CELEBRATE RECOVERY

What Is Celebrate Recovery?

What Is Celebrate Recovery?
Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to address destructive or compulsive behaviors, unhealthy relationships, addictions (drugs, alcohol, food, pornography), anger, shame, codependency (addiction to people and control), past abuse and so much more. People can find freedom from any hurt, hang-up or habit that is making their life unmanageable.

THERE ARE 3 MAIN COMPONENTS THAT MAKE UP THE CELEBRATE RECOVERY PROGRAM:

LARGE GROUP – This is where everyone meets together to hear either a recovery centered Teaching or a personal Testimony of a changed life. We consider this a “shoulder to shoulder” experience.

OPEN SHARE – This is the time we break into separate gender and issue specific groups where each person is safe to share their struggles and victories with others who share their similar hurts, hang-ups and habits. We consider this a “face to face” experience.
STEP STUDY – It has been said that “you go to a meeting to feel better, but you work the steps to get better”. Step Studies are a safe place to work through the Jesus-centered 12 Steps in a gender specific group. They are a minimum one-year commitment and meet on different nights of the week. It's a place where the “why” behind addictions and behavior can finally be uncovered and freedom can be found. We consider this a “heart to heart” experience.

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EIGHT RECOVERY PRINCIPLES

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.”

 

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.”

 

Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)

“Happy are the meek.”

 

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.”

 

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”

 

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”

 

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)

 

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.”

12 STEPS AND BIBLICAL COMPARISONS

STEP 1

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

STEP 2

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

STEP 3

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

STEP 4

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

STEP 5

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

STEPS 6

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

STEP 7

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

STEP 8

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

STEP 9

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

STEP 10

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

STEP 11

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

 

STEP 12

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