Celebrate Recovery
Christ Centered Recovery
The purpose of Celebrate Recovery ...

... is to fellowship and celebrate God's healing power in our lives through the 8 Recovery Principles.  This experience allows us to "be changed." By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our adictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors.

This freedom creates peace, serenity, 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, the one and only true Higher Power.

- Pastor John Baker, Celebrate Recovery Founder

Eight Recovery Principles - based on the Beatitudes

- by Pastor Rick Warren, Saddleback Church

Principle 1

Realize I'm not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable. "Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor"

Principle 2

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"

Principle 3

Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ's care and control. "Happy are the meek"

Principle 4

Openly examine and confess my faults to God, to myself, and to another person whom I trust. "Happy are the pure in heart"

Principle 5

Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life. "Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires"

Principle 6

Evaluate all my relationships; Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I've done to others when possible, without expecting any reward. "Happy are the merciful" "Happy are the peacemakers"

Principle 7

Reserve a daily time with God for prayer, Bible reading, and self-examination in order to know God and his will for my life and to gain the power to follow his will.

Principle 8

Yield myself to be used by God to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words. "Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires"


The information on this page was excerpted from www.celebraterecovery.com
Copyright © 1996-2001, Celebrate Recovery Books
Celebrate Recovery Copyright Notice

Celebrate Recovery Small Groups Can:

  • Provide you a safe place to share your experiences, strengths and hopes with others who are going through the "Principles" in a Christ-Centered recovery.
  • Provide you a leader who has gone through a similar hurt, hang-up on habit that will facilitate the group as it focuses on a particular Step each week. The leader will also keep Celebrate Recovery's "FIVE RULES."
  • Provide you with the opportunity to find an accountability partner or sponsor.
  • Encourage you to attend other recovery meetings held throughout the week, if available.

Celebrate Recovery Small Groups Will Not:

  • Attempt to offer any professional clinical advice. Our leaders are not counselors. We will provide you with a list of approved counseling referrals.
  • Allow its members to attempt to fix one another.

The information on this page was excerpted from www.celebraterecovery.com
Copyright © 1996-2001, Celebrate Recovery Books
Celebrate Recovery Copyright Notice

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