What is Celebrate Recovery?

CR is a recovery program based on the actual words of Jesus. Over 25 years ago CR was started by John Baker at Saddleback Church. It was designed as a program to help those struggling  by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. If you are dealing with addiction (drugs, alcohol, food, sex & relationships, gambling, pornography, candycrush, cell phone, ect..), anger, depression, co-dependency, unforgiveness, eating disorders, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, PTSD, or any other issue; CR is for you!

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When is Celebrate Recovery & What to Expect?

We meet every Wednesday at 6pm for dinner followed by a short message and music at 6:30. After that we celebrate our recovery with a chip ceremony commemorating our progress and victory through Jesus Christ. Then we recite the 12 steps or 8 principles of celebrate recovery before listening to a lesson or testimony. We close by saying the serenity prayer and break off into our small groups- the men have one group, the women have the other. Step-studies are offered throughout the year and occur on a different day than CR.

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Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that you will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this live and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.

  Reinhold Niebuhr

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Click below to go to the official Celebrate Recovery website for more information or to find a meeting near you.