My Story
October 2, 2023 | Addiction, Freedom, Series, Sermons, Single Messages, Topics, Victory


My Story

First Steps
September 9, 2023 | Addiction, Finally Free, Freedom, Savior, Series, Sermons, Topics


Our ministry has been growing and serving men who are stuck in addictions. At the Act Like Men House, we’ve been guiding men at the rock bottom of addiction toward lasting freedom, through faith in Christ and community with brothers in Christ. This message was preached at our ministry center, Rock Bottom, and is for you and your loved ones who need victory and freedom from your shame and burdens.

Intellectual knowledge of Christ, rules, structure, and sheer will-power alone can never set people free. Only Jesus Christ can truly set people free. The God who made you wants to free you from sin, addiction and shame.

This new teaching series, Finally Free, will give you the truth you need to destroy the strongholds in your life. Join us in Acts 13 as we learn the First Steps of recovery!

Act Like Men Ministries
August 28, 2023 | Addiction, Freedom, JMM Blog

Act Like Men | Sobriety Houses

Located in the greater Chicago area, our sobriety houses provide transitional housing, spiritual counsel, lifestyle support, and accountability for men getting free from incarceration and/or substance addiction. Dr. James MacDonald’s inspiration for Act Like Men Sobriety Houses is drawn from Matthew 25:40 and Jesus’ promise “in that you did it to the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.


Watch “Changing Lives from Rock Bottom” for more information and resident testimonies…


…When There’s Nowhere to Look But Up | Our first ALM Sobriety House and the location of our headquarters is affectionately known as Rock Bottom. Additional ALM Houses are also located in greater Chicagoland – apply for residency here.

Act Like Men | Bible Studies

On Saturdays throughout the summer, Pastor James preaches at our Rock Bottom headquarters. In addition, he and our sobriety ministry leaders spend themselves building into the men who reside in our ALM Houses, and those who have graduated but still desire to be part of our ministry family.

A new season of in-person Bible study is underway! All adults are welcome. 

Bible Study Details ➡

Act Like Men | 40 Days to Biblical Manhood

Book titled Act Like Men - 40 Days to Biblical Manhood

To equip as many men as possible with this in depth, 40-day teaching, Pastor James is giving away his Act Like Men book for the cost of shipping + a nominal handling fee.



Get the book ➡


What to Pray About? (Part 1)
March 13, 2022 | Addiction, Breakthrough Prayer, Conflict, Family, God's Word, Healing, Hope, Prayer, Provision, Relationships, Series, Sermons, Spiritual warfare



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