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- Jim Stephens (Pastor - The Journey Church)
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Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery Ministry

The purpose of The Journey'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 life 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.

Everyone is welcome and accepted here, no judgements, no lectures, no hassles - just help, love and support! This is what you have been seeking to make a difference in your life and in the lives of others.

Who is Celebrate Recovery For?
It's for anyone, young, old, male, female, you, and me. It's for anyone who has a habit, hurt, or a hang-up, or anyone who wants to reach out and help others. The biblical principles modeled through the twelve steps can help all of us. So this isn't just about drugs and alcohol, it is about finding healing from anything that is keeping us from the life God meant for each of us to have. It is about growth, getting healthy again, and growing closer to God. Whatever you are struggling with, addiction, anger, drugs, alcohol, pornography, anxiety, depression, or any other life issues you may have Celebrate Recovery can help.

Eight Recovery Principles based on the BEATITUDES

R = Principle 1 Realize I'm not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable. (See Romans 7:15 - 17)
"Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor"

E = Principle 2 Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to him, and that he has the power to help me recover. (See Hebrews 11:6)
"Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted"

C = Principle 3 Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ's care and control.
"Happy are the meek"

O = Principle 4 Openly examine and confess my faults to God, to myself, and to someone I trust.
"Happy are the pure in heart"

V = Principle 5 Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
"Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires"

E = Principle 6 Evaluate all my relationships; Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I've done to others except when to do so would harm them or others.
"Happy are the merciful" "Happy are the peacemakers"

R = Principle 7 Reserve a daily time with God for self examination, Bible readings and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.

Y = Principle 8 Yield myself to God to be used 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"

Celebrate Recovery is:
  • A safe place to share.
  • A refuge.
  • A place of belonging.
  • A place to care for others and be cared for.
  • Where respect is given to each member.
  • Where confidentiality is highly regarded.
  • A place to learn.
  • A place to demonstrate genuine love.
  • A place to grow and become strong again.
  • A place for progress.
  • Where you can take off your mask and allow others to know who you are.
  • A place for healthy challenges and healthy risks.
  • A possible turning point in your life.

Celebrate Recovery is NOT:
  • A place for selfish control.
  • Therapy.
  • A place for secrets.
  • A place to look for dating relationships.
  • A place to rescue or be rescued by others.
  • A place for perfection.
  • A long-term commitment.
  • A place to judge others.
  • A quick fix.

We do not yet have the Celebrate Recovery Program. We will implement this program when someone steps forward to be a leader for this much needed intervention that many are waiting for. We are praying that God will place this concern upon someone�s heart and gift that person with the desire and abilities needed to lead the church in this area.

Maybe God has put this upon your heart.