Celebrate Recovery

What is Celebrate Recovery (C.R.)?

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
 
C.R. offers a person the opportunity to participate in a group fellowship where love and hope combine with God’s purpose to mend our lives.
 

When does Celebrate Recovery meet?

C.R. meets every Wednesday at 6pm. Our group is also invited to attend a Community Group on Sunday mornings at 9:15 in the same building with the same group of people.

Is Celebrate Recovery for me?

  • Are there things in my life that I do that hurt my family or others?
  • Is there something I wish I could live without?
  • Is it time to crack my denial and admit I am not in control of my life?
  • Do I have a painful habit or hang-up from which I need to be freed?
If you answered “yes” to any of these statements then we urge you to attend a Celebrate Recovery meeting to see if it is for you.

Celebrate Recovery 12 Steps and Biblical Comparisons

  1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. “For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out”. Romans 7:18 NIV
  2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Philippians 2:13 NIV
  3. We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God. “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1 NIV
  4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. “Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.” Lamentations 3:40 NIV
  5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” James 5:16a NIV
  6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” James 4:10 NIV
  7. We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 NIV
  8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31 NIV
  9. We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.”Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5:23-24 NIV
  10. We continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!” 1 Corinthians 10:12
  11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us, and power to carry that out. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Colossians 3:16a NIV
  12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and practice these principles in all our affairs. “Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore them gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.” Galatians 6:1 NIV

Celebrate Recovery’s Eight Recovery Principles

The Road to Recovery Based on the Beatitudes

 
Step 1: Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.
 
                         “Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3a TEV
 
Step 2: Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover. 
 
                         “Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 TEV, NIV
 
Step 3: Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. 
 
                           “Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5a TEV
 
Steps 4 & 5: Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
 
                           “Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8a TEV
 
Steps 6 & 7: Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
 
                          “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires”
                           Matthew 5:6a TEV
 
Steps 8 & 9: Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others.
 
                          “Happy are the merciful.”                    “Happy are the peacemakers”
                           Matthew 5:7a TEV;                               Matthew 5:9 TEV
 
Steps 10 & 11: Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.
 
 
Step 12: Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. 
 
                         “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”
                          Matthew 5:10 TEV