Celebrate Recovery

Group Time: Friday @ 6:30 pm

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program with foundations firmly established in Biblical truth. The 12 Steps with accompanying Scriptures and the 8 Principles based on the Beatitudes offer participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, healing, and the opportunity to give back one day at a time through our one and only true Higher Power, Jesus Christ.  The 12 Steps and the 8 Principles work seamlessly together, tying historical recovery to timeless Biblical teaching.

For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
-Philippians 2:1

12 Steps

1. 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. Romans 7:18
2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Philippians 2:1
3. We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God. Romans 12:1
4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Lamentations 3:40
5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. James 5:16
6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. James 4:10
7. We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. 1 John 1:9
8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. Luke 6:31
9. We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Matthew 5:23-24
10. We continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. 1 Corinthians 10:12
11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us, and power to carry that out. Colossians 3:16
12. 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. Galatians 6:1

8 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 any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
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.
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.