Welcome to Celebrate Recovery
Where we learn to deal with Hurts, Habits & Hung-ups.
Celebrate Recovery(CR) is a Christ based recovery program, anchored in the bible. There are recovery programs that have been used over time. The difference between CR and others is that, we are clear about who our Higher Power is. We are structured around 12 steps and 8 principles based on the beatitudes. CR was founded in 2001 at Saddleback Church, by Pastor John Baker, a recovering Alcoholic. The church Lead Pastor Rick Warren is the author of the best seller purpose driven life.
The Bible clearly states “all have sinned.” It is our nature to sin. None of us is untainted. Because of sin, we’ve all hurt ourselves, we’ve all hurt other people, and others have hurt us. These lead to us carrying the hurts, that give us hang ups that turn into habits. These fashion our character which simply put is; the simple things we do every day the same way. This means each of us needs repentance and recovery, in order to live our lives the way God intended.
God does not waste a Hurt
You’ve undoubtedly heard the expression “time heals all wounds.” Unfortunately, it isn’t true. Change is a product of what we do during the passing time. CR provides the avenue that gives the journey value and eventual change. CR is not a patient doctor forum, rather than a place where each participant shares their experiences with each other. Through these shares in the small groups, God transforms our lives.
As a recovering alcoholic, CR has been of immense value to me. I have seen other Men and women who have been either abused, addicted, or bitter with everyone other than themselves transformed.
Come and see what God can do in your life, like he has done in mine and others