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Celebrate Recovery

Summary

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-Centered Recovery Program based on the Beatitudes. 


CR is currently being used in thousands of churches nationwide and internationally. This Program was written by Pastors Rick Warren and John Baker. The purposes of Celebrate Recovery are to fellowship and celebrate God's healing power in our lives through the 12 Steps and 8 Recovery Principles. This experience allows us to "be changed". 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 life problems.

By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others.

You may be thinking that recovery is just for those with alcohol or drug problems. Only about one-third of the people attending Celebrate Recovery are dealing with chemical dependencies. As Pastor Rick Warren says, “We all have sinned, we’ve all fallen short, we’ve all been hurt, and we’ve all hurt others. Everybody needs recovery.” All of life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups are addressed through this one curriculum. 

How it Works

In order to gain the full benefits of Celebrate Recovery, participants are encouraged to attend Large Group, Open Share Groups and participate in a Step Study group on another night or day of the week. In Large Group we hear teachings on the 8 principles and the 12 Christ-Centered Steps and personal testimonies of changed lives. Open Share groups provide an opportunity to share recovery specific issues while step study groups provide an opportunity to thoroughly work the steps in a group setting rather than alone.

Schedule

We meet every Friday night in the main sanctuary.
• 7:30 – 8:30 Large Group
• 8:30 – 9:30 Small Groups
• 9:30 – 10:00 Solid Rock Café

For more information, you are welcome to contact us at CelebrateRecovery@OurFathersHouseAG.org.