Celebrate Recovery

Freedom is Possible

Every Wednesday Night @ The Revolution Building

417 1st Ave., Vinton

Fellowship Meal: 5:15-6:00 pm
Large Group & Open Share Group: 6:00-7:30 pm
Doors close promptly at 7:45 pm

Childcare will be held at Blessed Hope Community Church:
1509 South M Ave.
5:00-8:00 pm (meal included)

Email: [email protected] to let us know how many children will need childcare. Register your K-5th grade students for Midweek below.

What is CR?

Participants of Celebrate Recovery experience God’s healing power through the eight recovery principles and the Christ centered twelve steps. All that enter a Celebrate Recovery gathering are defined by their one true higher power, Jesus Christ. This is a place where we work through life’s problems and allow God to release us from addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors that have been holding us back from authentic joy in our lives. It is our belief that a person is not defined by their hurts, hang-ups or habits. Our goal is that participants feel no shame, but instead find freedom within this recovery community.

Things We Are:

  • A safe place to share
  • A refuge
  • A place of belonging
  • A place to care for others and be cared for
  • A place where respect is given to each other
  • A place where confidentiality is highly regarded
  • A place to learn
  • A place to grow and become strong again
  • A place where you can take off your mask
  • A place for healthy challenges and healthy risks
  • A possible turning point in your life

 

Things We Are Not:

  • A place for selfish control
  • A place for therapy
  • A place for secrets
  • A place to look for dating relationships
  • A place to rescue or be rescued by others
  • A place for perfection
  • A place to judge other
  • A quick fix

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.

What is a HURT:

A “hurt” could be classified as any life experience that may have damaged your heart, some offense against you that crippled your ability to deal with the world in a healthy way. Something that may have twisted your view of yourself, God or others. Some common hurts include:

Abandonment
Abortion
Abused as a child, or by a spouse, employer, or the church
Adoption
Betrayal
Dysfunctional family (divorce, alcoholism, drug abuse, rage, etc.)
Neglect
Rape
Rejection
Same sex attraction
Cheating, affairs
Unforgiveness

What are HABITS:

“Habits” tend to be unhealthy patterns that often start as a perceived “remedy” for some problem in your life, but end up turning into a chronic bad behavior or addiction. Habits are the repeat, default scripts you run to when the going gets tough and continually lead to trouble in your life. Some common habits are:

Abusive behavior
Alcohol
Bitterness
Drugs
Eating disorders
Gambling
Gossip
Isolation
Lying
Self-harm
Sexual Integrity
Spending problems
Wasteful pursuits
Workaholism
Pornography addiction

What are HANG-UPS:

And lastly, “hang-ups” are those road blocks that keep you from progressing further in God’s plan for your life. They are often shaped by some bent thinking you may have received as a child, or some unhealthy attitude you may have adopted as a means of coping with life’s challenges. Here are some common hang-ups.

Anger
Anxiety, worry
Arrogance
Body image
Bullying, bigotry
Codependency
Control
Depression
Fear
Greed, envy
Guilt (false) and/or shame
Lack of self-control
Lack of trust in God
Laziness
Materialism
People pleasing
Perfectionism
Pride
Procrastination

The Road to Recovery

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 they are spiritually poor. MATTHEW 5:3

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. MATTHEW 5:4

Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
Happy are the meek. MATTHEW 5:5

Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
Happy 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.
Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires. 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.
Happy are the merciful. Happy are the peacemakers. MATTHEW 5:7 & 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.
Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires! MATTHEW 5:10

Jesus Christ, the One and Only True Higher Power

Testimonies

Have Questions? Email: [email protected]

David Condry

Community Pastor