meets Thursdays @ 6:15pm
family life center (Corner of Village St. and Wheat St.)
Meal and child care provided
What is Celebrate Recovery?
Celebrate Recovery is a biblical recovery program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus, and was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Celebrate Recovery is in over 29,000 churches worldwide, and has helped millions of people find freedom from life's baggage!
Frequently Asked Questions
We want to help you get answers to your questions and find what's right for you! Learn more about our groups by exploring these common questions below.
What exactly are hurts, habits, and hang-ups?
All of us face obstacles in our lives that we have had a hard time overcoming. In CR, we call these issues hurts, habits and hang-ups. These can range from control issues, anger, depression, family dynamics, abusive relationships and addictions. Oftentimes, we are in denial and neglect to seek the help we need to heal from these challenges.
Can anyone come to CR?
No registration is necessary. Anyone and everyone over 18 is welcome to come to CR to experience the healing that takes place in a Christ-centered environment. We believe there are no individuals that walk this earth who have not dealt with some type of hurt, habit, or hang-up.
What about confidentiality?
The beauty of CR is that it allows us to be open, transparent and thankful that Christ has forgiven our past and loves us as we are. Leaders and participants join together to create a safe environment where no one feels judged no matter what they have dealt with in their lives. As in all 12 Step programs, anonymity and confidentiality are of utmost importance.
What should I expect when attending a night of CR?
An evening at CR begins with dinner and fellowship. This provides an opportunity for connecting and building community before we worship together. The CR program includes: praise and worship, teaching and personal testimonies from those who have experienced healing through CR. After the service, we break into small groups that are gender specific.
If I am already in a 12 Step program, would CR be beneficial?
Absolutely! CR can be complementary to any other 12 Step program. One difference you might find at CR is that we focus solely on Jesus Christ as the higher power and the healer of all hurts, habits and hang-ups.
Celebrate Recovery's Eight Recovery Principles
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. (Step 1)
“Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.”
2. Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover. (Step 2)
“Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
3. Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)
“Happy are the meek.”
4. Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps 4 and 5)
“Happy are the pure in heart.”
5. Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7)
“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires”
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. (Steps 8 and 9)
“Happy are the merciful.” “Happy are the peacemakers”
7. Reserve a 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. (Steps 10 and 11)
8. Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. (Step 12)
“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”
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)
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 2:1)
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)
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)
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 all 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 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)
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 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)
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 3:16)
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)