Helping OthersCelebrate Recovery


Serving OthersBy Serving Our Community


Pastor Matt Marluft
Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a healing program for anyone with a hurt, habit, or hang-up which is anything that hinders our walk with God.

THINGS WE ARE:

  • A safe place to share
  • A place of belonging
  • A place to care for others and be cared for
  • A place to learn
  • A place to demonstrate genuine love
  • A place to grow and become strong again

THINGS WE ARE NOT:

  • A therapy session
  • A place for secrets
  • A place to rescue or be rescued by others
  • A place for perfection
  • A place to look for dating relationships
  • A quick fix

We meet:

Monday nights

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Main meeting, coffee break, & small groups


What is Celebrate Recovery?

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-Centered recovery ministry based on eight principles from the Beatitudes and 12 Steps Programs with Jesus Christ, our Higher Power. Our meetings are structured to enjoy fellowship, worship, teaching and sharing.

Christ-centered recovery is based on God’s word, the Bible. It is forward-looking; it recognizes past pains but helps hurting people move forward in hope.

Everyone is welcome! All have sinned – so we’ve all either hurt others or been hurt by others – so all of us need recovery. We can all have trouble experiencing God’s best due to past or present hurts, habits or hang-ups. We provide a confidential/safe atmosphere where you can share with others who also desire greater freedom in Christ. There’s no need to register – just show up!

Do you feel stuck? Have you lost hope? Join us on the journey back to freedom, hope, and joy. God promised to bless those who seek Him with all their whole heart, soul, strength and mind. We believe He wants to bless you.


What Does CR Look Like?

LARGE GROUP SESSION

Features contemporary worship and rotates between a personal testimony and a teaching from one of the 12-Steps in the Celebrate Recovery curriculum.

OPEN SHARE

Gender specific small groups. Similar experiences and life challenges allow for sharing in a confidential setting.

NEWCOMERS ORIENTATION

Come listen and learn what CR is all about. You won’t be asked to share but can ask questions.

STEP STUDIES

Step Studies are held on different days or nights, also are gender specific. Using the CR guide books we study in-depth the 8 Principles and 12 Steps of CR.

No need to register or sign up. Just show up!


8 Principles of Recovery

BASED ON THE BEATITUDES. By Pastor Rick Warren

R Realize that 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.” Matthew 5:3

E 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

C Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.

“Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5

O Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.

“Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8

V Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.

“Happy are those who’s greatest desire is to do what God requires.” Matthew 5:6

E 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.” Matthew 5:7

“Happy are the peacemakers.” Matthew 5:9

R 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 gain the power to follow His will.

Y 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


Is It For Me?

If you desire relationships that are healthy and godly, seek freedom from compulsive behaviors, hunger and thirst for a clean life, seek forgiveness from others and for others, and desire to know God’s mercy and love, CR is for you!

HEAL FROM:

HURTS:

  • Verbal or emotional abuse
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Divorce, separation or a difficult marriage
  • Abandonment or loss of trust
  • An addicted family member

HABITS:

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Chemical or substance abuse
  • Pornography
  • Sexual compulsions
  • Food addiction or eating disorders
  • Other addictions

HANG-UPS:

  • Anger
  • Co-dependency (pleasing or enabling others)
  • Fears or doubts
  • Issues with God
  • Low self-value (rejection or condemnation)
  • Perfectionism control issues
  • Structure/boundaries