What is Celebrate Recovery?
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. The ministry is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.
Celebrate Recovery was developed by John Baker in 1990 at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. Saddleback Church is led by Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose Driven Life.” Today, Celebrate Recovery is being used in tens of thousands of churches nationwide. Millions of individuals have completed the program. The program is international in scope – its material has been translated into 15 different languages.
Unlike Similar Recovery Programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery is based on the words of Jesus. Its Eight Recovery Principles
corresponds with the Beatitudes. The Program is forward-looking and emphasizes personal responsibility and a spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ. It utilizes the Biblical truth that we need each other in order to grow spiritually and emotionally, and addresses all types of habits, hurts and hang-ups.
The Purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the Twelve Steps and Eight Recovery Principles. This experience allows us to be changed. We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our lives’ problems.
A Hurt is an emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or disturbing situation. Some common hurts are: abandonment, abortion, abuse, adoption, betrayal, dysfunctional family, neglect, rape and rejection.
A Habit is an unhealthy pattern that often starts as a perceived remedy for some problem in your life, but ends up turning into a chronic bad behavior or addiction. Some common habits are: abusive behavior, alcohol, bitterness, affairs, critical spirit, drugs, eating disorders, gambling, gossip, homosexuality, isolation,lying, pornography, self-mutilation, sex addictions, spending problems, stealing, unforgiveness, wasteful pursuits and workaholism.
A Hang-up is a negative attitude used to cope with adversity. Some common hang-ups are: anger, anxiety, codependency, control freaks, depression, fear, greed, impatience, laziness, materialism, perfectionism, pride, procrastination and shame.
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Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday evening
How Does Celebrate Recovery Work?
Celebrate Recovery is built around weekly interaction and the fellowship and accountability of a caring community.
(Tuesday Night) – 5:45 – 8:30pm
FELLOWSHIP – 5:45 – 6:15pm
We Will Eat Together and get caught up with what’s happening in each other’s lives.
LARGE GROUP MEETING- 6:30 – 7:30pm
The Large Group Meeting is our general meeting, where all men and women participants gather for a time of worship, followed by either a testimony or a teaching. This is a totally relaxed, non-threatening gathering where someone can come and see what recovery is all about. No one needs to make a commitment at this meeting to share hurts, habits or hang-ups.
OPEN SHARE GROUPS (MEN/WOMEN) – 7:30 – 8:30pm
At the Conclusion of the large group meeting, participants are excused to attend small groups that are divided by men and women. These groups are a safe, non-judgmental and confidential place to share life’s struggles and victories. Sharing is optional at this meeting.
Our four Open Share Groups consist of:
- Group #1: Female life issues
- Group #2: Female chemical dependency
- Group #3: Male life issues
- Group #4: Male chemical dependency
(Tuesday Night) – 7:30 – 8:30pm
If you are new to Celebrate Recovery or are a visitor, we invite you to attend this meeting after the Large Group time at the same time the Open Share Groups are meeting. You will receive a brief introduction to the program as well as an explanation of our meeting format. Join us here to find out about CR, ask questions and determine if it is a good fit for you.
If you have any questions about these meetings or about Celebrate Recovery please email Todd Johnson.
A place for kids (infacts to 10 yrs) to find hope, Joy and healing while they learn to rely on God through games, songs and friendships.
All childcare workers are trained and
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ABOUT SHARE GROUPS
Anonymity and Confidentiality are basic requirements of Celebrate Recovery. As we trust in Jesus Christ to love the real us, we can begin to take off the “masks” that we use to protect ourselves. For this to happen, this must be a safe place. The safety of Celebrate Recovery is as strong as each of us makes it. Anyone you see here and anything you hear here, stays here.
Celebrate Recovery Share Groups will:
- Provide you a safe place to share your experiences, strengths and hopes with others who are going through a Christ-centered recovery.
- Provide you with a leader who has gone through a similar hurt, habit or hang-up, who will facilitate the group as it focuses on a particular principle each week.
- Provide you with the opportunity to find an accountability partner or a sponsor.
- Encourage you to attend other recovery meetings held throughout the week.
Celebrate Recovery Share Groups will NOT:
- Attempt to offer any professional clinical advice. Our leaders are not counselors. We will provide you with a list of approved counseling referrals.
- Allow its members to attempt to fix one another.
Prayer for Serenity
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonable happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.
– Reinhold Niebuht