Celebrate Recovery
 
is a Christ-centered, Biblical-based recovery program for individuals and their families who are dealing with emotional distress and addictive issues. The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to embrace God’s healing power in our lives. 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, pain, shame, and addictions. By working and applying the 12 Steps and Biblical Principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictions, compulsions, and dysfunctional behaviors. We break the bondage from the hurts that haunt us, the habits that control us, and the hang-ups that possess us. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others. As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power— Jesus Christ.
 

Sunday Evening Schedule

5:00 PM — Celebration Meal

5:30 PM — Worship Service

6:30 PM — Open Share Group

7:15 PM — Solid Rock Cafe’

 
 
Intensive 12-Step Studies
 

Individuals interested in learning more about the 12-steps, and how to apply them, meet every meeting night at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary for Celebration worship, large group teaching; then at 8:00 PM in the “Connecting Place” or “Sanctuary” for gender specific 12-Step-Study Small Groups; and at 9:00 PM in the “Connecting Place” for fellowship at the “Recovery Café’.

 
 
Men’s & Women’s
Recovery Groups
 
·  Alcohol Dependent
 
·  Chemically Dependent
 
·  Nicotine Dependent
 
·  Codependent / Enabling
 
·  Eating Disorders &  
   Compulsive Overeating
 
·  Sexual Addiction
 
·  Pornography Addiction
 
·  Sexual /Physical /
   Emotional / Verbal Abuse
 
·  Compulsive Shopping
 
·  Gambling Addiction
 
·  Depression / Anxiety
 
·  Divorce
 
·  Anger  
 
·  Low Self-Esteem
 
·  Adult Children of
   Dysfunctional Families
 
 
The Twelve Steps & Biblical Comparisons
 
 
  1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors. That our lives had become unmanageable. For / know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For / have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. (Romans 7:18).
 
  1. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to act according to His good purpose. (Philippians 2:13)
  2. Made a decision to turn our life and will over to the care and loving concern of / urge you, therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s great mercy, to offer yourself as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God this is your spiritual act of worship. (Romans 12:1)
 
 
  1. 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).
 
 
  1. 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).
 
 
  1. 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)
  2. Humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all (1 John 1:9).
 
 
  1. 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 (Luke 6:31)
  2. 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 someone has something against you, leave your offering there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:23-24).
 
 
  1. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. If you think that you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall. (1 Corinthians 10:12).
 
 
  1. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.Let the word of Christ dwell in you daily. (Colossians 3:16).
 
 
  1. 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 and sisters, if a man is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him But watch yourself, or you may also be tempted. (Galatians 6:1)
 
 

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 Niebuhr

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The 8 Recovery Principles

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.” This principle goes hand-in-hand with Step 1 and is based on Matthew 5:3a: “Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.

Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover.” This principle fits with Step 2 and the scripture equivalent is Matthew 5:4: “Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.” Principle 3 works with Step 3 and is based on Matthew 5:5: “Happy are the meek.”

Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.” This principle goes with Steps 4 and 5 and refers to Matthew 5:8a, which says, “Happy are the pure in heart.”

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 work with principle 5, which is based on Matthew 5:6: “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.”

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.” This principle is based on “happy are the merciful,” which is from Matthew 5:7 and goes with Steps 8 and 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.” This principle should be tackled with Steps 10 and 11.

Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words.” Principle 8 and Step 12 go together and are based on Matthew 5:10, which says, “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”