What is Celebrate Recovery?
Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a ministry designed to help hurting people. It is made up of regular folks like you and me, 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. At Celebrate Recovery we believe that change is possible by the power of Jesus through this Biblical program.
Is Celebrate Recovery for YOU?
Celebrate Recovery is for anyone with the courage to be honest about life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups and is willing to open their life to healing and change.
We believe in walking through the pain of this life together as we follow Christ, not telling people how or where they should walk. We are all still recovering from hurt and pain, our current or past addictions are no longer hidden but are now front and center, and you will probably easily identify the hang-ups in each of us. However, you will also identify the most authentic, transparent, genuine, and compassionate people anywhere. Thankfully, our identity is not found in our weaknesses or struggles, but is found in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Celebrate Recovery is a recovery ministry based on biblical principles with a goal to let God work through us in providing His healing power. This allows people to be “changed” spiritually by working through sound biblical principles. Participants open the door by sharing their experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, they become willing to accept God’s grace and forgiveness in solving life’s problems. Celebrate Recovery provides a safe place for individuals to begin their journey of breaking out of bondage and into God’s grace by helping them to start dealing with their life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
What is a Hurt, Habit or Hang-up?
A hurt, habit or hang-up is something in you or your life that hinders your walk with God and others.
THESE LIFE PROBLEMS CAN BE STUMBLING BLOCKS OR STEPPING STONES.
Healing is possible by applying the principles of Celebrate Recovery to your life!
Where and When?
Where: Fayette First United Methodist Church. Please enter through the courtyard near the fountain.
When: Each Thursday Night
- 6:30 p.m. Light Meal
- 7:00 p.m. Large Group Worship and a Lesson or Testimony
- 7:45 p.m. Small, Gender Based Group Discussion
We offer child care both Wednesday and Thursday nights!
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CR 12 Step Study Groups
12 Step Study groups are usually held on Wednesday night at 6:00 PM.
Please enter through the courtyard near the fountain.
This is a more in depth study of the CR principles and steps than what is covered on Thursday nights. Participants will use the 12 Steps and 8 Principles to overcome any hurt, habit or hang-up. This is a long term, in depth study guided by participant books with lessons and applications for healing.
The women’s group is led by Susan O’Brien. The men’s group is led by Mike Marion. Please contact Susan O’Brien at email@example.com for additional information or if you wish to participate.
The 8 Recovery Principles
The 8 Recovery Principles are based on the 8 Beatitudes and are the focus of Step Study.
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.
“Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.”
Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover.
“Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
“Happy are the meek.”
Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
“Happy are the pure in heart.”
Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires”
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.
“Happy are the merciful.”
“Happy are the peacemakers”
Reserve a 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.
“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”
CR 12 Steps and Biblical Comparisons
“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.“
“For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.“
“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.“
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.“
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.“
We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.“
1 John 1:9
We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
“Do to others as you would have them do to you.“
“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.“
We continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!“
1 Corinthians 10:12
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.“
“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.”