What does Celebrate Recovery Mean?


What to expect

Celebrate Recovery

Where:

Day 3 Church (Upstairs in Fellowship Hall)

4365 Hickory Blvd. Granite Falls, NC 28630

When:

Meeting every Friday evening beginning at 6:30pm with food and fellowship.


What to Expect at a CR Meeting

At 7pm we meet in a Large Group format for 45 mins. There is time of worship music followed by a recovery lesson and/or a testimony.

The second hour we break into step study small groups, by gender, to allow for individual sharing. All groups share on the topics of the evening’s lesson and are led by a ministry leader that has successfully completed the 12 step recovery program. All small groups are gender specific, confidential, caring, and open to all newcomers


Is Celebrate Recovery for you?

Celebrate Recovery offers the opportunity to participate in a group fellowship where love and hope combine with God’s purpose to mend our lives. Ask yourself:

  • Are there things in my life that I do that hurt others?

  • Is there something I wish I could live without?

  • Is it time to crack my denial and admit I am not
    in control of my life?

  • Do I have a painful hurt, habit, or hang-up
    from which I need to be freed?

If you answered “yes” to any of these statements then we urge you to attend a Celebrate Recovery meeting to see if it is for you.

Who Needs It?

  • Anyone ready to start a new life

  • The churched and the un-churched

  • Men and women

  • The addicted and their families

  • The guilty, sad, or compulsive

  • Anyone in need of recovery

Who Leads It?

Celebrate Recovery is conducted by Christians who have been through 12-step recovery themselves. We understand. Many have been dealt tragic blows in their lives. Our choices cause painful and lingering consequences, leading to guilt, remorse, grief, and shame. Our leaders truly understand and lead others.


Celebrate Recovery 12 Steps and Biblical Comparisons


1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable.

I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. Romans 7:18


2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:13


3. We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1


4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. Lamentations 3:40


5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16


6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10


7. We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.1 John 1:9


8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31


9. We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:23-24


10. We continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!1 Corinthians 10:12


11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us, and power to carry that out.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. Colossians 3:16


12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and practice these principles in all our affairs.

Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore them gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Galatians 6:1