IS CELEBRATE RECOVERY FOR ME?
Watch this short welcome video to hear why and for whom CR exists. This may be the answer you've been looking for!
What is Celebrate Recovery
Every Monday at 6:45pm
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.
For more information email Missy Turner at email@example.com
or Scott Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org
History of Celebrate Recovery
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.
what to expect
6:00pm – Fellowship
Gather in the main lobby for coffee, laughter & fellowship.
6:45pm– Large Group Session
Everyone meets together for a time of worship then a teaching, testimony or special guest speaker.
5 minute break between sessions.
7:45pm – Small Group Sessions
This is the time to break into recovery-specific groups. Meet others with similar hurts, hang-ups and habits.
These groups are gender-specific.
Generally the meetings will be over around 8:30pm.
This may vary slightly depending on the dynamics of the small group that night.
Childcare is available if need, ages 1-12.
There is no fee for this. Please let us know if you need childcare.
Missy & Scott Turner (Ministry Leaders)
Pat Patten (Pastor of Pastoral Care)
Small Groups Available
3 Women’s Codependent and A-Z
Women’s Chemical Dependency
Men’s codependent and A-Z
2 Men’s Chemical Dependency
Men’s Sexual Integrity
Newcomers 101 Introduction to CR
Watch these videos to see just how life-changing Celebrate Recovery can be!