Celebrate Recovery uses the Christ-centered Twelve Steps and Eight Recovery Principles as the biblical model for living your life.
A Step Study is a personal journey through each of these steps in community with a group led by a facilitator, who has completed his or her own Step Study.
We use Celebrate Recovery’s four participant guidebooks. When you finish a Step Study you will have worked your hurts, hang-ups and habits through each of the Christ-centered Twelve Steps. A Step Study is a serious commitment to yourself and the other members of your group and typically takes between 6 – 12 months to complete, depending on the size of the group and time of the meeting.
Contact a CR Ministry Leader at your own group for more information about Step Studies, or to find an open Step Study in the area, choose the option Step Studies in the menu above. It is not recommended to go to ONLY a Step Study, so you will need to find a Large Group and Open Share Group to also attend.
These groups meet for one hour following Large Group where you can share your experiences, strengths and hopes. Open Share Groups are gender specific. Sharing is optional in Open Share Groups, but confidentiality is a requirement in following the 5 Guidelines.
Large group meetings are a time to set aside the cares and worries of the day, worship God together, spend time learning either from a lesson about a topic in recovery or hearing about how God has dramatically changed someone’s life in Celebrate Recovery through a testimony. Sharing is not required.
A psychological or emotional problem or fixation about something. An issue that causes persistent impediment or source of delay. Hang-ups are negative mental attitudes that are used to cope with people or adversity (e.g., anger, depression, fear, unforgiveness, etc.)
Healing and growth are possible by applying the principles of Celebrate Recovery to your life!
Regular repeated behavior pattern. An action or pattern of behavior that is repeated so often that it becomes typical of somebody, although he or she may be unaware of it. Addiction, such as an addiction to a drug, food or some other stimuli that deadens ones feelings. A habit is an addiction to someone or something (e.g., alcohol dependency, drugs, food, gambling, sex, shopping, smoking, etc.).
To experience physical pain caused by yourself or another; to feel emotional pain; undergo or experience difficulties or setbacks. The feeling of being hurt is an emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or to a disturbing situation -(e.g., abuse, abandonment, codependency, divorce, relationship issues, etc.)