Details

  • Sunday Evenings
  • 6:30p-8:00pm
  • Childcare available from 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • 740-522-5245

The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 Steps and 8 Recovery Principles.  This experience allows us to “be changed.”  We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another.  In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our lives’ problems.  By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually.  We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors.  This freedom creates peace, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others.  As we progress through the program, we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power-Jesus Christ.

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. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.” -Romans 7:18

2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
“for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. ” -Philippians 2:13

3. We made a decision to turn our wills and our lives over to the care of God.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship .” -Romans 12:1

4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
“Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord! ” -Lamentations 3:40

5. 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

6. 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 4:10

7. We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” -1 John 1:9

8. 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.” -Luke 6:31

9. 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 or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5:23-24

10. We continued 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

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.
“Let the message of Christ dwell in you richly.” Colossians 3:16

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

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. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 5:3

Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that he has the power to help me recover. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” -Matthew 5:4

Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. “Blessed are the meek.” -Matthew 5:5

Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. “Blessed are the pure in heart.” -Matthew 5:8

Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.” -Matthew 5:6

Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others. “Blessed are the merciful.” -Matthew 5:7
“Blessed are the peacemakers.” -Matthew 5:9

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 by my words. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.” -Matthew 5:10

God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is; not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right, if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life; and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen!
– Reinhold Niebuhr

Schedule

Large Group Worship

  • Welcome and Overview

  • Worship

  • 8 Principles/12 Steps

  • Lesson or Testimony

  • Serenity Prayer

Open Share Groups

  • Groups are based on gender and issue.