National Recovery Month is an annual observance in September to educate Americans that treatment, mental health services and 12 Step Recovery Groups can enable people to live a healthy and rewarding life. Celebrate Recovery, in conjunction with National Recovery Month, wishes to celebrate the gains made by those in recovery here in our community and our church body!
Celebrate Recovery GI (CRGI) continues to battle the stigma that attending a Recovery Group equals shame and judgment. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Those who have had the courage to take the step, have found connection, freedom, healing and more. If you have a hurt, habit or hang-up that is effecting you and those you love, Celebrate Recovery is the place for you! CRGI meets Thursday nights at 7:00 PM. Come as you are.
What Celebrate Recovery Is And What It Is Not
When Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount, he began by stating "Eight Ways to Be Happy". Today we call them the Beatitudes. From a conventional viewpoint, most of these statements sound like contradictions. But when you fully understand what Jesus is saying, you'll realize that these eight principles are God's road to recovery, wholeness, growth, and spiritual maturity.
This recovery program is forward-looking. Rather than wallowing in the past, or dredging up painful memories, Celebrate Recovery focuses on the future. Regardless of what has already happened, the solution is to start making wise choices now and depend on Christ's power to help you make those changes.
This recovery program emphasizes personal responsibility. Instead of being the victim, this program helps people face their own poor choices and teaches ways of coping with hurts. We cannot control all that happens to us, but we can control how we respond to everything.
This recovery program emphasized spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ. Lasting recovery cannot happen without this step; everybody needs Jesus. This recovery program recognizes the biblical truth that we need each other in order to grow spiritually and emotionally. It is built around a small group interaction and fellowship of a caring community. Celebrate Recovery is built on the New Testament principel that we don't get well by ourselves. We need each other.
This recovery program addresses all types of habits, hurts and hang-ups. Some recovery programs deal only with alcohol, drugs or another single problem. But Celebrate Recovery is a "large umbrella" enabling participants to deal with a limitless number of issues.
Celebration Place is a program that mirrors the Celebrate Recovery large group teaching schedule and curriculum plan. This means that while adults explore topics that bring healing and wholeness, their kids are discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways! Celebration Place help children find:
- Truths that help them avoid cycles of hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
- Ways to draw close to Jesus during challenging times.
- Language and experiences to understand whats happening… in their homes.
- Friendships with other children whose parents are taking the hard step of resolving their pain and moving forward in life.
Designed for 5 to 12 year-olds, Celebration Place gives children everything they need to make Jesus the foundation of their lives; break cycles of dysfunction; and join their parents in forgiveness and healing.
THURSDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE:
6:30 PM: Doors open City Grounds - Great Fellowship, Great Coffee
7:00-8:00 PM: Large Group Session
Lesson, Personal Testimony or Special Guest Speaker
8:00-8:45 PM: Open Share Small Groups
Childcare for infant-5th grade is available at no cost.
- “Dinner and Recovery” is the first Thursday of each month at 6 pm.
- “Chip Night” is the last Thursday of each month.