FRIDAY NIGHTS | 7:00PM
A Christ-centered recovery program for anyone with hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT CELEBRATE RECOVERY?
6:00pm – Dinner
Invite friends and family to the pre-meeting dinner. It is a great time for fellowship and good food.
7:00pm – Large Group
Set aside the busyness and stress of the world for a time of prayer, praise, worship, and teaching. This time allows us to get in touch with the one and only Higher Power, Jesus Christ.
8:00pm – Share Groups
Share Groups are safe places to connect with other Celebrate Recovery attendees. These groups are gender-specific, recovery issue-specific, and meet in different rooms around the church.
9:00pm – Community Café
Spend some time after Share Groups with new friends in the Café with a cup of coffee and dessert. This is where you’ll be able to form deeper relationships and find accountability partners and sponsors.
On your first night, you are invited to attend Newcomers 101. This class meets during the Share Groups time and is designed to introduce you to Celebrate Recovery and walk you through the entire program. You’ll be able to ask questions and learn about Celebrate Recovery in a comfortable setting.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
The Bible tells us that “all have sinned,” and that leaves no exceptions for any of us. Because of our sin, we have hurt people, and people have hurt us. This means each of us needs recovery to live our lives the way God intended.
Celebrate Recovery is a program that is based on God’s Word, the Bible. It is forward-looking, and emphasizes personal responsibility. Rather than wallowing in our past and rehearsing painful memories over and over, we confront our past and move on. Instead of playing the game of victimization, this program helps us face up to our own poor choices and deal with the things we can change.
We cannot control all that happens to us, but we can control how we respond to everything!
WE NEED EACH OTHER
Celebrate Recovery emphasizes spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ and uses the Biblical truth that we need each other in order to grow spiritually and emotionally. It is built around small group interaction and the fellowship of a caring community.
Finally, Celebrate Recovery addresses all types of hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Some recovery programs deal only with alcohol or drug addiction or another single problem, but Celebrate Recovery is a “large umbrella” program under which a limitless number of issues can be addressed.
YOU WON’T BE THE SAME
If you decide to take the Celebrate Recovery journey, you will see your life change in dramatic ways. You are going to experience the freedom that only Jesus Christ can give!
THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF CELEBRATE RECOVERY
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.
“Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3a
Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover.
“Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
“Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5a
Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
“Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8a
Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires” Matthew 5:6a
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.
“Happy are the merciful.” Matthew 5:7a
“Happy are the peacemakers” Matthew 5:9
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.
Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words.
“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.” Matthew 5:10
Time does not heal all wounds, God’s love, truth, grace, and forgiveness does.
Please come as you are…and keep coming back!