purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God's healing
power in our lives through the eight recovery principles found in the Beatitudes
and Christ-centered 12-steps. 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 the Christ-centered steps and applying their
biblical principles found in the Beatitudes, 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 principles and the steps
we discover our personal, loving, and forgiving Higher Power - Jesus Christ.
Recovery Small Groups CAN:
you a safe place to share your experiences, strengths, and hopes with
others who are going through a Christ-centered recovery.
you with a leader who has gone through a similar hurt, hang-up, or
habit that will facilitate the group as it focuses on a particular
principle each week. The leader will also keep Celebrate Recovery's "five
you with the opportunity to find an accountability partner or a sponsor.
you to attend other recovery meetings held throughout the week.
Recovery Small Groups will NOT:
to offer any professional clinical advice. Our leaders are not counselors.
We will provide you with a list of approved counseling referrals.
its members to attempt to fix one another.
safe place to share
place for belonging
place to care for others and be cared for
respect is given to each member
confidentiality is highly regarded
place to learn
place to grow and become strong
you can take off your mask
place for healthy challenges and healthy risks
possible turning point in your life
We Are NOT:
place for selfish control Therapy
place for secrets
place to look for dating relationships
place to rescue or be rescued by others
place for perfection
place to judge others
grace is enough for you . . .
My grace is enough for you; for where there is weakness, my power is
shown more completely. Therefore, I have cheerfully made up my mind
to be proud of my weaknesses, because they mean a deeper experience
of the Power of Christ. I can even enjoy weaknesses, insults, privations,
persecutions, and difficulties for Christ's sake. For my very weakness
makes me strong in Him.
Step Men's and Women's Groups
as needed on weeknights to work through a 4-book curriculum study to help
us overcome our hurts, habits, hang-ups. Contact Marion Zeigler (803-983-0192)
or Rodney Howard (803-983-4347) for more information.
Principles Based on the Beatitudes
I'm not God. I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do
the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.
Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.
believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power
to help me recover.
Happy are those who mourn. God will comfort them.
choose to commit all my life and will to Christ's care and control.
Happy are the humble.
examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
Happy are the pure in heart.
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.
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.
a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer
in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to
follow His will.
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
Steps and Their Biblical Comparisons
We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors,
that our lives had become unmanageable.
I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.
For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. (Romans
2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore
us to sanity.
For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his
good purpose. (Philippians 2:13)
3. We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your
bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual
act of worship. (Romans 12:1)
4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD. (Lamentations
5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact
nature of our wrongs.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so
that you may be healed. (James 5:16)
6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. (James
7. We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
B 8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to
make amends to them all.
Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31)
9. We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when
to do so would injure them or others.
Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember
that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front
of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer
your gift. (Matthew 5:23-24)
10. We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! (1
11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact
with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. (Colossians 3:16)
12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we
try to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in
all our affairs.
Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should
restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. (Galatians