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Celebrate Recovery

Dealing with Hurts, Habits & Hang-Ups

How can Celebrate Recovery help me?

Many Christians today struggle with sins and remain under the control of the world and all its vices and entrapments. Celebrate Recovery is a recovery ministry based on biblical principles with a goal to let God work through us in providing His healing power through a Christ-centered 12 Step program. This experience allows people to be "changed" spiritually by working through sound biblical principles. 

Participants open the door by sharing their experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, they become willing to accept God's grace and forgiveness in solving life's problems. Celebrate Recovery provides a safe place for individuals to begin their journey of breaking out from their bondage and into God's grace (II Corinthians 12:9), by helping them to start dealing with their life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits. 

Chris Kinner

Celebrate Recovery Pastor

Does “Recovery” mean I need to be recovering from alcohol or drugs?

No! This ministry is for all types of problems and addictions, which are unhealed, unmet or unresolved.

These may include:

Overeating
Overspending
Sexual Addiction
Depression
Codependency
Drug/Alcohol Addiction
Grief
Anger
Any Hurt, Habit or Hang-up

Newcomers 101 class is designed for first time visitors to CR with HOPE to introduce them to the structure of the meetings. This class will also cover the small group guidelines/rules to follow and start working through Principles 1-3. Upon completion participants will be moved into their gender & issue specific open share groups to continue their journey on the Road to Recovery.

In order to gain the full benefits of Celebrate Recovery, participants are encouraged to attend Open Share Groups on Friday nights and participate in a Step Study group on another night or day of the week. In Large Group we hear teachings on the 8 principles and the 12 Christ-Centered Steps and personal testimonies of changed lives. Open Share groups provide recovery specific issues and solutions while step study groups provide an opportunity to thoroughly work the steps in a group setting rather than alone.

Step Study groups meet once per week until completion of the 4 participant guides. This typically is nine to twelve months. Each Step Study meeting typically lasts 1½ -2 hours.

The 4 participant guides are based on the 12 Christ-Centered Steps and the 8 Recovery Principles. Working through this 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 life problems.

Men's Groups
  • Hurts, Habits & Hang-ups - This small group can encompass many different struggles, whether you're the spouse of an addict, sexual abuse, anger, anxiety or you have multiple issues that you are currently working through, you're welcome here.

  • Substance Abuse (Alcohol/Chemical) - Addiction is a pattern or a trained response to an internal reaction to painful experiences and wounds. One creates that pattern to survive and to function as a natural response. Relying on Christ amid pain requires trust and intentionality. This is NOT natural. It has to become a pattern also.

  • Pride - Pride is hungry for attention, respect, and worship in all its forms. Maybe it sounds like shameless boasting about ourselves. Maybe it’s being unable to say “no” to anyone because we need to be needed. Maybe it looks like obsessively thirsting for marriage — or fantasizing about a better marriage — because you’re hungry to be adored. Maybe it looks like being haunted by your desire for the right car or the right house or the right title at work: all because you seek the glory that comes from men, not God. Pride prefers some people over others. It honors those who the world deems worthy of honor, giving more weight to their words, their wants, and their needs. There’s a thrill that goes through me when people with “power” acknowledge me. We consciously or unconsciously pass over the weak, the inconvenient, and the unattractive, because they don’t seem to offer us much. Maybe more of us struggle with pride than we thought. (This was taken with permission from the author from Fabienne Harford at www.desiringgod.org.)

Women's Groups
  • Hurts, Habits, & Hang-ups - This small group can encompass many different struggles, whether you're the spouse of an addict, sexual abuse, anger, anxiety or you have multiple issues that you are currently working through, you're welcome here.

  • Codependency - This group is for those struggling with the compulsion to rescue and take care of others, have difficulty setting boundaries, or recognizing their own worth. Members in this group learn to express their own needs and wants in healthy ways.

  • Eating Disorders / Depression - Eating disorders involve extreme disturbances in eating behavior. An eating disorder can be characterized by an excessive or compulsive consumption of food and/or getting rid of food, commonly known at bingeing and purging. It may also be characterized by self-induced starvation and excessive and unhealthy weight loss. We may have believed the lie that our bodies define who we are, and that changing our body image to fit an imagined standard would bring fulfillment, peace and acceptance into our chaotic lives. We may have jeopardized our relationships, health, jobs, morals, and values to ensure we meet these imagined standards. 

  • Substance Abuse (Alcohol/Chemical) - Addiction is a pattern or a trained response to an internal reaction to painful experiences and wounds. One creates that pattern to survive and to function as a natural response. Relying on Christ amid pain requires trust and intentionality. This is NOT natural. It has to become a pattern also.


If you want more information about the above issues and more then follow this link below.

https://hpcc.church/cr-issues-pdfs/

 

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Dinner & Fellowship
5:30 – 6:15 pm

Lesson or Testimony
6:20 pm

Gender Specific Issues
7:30 pm

Dessert, Fellowship & Food Bank
8:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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