What is Celebrate Recovery?
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step program that provides people the resources and relationships to help recover from life's hurts,habits, and hang-ups. This is a program for anyone struggling with past or current dysfunctions or compulsions, whether they are affecting their own life or the lives of those around them.
The Bible clearly states that "all have sinned." It is my nature to sin, and it is your nature too. None of us are untainted. Because of sin, we've all hurt ourselves, we've all hurt other people, and others have hurt us. This means each of us needs repentance and recovery in order to live our lives the way God intended. ~ Pastor Rick Warren, Saddleback Church
No matter if you struggle with grief, loss, addiction, legalism, codependency, or the pain of broken relationships, Celebrate Recovery is for you. CR is a vehicle to engage and walk with the Gospel in your life in an intentional way while becoming part of a community that will walk the path with you. You are invited to come join us. CR is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that may be controlling your life.
Is Celebrate Recovery for you?
If you are struggling with hurts from the past, habits that control your behavior, and hang-ups that interfere with your relationships with others and God ... well, then Celebrate Recovery is for you. Here are some of the hurts, habits, and hang-ups that many of us are claiming victory over:
Need to Control
Walk the road to recovery with us! Let us show you how Jesus can set you free!
"Come to Me, all who are weary and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
The 12 Steps of Celebrate Recovery
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
8 Principles of Celebrate Recovery
The Road to Recovery
Based on the Beatitudes
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.” Matthew 5:3a TEV
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.” Matthew 5:4 TEV, NIV
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
(Step 3) “Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5a TEV
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.” Matthew 5:8a TEV
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” Matthew 5:6a TEV
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.” Matthew 5:7a TEV; “Happy are the peacemakers” Matthew 5:9 TEV
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. (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.
(Step 12) “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.” Matthew 5:10 TEV
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 reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.
— Reinhold Niebuhr
Contact our Local CR Leadership
Greg Faulhaber, Ministry Leader
Lisa Faulhaber, Ministry Leader
Cell ~ 270-707-2244
Cell ~ 270-206-8916
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