Celebrate Recovery


Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, Bible based, twelve-step, eight principle program of recovery that was designed to help people reconnect with God and heal from past hurt and pain.

Similar to other twelve-step programs, it is an anonymous place to share your experience and struggles, and gain hope for your future. It places Biblical phrases that align with the twelve-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.


First Step: We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable. (I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. Romans 7:18)


Second Step: We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. (For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:13)


Third Step: We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God. (Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1)


Fourth Step: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. (Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. Lamentations 3:40)


Fifth Step: We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. (Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16)


Sixth Step: We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. (Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 5:16)


Seventh Step: We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. (If we confess our sins, he is faithful and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. John 1:19)


Eighth Step: We made a list of all persons that we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Luke 6:31)


Ninth Step: We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. (Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:23-24)


Tenth Step: We continue to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admit it. (So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!1 Corinthians 10:12)


Eleventh Step: We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us, and a power to carry that out. (Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. Colossians 3:16)


Twelfth Step: Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and practice these principles in all our affairs. (Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore them gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Galatians 6:1)



 

 

 

 

Along with the twelve steps, the meetings also follow these eight principles:

Realize I’m not God.

Earnestly believe that God exists and that He has the power to help me recover.

Consciously choose to commit my will to Christ’s care.

Openly examine my faults.

Voluntarily submit to all changes God wants me to make in my life.

Evaluate all of my relationships.

Reserve a time with God daily for self-examination.

Yield myself to God to bring this Good News to others.

 

CR is not limited to only those that that suffer with substance abuse and addiction. These steps and principles can be applied to help with a multitude of emotional and psychological struggles, from anxiety and depression to sexual abuse. If you are looking to heal from pain that has been keeping you from living your life as God intended, Celebrate Recovery may be the place for you!

 

If you are looking to turn your life around and discover the possibilities in sobriety, contact us at srcelebraterecovery@gmail.com. We meet at 2:00 on Sunday afternoons in the underground at Southrock Christian Church.

Celebration Place is the approved children’s curriculum for Celebrate Recovery ministries for children ages 5-13 years of age. This Christ-centered curriculum mirrors the lessons taught in Large Group for adults. We refer to it as our “Pre-Covery” program. We strive to partner with parents to help break the cycle of dysfunction destroying so many of our families. 

 

A night in Celebration Place is broken down into six parts:

Free Play
The primary purpose of Free Play is to offer children an opportunity to build friendships. Free play at the beginning of each night allows children to transition from the business of the day into Celebration Place.

 

Worship
Worship is important because it helps children connect with God. Children learn we show our love to God through praise and worship.

 

Teaching Time
During teaching time leaders presents recovery principles and Biblical truths in ways children can understand. As leaders in Celebration Place, we get to partner with parents in teaching children the principles of recovery.

 

Small Group
Using the journal page, we help children identify their feelings and the reason why they feel the way they do. As children learn to identify and talk about their feelings they become better able to connect with others, reducing feelings of isolation. Small groups give children a chance to share their prayer requests and to pray for each other.

 

Centers
In our centers, children learn how to apply the principles taught during the main lesson. A Center might be a game, activity, or craft to help children experience a main point of the lesson. This keeps the night fun and the children engaged.

 

Closing
In the closing leaders reiterate the main points of the lesson and familiarizes children with the Serenity Prayer by reciting a version of it.

 

Through Celebration Place, children experience the love of Jesus as they learn how to love themselves and others while they grow in their own relationship with God. They also learn healthy coping skills for life’s tough issues.

 

If you would like more information please contact Rebecca at srcelebraterecovery@gmail.com.