What Is Celebrate Recovery?
The stated purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 Steps and their Biblical comparisons and “8 Recovery Principles.” By working and applying these Steps and Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually, emotionally and socially mature. 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. As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power—Jesus Christ, the only true Higher Power.
Who Is CELEBRATE RECOVERY For?
Celebrate Recovery is not just for those struggling with drugs or alcohol, but is perfect for anyone who is struggling any number of hurts, habits or hang-ups. These are those areas that we come to realize are causing our lives to become chaotic and/or unmanageable.
It's been said, "Pain is inevitable, but suffering is an option." Many times people are afraid to engage in honest community because the don't think of themselves as "One of those people..." The fact is we're all one of those people. We all experience times in our lives where we get stuck.
If you recognize that your hurts, habits or hang-ups are blocking you from peace and freedom in your life, you will find Celebrate Recovery an awesome place in an honest and authentic community of fellow strugglers to begin your recovery journey.
Celebrate Recovery is not about being religious or churchy, but it's about real people admitting they struggle while encouraging one others toward freedom over addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors by being open to and embracing a stronger personal relationship with God and others.
We are confident that as you progress in your recovery journey, you will come to know the forgiveness and power to experience victory of the one and only true Higher Power--Jesus Christ.
CR is purely voluntary. If you wish to attend, you need not be a Christian, member of CCE or any other church. There is no pre-registration or sign-ups necessary to attend. We only have one rule....No Perfect People Allowed!
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.
Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
Evaluate all my relationship. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
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 by my words.
THE SERENITY PRAYER
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.
- Reinhold Niebuhr -
How Can You Help with Celebrate recovery?
There are many areas you can help. First off, begin praying for those participating as well the leaders. However, for those who would like a more hands on approach please fill out the form below and you will be contacted by a leader. For more information you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org