Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a Christ-centered 12 Step Recovery Program based on the 8 Principles found in Matthew 5. The purpose is to focus on God’s healing power through Jesus Christ and to fellowship with others. Celebrate Recovery offers a person the opportunity to participate in a group fellowship where love and hope combine with God’s purpose to mend our lives.
By working the 12 Steps and the 8 Beatitude Principles, issue groups open up, share experiences, and explore hope. In this way, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our problems.
In physical health, recovery refers to the process of moving from illness to wellness. Our hurts, habits and hang-ups are like an illness and using the tools of Celebrate Recovery we begin to move toward wholeness. Some might say from bondage to freedom in Christ. Others might say from self-reliance to faith in Christ.
The purpose of Cornerstone Family’s Celebrate Recovery ministry is to fellowship and to celebrate Gods healing power in our lives through the 8 Recovery Principles. This experience allows us to be changed helping us to accomplish our mission of “Connecting people to God, each other and the world.”
We open the door to change by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept Gods grace in solving our life’s problems. By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others.
HOW CR WORKS?
This tried and proven recovery system uses the traditional methods of issue groups, sponsors, accountability partners, and special occasions to build recovery for those struggling with addictive habits, codependency, childhood hurts, and other life experiences that affect our peace. In Celebrate Recovery groups, the walking wounded study, pray, share, and take the steps necessary to experience a better life.
WHO LEADS IT?
Celebrate Recovery is conducted by Christians who have been through 12-step recovery themselves. They understand. Many have been dealt tragic blows in their lives. Our choices cause painful and lingering consequences, leading to guilt, remorse, grief, and shame. These individuals can truly understand and lead others.
WHO NEEDS IT?
Anyone can participate in Celebrate Recovery:
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
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday night, from 6 pm to 10 pm, 52 weeks a year even when Friday falls on a holiday! You do not need to be a member of Cornerstone Family Church to attend Celebrate Recovery.
To get started – just show up!
Child Care is available from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m.
Below is a breakdown of the evening’s events:
6:00-8:00 p.m. – Dinner.
Join us in the Common Ground for a home cooked meal, fellowship and time to just unwind. This free meal includes the main dish, drink, bread, and a salad.
7:00-8:00 p.m. – Large Group.
Everyone meets together in the Youth Worship Center for a time of worship, then a teaching or a testimony. There is no pre-registration or sign-ups. Upon arrival you’ll be greeted and handed a bulletin to help you become acclimated.
8:00-9:00 p.m. – Open Share Groups.
This is the time to break into recovery specific groups. Meet others with similar hurts, hang-ups and habits. These groups are gender specific.
8:00-9:00 p.m. – Celebrate Recovery 101.
This is a onetime meeting where you will learn more about Celebrate Recovery, hear personal mini-testimonies and ask direct questions. If you are new to recovery or a visitor, after the Large Group session we invite you to attend this meeting. (Meets in Catalyst Café in building 2)
9:00-10:00 p.m. – Café Time
Held in the Common Ground Café after Open Share Groups. This is a great time to fellowship with others from your group and to discover accountability relationships. Join us for refreshments and dessert.
For more information or to volunteer in Celebrate Recovery, please fill out and submit the form below.