A CHRIST Centered Recovery Program
Celebrate Recovery will help find freedom from hurts, habits, and hang-up's using a biblical program that offers a clear path to the love of Jesus Christ. As grateful believers we meet weekly to show others the power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process.
THURSDAY NIGHT LINE-UP
6-7PM Dinner by Donation
Enjoy a dinner and fellowship
7-8PM Large Group
Lesson or Personal testimony
8-9PM Open Share Groups
If you are new to Celebrate Recovery this is the group for you!
Men's and Women's Group
HURTS, HABITS & HANG-UPS
Men's and Women's Group
Resources Available For Purchase:
Celebrate Recovery Bible
Celebrate Recovery Devotional
THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
8 Principles Based on Beatitudes by Pastor Rick Warren
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 5:3
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
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to
Christ's care and control.
"Happy are the meek." Matthew 5:5
Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
"Happy are the pure in heart." Matthew 5:8
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 5:6
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." Matthew 5:7 "Happy are the peacemakers." Matthew 5:9
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.
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
TWELVE STEPS AND THEIR BIBLICAL COMPARISON
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
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." 1 Philippians 2:13
3. We made a decision to turn our wills and our lives 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; that is your spiritual act of worship." Romans 12:1
4. We mad a searching and fearless moral inventory or ourselves.
"Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord." Lamentations 3:40
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 5:16
6. We were entirely ready to have God remove these defects of character.
"Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up." James 4:10
7. We humbly asked him to remove all of our shortcomings.
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9
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
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 alter and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave you gift there in front of the alter. First go and be reconciled to your brother then come and offer your gift." Matthew 5:23
10. We continued 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 3:16
12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
"Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted." Galatians 6:1