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.
What Happens At Celebrate Recovery?
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.
Celebrate Recovery gatherings will start up again on May 16th, to begin at 6:00pm and end 7:30pm on Saturday Evenings in the lower level (parking on Central Ave) of St. John. New Guidelines are NO potluck and you are welcome to bring your own beverages. We will be starting over with Step 1, followed by praise, large group, and open share times.