PURPOSE OF THE CELEBRATE RECOVERY MINISTRIES 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 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.
We’re excited about this dynamic, life changing environment called Celebrate Recovery. Fourteen years ago, Celebrate Recovery was developed and launched with 43 people at Saddleback Valley Community Church in Orange County, California. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Today CR is gaining national recognition and churches all over America are adopting it and seeing lives changed for God. President George W. Bush said of Celebrate Recovery that it does what government cannot – it changes hearts and minds.
You can get involved and your role with Celebrate Recovery can be a part of that change. God will use you in ways you can’t even imagine to turn lives around. God can use your painful experiences and your struggles to help others. By working through the program, you can see growth in yourself while you are reaching out and helping others. As you will see there are many opportunities available for service.