Celebrate Recovery

Freedom is Possible

You do not have to journey toward the life of recovery alone!

Every Wednesday Night @ The Revolution Building

6:00 pm 417 1st Ave., Vinton

Who is CR for?

CR is for anyone who is tired of struggling with life. If you have ever had a hurt, if you have ever had a hang-up in life, or perhaps you have struggled with an addiction, then this ministry is for you. We all share one thing in common: hurt. Click here for a detailed list of hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

Have you ever felt:

Helpless and hopeless in your circumstances?
Overwhelmed and out of control—that your life was unmanageable?
Frustrated that you have failed again — for the “umpteenth” time?
So discouraged that it is hard to put one foot in front of the other one?
“I hate myself”?
Alone and crazy?
Embarrassed and ashamed that you can’t stop_______________? (you fill in the blank)
Faulty and that you are a failure?
Scared and paralyzed to do anything about “it”?
No one could possibly understand your situation?
You can’t tell anyone about _______? If they knew that they would not like me.
No one cares about the incredible pain I am in?

If you feel any of these things, you are not alone.

What is CR?

Celebrate Recovery is a safe place, a refuge, a place of belonging, a place to care for others and be cared for, where respect is given to each member, where confidentiality is highly regarded, a place to learn, to grow and become strong again, where you can take off your mask, a place for healthy challenges and healthy risks, a possible turning point in your life.

We are NOT: a place of selfish control, therapy, a place for secrets, a place to look for dating relationships, a place to rescue or be rescued by others, a place of perfection, a long-term commitment, a place to judge others, a quick fix.

So how is AA (and other 12 step programs) different than Celebrate Recovery? The principle difference between AA (and other 12 Step programs) and Celebrate Recovery is that Celebrate Recovery focuses on Jesus Christ as the true Higher Power, uses God's Word as its guide, and there is a large group worship time to help connect with God and prepare for the message of Christ-Centered recovery. Celebrate Recovery's 8 Principles written by Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church, intersect perfectly with the 12 Steps by connecting the core principals of recovery to Jesus’ teachings from The Sermon on the Mount, found in the New Testament Gospel of Matthew, Chapters 5-7

The 12 Steps were adopted from Alcoholics Anonymous and the biblical comparisons are used to support how each step connects directly with the scriptures. Although these are not the only verses which speak of recovery, they represent well the core principle of the corresponding Step. AA pioneers Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob stated many times the basic ideas of the AA program came from the Bible itself, primarily from the Book of James, 1 Corinthians and the Sermon on the Mount.

Have Questions? Email: [email protected]

David Condry

Community Pastor