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Celebrate Recovery is a Biblical and balanced program to help anyone overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups. It is based on the actual words of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount. While undoubtedly many lives have been helped through classic, 12-step programs, those programs are generally vague about the nature of God, the saving power of Jesus Christ and ministry of the Holy Spirit. By applying Biblical principles, we become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, joy and–most importantly–a stronger, personal relationship with God and others.
Hebrews 12:1b says, “…let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” There are many unhealthy issues that weigh us down and hinder God’s people. Some of those include codependency, chemical addictions, bitterness, fear, eating disorders, sexual addiction, pride, depression and anger.
Celebrate Recovery is a safe place that strictly adheres to confidentiality and anonymity. It is structured in such a way that people can come and take their masks off without fear of rejection, judgment, condemnation or criticism.
Every Friday night at Glendale Christian Church
6:00 – The Way Café ($3 suggested donation)
7:00 – Large Group Meeting and Worship (lessons and testimonies)
8:00 – Small Groups (gender specific)
Childcare is available – 6:30 to 9:00 (see information below on Celebration Place)
The recovery process enables us to move toward greater freedom from addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. As stated above, that freedom creates peace, joy and a stronger, personal relationship with God and others.
Celebrate Recovery is to create fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the practice of twelve steps. This experience allows us to be “changed.”
Whether your issues involve your behavior or someone else’s behavior, you will be comfortable at Celebrate Recovery.
Realize I am not God. I admit I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable. “Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.”
Earnestly believe God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover. “Happy are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. “Happy are the meek.”
Openly examine and confess my faults to God, to myself, and to another person whom I trust. “Happy are the pure in heart.”
Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life. “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.”
Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I have done to others, without expecting any reward. “Happy are the merciful…Happy are the peacemakers.”
Reserve a daily time with God for prayer, Bible reading and self examination in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. “Happy are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness.”
Yield myself to be used by God to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words. “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”
Celebration Place is a 52-week, complementary children’s resource to Celebrate Recovery. While adults explore topics that bring healing and wholeness, kids discover the same truths in age-appropriate ways! Celebration Place gives kids:
Celebration Place helps lead kids as they make Jesus the enduring, rock-solid foundation of their lives and is designed to inspire them with hope, joy and happiness while they learn to rely on God.
John Baker, founder of Celebrate Recovery, says, “The Celebration Place dream is to put Celebrate Recovery out of business by breaking the cycles of dysfunction in our families.”
Celebration Place meets every Friday night, 6:30-9:00, during Celebrate Recovery. For more information, feel free to contact Michele Harkins at 417.777.1898.
If all your pursuits to find life and to ease your pain have led to more pain and emptiness, maybe it is time to consider something else. Join us as, together, we pursue real life in Jesus Christ and celebrate the recovery only He can bring through His people and His Word.
A warm welcome awaits you! If you or someone you love is struggling with life’s hurts, hang-ups, habits, or addictions, Celebrate Recovery is for you! For more information, feel free to check us out at Facebook.com/CelebrateRecoverySpringfield. You may also contact Heather Felske at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 281.883.8783.