retrograde Ministries - Addiction Recovery through The Word

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c9c9PaWiBg&ab_channel=OnHisPath
Thank you On His Path for supporting us! We appreciate you.

Retrograde Ministries - Addiction Recovery through The Word On His Path supports Retrograde Ministries of Kalona, Iowa. They a discipleship program for people that suffer life-controlling issues such as addiction.Thei...

03/18/2021

Big thanks to all our volunteers, donors, church families, and our staff, We couldn't do this without you all!

Tele-Naloxone | Overdose Prevention Delivered 02/10/2021

Tele-Naloxone | Overdose Prevention Delivered

These guys seem to do really good work. Its a slick free process, includes training and supplies that could save a life. If your around people who are at risk of an OD, I would recommend being prepared. ~Michael Evans

https://www.naloxoneiowa.org/telenaloxone

Tele-Naloxone | Overdose Prevention Delivered Tele-Naloxone delivers free naloxone/narcan to Iowans who are worried about an opioid related overdose. The first step to saving a life is being prepared - and we are here to help.

11/05/2020

Thank you everyone who has been praying for us during our struggle with Cov. Everyone here who has it has recovered and we are slowly going to start getting back to normal from here. We sincerely appreciate everything everyone has done. Thank you! 

10/26/2020

We have had two confirmed cases of Covid this week at our Kalona campus. The people concerned have been isolated.  barring any new cases the rest of the house is quarantining until the 4th. 

08/28/2020

Notice: If the group home portion of our center ever has a confirmed case of Cov-19 or a know exposure the whole facility will be going into quarantine. Everyone connected with us (including jobs) will be notifed and a posting will be put here on facebook letting the public know. other proticals will kick in at that point.

08/28/2020

Update: Retrograde's group home is a highrisk environment for Cov19. We are allowing visits but are asking all guests to wear a facemask, not touch anyone here, to refrain from staying in the building for more than 15min and to follow the CDC guidelines.

thank you!

08/09/2019

Hey, we are gonna be doing a taco dinner fund raiser after church tomorrow at Upper Deer Creek Church north of Wellman at around 11:30 this Sunday. It’s by free will donation. We will be serving venison, Chicken and pork tacos. Gonna be great. Come on over if your in the area. Thanks.

Colorado Recovery Retreat 08/06/2019

Colorado Recovery Retreat

08/06/2019

Our prayers go out to the family of Danny Linderman. It is tragic how his life was cut short. His life and testimony had a major impact on us during our founding. Thanks Danny!

06/21/2019

Some progress...

06/15/2019

New tile flooring and new paint on the walls.

06/09/2019

Congratulations to Will for graduating retrograde! So excited to see what God has in store for you in this next stage.

This morning we had the honor of celebrating with Will Moore on his graduation from Retrograde. What a humble and sweet man. We rejoice at the wonderful turn-around in his life over this past year.

05/22/2019

Our third annual Rocky Mountains Recovery Retreat is on this for July 16th - 21st. We will be camping in tents on the side of a mountain in Colorado. There will be tubing, swimming, possibly fishing, hiking and more. We are blessed to have a guest speaker again this year and it will be doing several refreshing faith building sessions. We will be grilling out and enjoying the wild life.

There will be restroom facilities and showers.

We are still working out the details. There may be a small fee for meals and transportation.

This trip is also open for people in the community. There are some restrictions on that. But if you’d like to join us, shoot a message to Mike Evans for more info.

04/02/2019

Reminder that next week is spiritual emphasis week at Retrograde. 4/11th - 4/14th. All events are open to the public.

We will be having guest speakers Rev. Aaron Martins, Christian Gingrich and some of our regulars Michael Evans, Bill Evans.

Our main topic is going to be breakthrough. Answer the question of how do we break into the next level of what God is calling us too.

Meetings are open to the public.

6:00 PM Thursday night - prayer (Michael)
7:00 PM Thursday night - meeting (Bill Evans)
10:00 AM Friday - meeting (Christian Josiah)
2:00 PM Friday - meeting (Aaron Martens)
6:00 PM Friday - pre-prayer (Evans)
7:00 PM Friday - meeting Aaron & Evans
8:00 PM Friday - prayer (Cory & Sandra)
10 o’clock Saturday - meeting (Aaron Fleming)

03/22/2019

Dennis, Lonnie and Donny have become pillars of our student body here at Retrograde. They cannot get enough thanks for all their efforts and being coming so invested in the retrograde way of life. I am so proud of them.

03/03/2019

We are so grateful that Jesus is still changing lives today!

So we can be excited to be adding two new students to our program this week.

Last month we took a break from taking on new students for a season, to allow our current student body the time to deliberately grow as a tight knit faith & recovery community.

It’s been an amazing month and this new month is gonna be amazing also.

02/23/2019

We are proud to announce our spiritual emphasis week coming April 11th through the 14th here at Retrograde.

We will be having guest speakers Rev. Aaron Martins, Christian Gingrich and some of our regulars Michael Evans, Bill Evans.

Our main topic he’s going to be a breakthrough.

Meetings are open to the public.

6:00 PM Thursday night - prayer
7:00 PM Thursday night - meeting
10:00 AM Friday - meeting
2:00 PM Friday - meeting
6:00 PM Friday - prayer
7:00 PM Friday - meeting
10 o’clock Saturday - meeting
7:00 PM Saturday - meeting

Stay tuned for updates on speakers time slots. Feel free to post if you’re interested in attending. Or anyone coming from a long distance, we may have overnight room available.

02/18/2019

We have two ground level apartment available for lowing come housing. $325 a month. $487.5 deposit. Income must be below 1500 a month to qualify. Maple leaf apartments in Kalona.

Our Story

Retrograde opened its doors in Aug 2015 with the goal of helping people who struggle with life-controlling issues such as addictions find freedom. We do a thing through a residential discipleship program.

Retrograde is a place where a person can go and leave behind the cares and demands of everyday life and for a brief period of their lives focus on rebuilding and restarting their lives.

We have a beautiful facility in Kalona that can house up to 14 guys. In 2018 we added a 9 unit extremly low-income apartment building so that we can help our student transition and can help people in the community who struggle with affording to housing.

We have helped around 150 people since opening. 80% of our grads are living free from the addictions that they come in with and 50% of the people who simply walk in the door and spent a week there are still in recovery today.

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Congratulations to Dee on graduating the program!!
Retrograde Ministry 2017 Promo
We are temporary full and have a waiting list. We will be taking new student applications mid August. Thanks.
Tony prepping for Christmas :)
Excited for Koal as he reconfirmed his walk with Christ and was baptized.
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507 3rd St
Kalona, IA
52247

General information

Retrograde Ministries is a place where those who struggle with additions and life controlling issues can find the inspiration, healing, education, support and relationships they need to completely change the direction of their lives and set them on a healthy & happy life path with a life time of community and support.

We are a small ministry that is bolstered by a strong community of gradates and knowable staff. Many of our staff have gone through the same issues that you have. They know all too well the midnight pull of addition and easy path that sliding back can take. Many of them went through many recovery programs only to slip back into their addictions. They understand what you need to active your goals.

We as a ministry realize that they only way for us to truly be satisfied and to be empowered to walk this life in the right way is through the loving strength of Christ. he helps us strengthen our foundations.

1. We will help you come up with a custom life plan and a Passport to transformation.
2. We will help you developed a healthy life style of exercise and healthy eating
3. You will be immersed in life and job training so you have the educational you need for success
4. We will help you develop a strong spiritual life and healthy mental state
5. We will help surround you with a support community and environment.

Our live in program last a minimum of 6 months & is followed by a 6 month outpatient program.

We have a bible school program as a part of our program which means that many of our regulator classes will count towards college credit.

We have a job placement program that goes along with our patient program
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Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 4pm
Tuesday 7am - 4pm
Wednesday 7am - 4pm
Thursday 7am - 4pm
Friday 7am - 4pm
Saturday 7am - 9pm
Sunday 7am - 9pm

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