WE BELIEVE EVERYONE CAN FIND HEALING
Celebrate Recovery© is a ministry to hurting people. It is made up of regular people who are on a journey toward wholeness; seeking recovery from and celebrating God’s healing of life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Trained leaders provide safe, confidential, Christ-centered groups where people can grow. They offer their stories as fellow travelers on the journey to healing.
If you struggle with a particular issue that seems to have such strength and power over you that it prevents you from experiencing any real victory, then we invite you to join us at Celebrate Recovery!
Many questions about Celebrate Recovery are answered in our FAQ section. If you need more details, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday at 7:00pm at the TrueNorth campus (1060 West Martintown Road)
Large Group from 7-8pm Everyone meets together for a time of worship then a testimony or teaching based on the 12 steps and recovery principles.
Open Share Groups from 8-9pm Gender-specific groups made up of participants with similar hurts, hang-ups and habits designed for more in-depth sharing of similar struggles. Participants are encouraged to share, but you are welcome to come and not say anything. We use only the Celebrate Recovery© material. No outside material is allowed to be used or shared with the group.
Newcomer’s Meeting from 8-9pm If you are new to Celebrate Recovery© or are a visitor, we invite you to attend this meeting after the large group time. You will receive a brief introduction to the program as well as an explanation of our meeting format. Join us here to find out about CR, ask questions and determine if it is a good fit for you.
Connection Cafe at 9 pm Time together over coffee after the open share group meeting. This is an excellent place to unwind, relax and get to know others better.
Childcare Free for kids from 6 weeks–5th grade.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do you mean by Hurts, Habits and Hangups?
You may be thinking that recovery is only for those with alcohol or drug problems. This could not be further from the truth. A hurt, habit or hang-up is anything that hinders your walk with God, including:
Abuse: Physical, Sexual, Emotional
Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families
Loss of Relationship
How often does Celebrate Recovery meet?
We meet every 52 weeks a year.
Are the small groups really safe places for me to share my story?
Celebrate Recovery© insists that certain guidelines apply during Open Share Groups and Step Study Groups. The guidelines are distinctive features of the ministry designed to create a safe environment for participants to share.
Do I have to be a member of your church to attend Celebrate Recovery© Meetings?
No. You are not required to attend or be a member of our church. Celebrate Recovery© is a ministry for anyone who is interested in a Christ-centered recovery or healing program.
Do I have to share in the open share or step study groups?
You will never be required to share in the Open Share Groups. You can take as long as you need to feel safe enough to share. In the Step Studies, however, everyone is required to share as the group moves through the questions in the curriculum books.
What if I can’t make it to the meeting every week?
You are welcome to come whenever you can to the Large Group Meeting and Open Share Groups. However, if you join a Step Study, you will be expected to come each week until the curriculum is completed.
Who leads the groups?
Celebrate Recovery© groups are not led by pastors, teachers or counselors. Instead, CR groups are facilitated by compassionate volunteers who have, by the grace of God, walked through a process of recovery from their own hurts, habits and hang-ups.
How does Celebrate Recovery© differ from Alcoholics Anonymous?
Celebrate Recovery© incorporates the 12 steps with a distinctly Christian approach. We also address many more issues than just alcoholism.
What if I don’t have an addiction, but I have been deeply affected by another person’s addictions? Can CR help me?
Yes. Celebrate Recovery© also ministers to people who are affected by others who are battling addiction or some other destructive behavior. You are welcome to join us and gain support and wisdom.