What is Celebrate Recovery?

The purpose of CR is to help people find freedom from hurts, habits and hang-ups including addictions, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. The purpose of CrossPointe Church´s Celebrate Recovery ministry is to fellowship and celebrate God´s healing power in our lives through the "8 Recovery Principles." This experience allows us to "be changed." We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God´s grace in solving our lives´ 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. As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power - Jesus Christ, the one and only true Higher Power. 





6:30pm – Doors Open & Fellowship 
Gather in the main lobby for some fellowship.

7:00pm– Large Group 

Everyone meets together for a time of worship, then a teaching, testimony or special guest speaker. 

8:00pm – Small Groups 
This is the time to break into gender specific and recovery specific groups. Meet others with similar hurts, hang-ups and habits. 


Generally the meetings will be over around 8:45pm. This may vary slightly depending on the dynamics of the small group that night.


Free childcare is available if needed, ages 1-12. Please let us know if you need childcare.


Celebrate Recovery started in 1991 at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. At that time, the church was meeting at a high school gymnasium. John Baker wrote Pastor Rick Warren the “now-famous, concise, 13-page, single-spaced” letter outlining the vision God had given John for Celebrate Recovery. After reading John’s letter, Pastor Rick said, “Great, John — go do it!”

The first night 43 people attended, and Celebrate Recovery was born. Beginning with only four Open Share Groups — Men’s and Women’s Chemical Dependency and Men’s and Women’s Codependency — the ministry has grown to over 14 groups today. Over 27,000 people have gone through the program at Saddleback Church. Many of them are now serving in Celebrate Recovery and the Church. Celebrate Recovery is the number one outreach ministry at Saddleback Church, with over 70 percent of its members now coming from outside the church.


The first 10 years were the birth stage of Celebrate Recovery, and now God is calling us to take it to the world. There are now 35,000 Celebrate Recovery churches around the world, and that number continues to grow. We are part of a movement that is bringing the healing power of Jesus Christ to the hurting and broken through working Celebrate Recovery’s Step Studies, The Journey Begins, and The Journey Continues. To date, over 5 million individuals have completed a Step Study.

In addition, Celebrate Recovery is not just growing in churches, but in recovery houses, rescue missions, universities, and prisons around the world. New Mexico was the first state to adopt Celebrate Recovery into its state prison system and now has Celebrate Recovery pods in all its state prisons. In August 2004, Celebrate Recovery was announced as California’s state-approved substance abuse program for prisons. This is an exciting and growing outreach opportunity for every Celebrate Recovery. We are a part of something much larger than one church’s Celebrate Recovery. We are part of a movement that God is blessing.

The History of Celebrate Recovery


We aren't meant to live this life alone. The best way to enjoy God and each other is to do life together! Each week we offer small groups for All sorts of hurts, habits and hang ups.


Step Studies are in-depth small group studies within Celebrate Recovery which meet weekly. It is for those wishing to go beyond the regular small group meetings at the regular CR each week. In these studies, participants will work through the 12-steps essential for healing from hurts, habits and hang-ups.

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Celebrate Recovery Leaders

Celebrate Recovery at CrossPointe has an amazing team of men and women that serve as staff and volunteers. To contact our pastor or ministry leaders click their picture below or click here.

Pat Patten

Pat Patten

Pastoral Care Pastor

Scott & Missy Turner

Scott & Missy Turner

Ministry Leaders



We are always interested in connecting with people that want to impact lives for Jesus!

If you're interested in serving in Celebrate Recovery please message Scott or Missy Turner



Keep up with Celebrate Recovery @ CrossPointe Church!


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