A Christ-centered 12-step program

Friday Night's Schedule
6:00 p.m. - Meal $5 adults and $3 children
7:00 p.m. - Live Music/Testimony or Teaching
8:00 p.m. - Open Share Groups for Men and Women
9:00 p.m. - Desserts at "The Solid Rock Café"

  

  The 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.

Celebrate Recovery Small Groups CAN:

  • Provide you a safe place to share your experiences, strengths, and hopes with others who are going through a Christ-centered recovery.
  • Provide 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 rules."
  • Provide you with the opportunity to find an accountability partner or a sponsor.
  • Encourage you to attend other recovery meetings held throughout the week.

Celebrate Recovery Small Groups will NOT:

  • Attempt to offer any professional clinical advice. Our leaders are not counselors. We will provide you with a list of approved counseling referrals.
  • Allow its members to attempt to fix one another.

Things We ARE:

  • A safe place to share
  • A refuge
  • A place for 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 grow and become strong
  • Where you can take off your mask
  • A place for healthy challenges and healthy risks
  • A possible turning point in your life

Things We Are 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


My 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.
                                                                                      2 Corinthians 12:9-10



Twelve Step Men's and Women's Groups

Formed 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.


Eight Principles Based on the Beatitudes

  1. Realize 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.

  2. Earnestly 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.

  3. Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ's care and control.
    Happy are the humble.
  4. Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
    Happy are the pure in heart.

  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.

  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.

  7. Reserve 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.

  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.


Twelve Steps and Their Biblical Comparisons

1. 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 7:18)

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 of God.
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 3:40)

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 4:10)

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 admitted it.
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! (1 Corinthians 10:12)

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 that out.
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 6:1)

 

 

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