Celebrate Recovery

WHAT IS CELEBRATE RECOVERY?

Celebrate Recovery is a Bible-based, Christ-centered recovery program for those who struggle with life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. Its curriculum takes participants through The 8 Recovery Principles, which are based on the Beatitudes.
You may be thinking that recovery is only for those with alcohol or drug problems. This could not be further from the truth. Most of life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits can be addressed through this one ministry, including problems with abuse, anger, grief, alcohol, drugs, depression, guilt and shame, financial loss, divorce, dysfunctional families, sexual problems, eating disorders, and much more!  

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM CELEBRATE RECOVERY?

In physical health, the term “recovery” refers to the process of moving from illness to wellness. Our hurts, hang-ups and habits are like spiritual illnesses. By using the tools of Celebrate Recovery, we can begin to move from spiritual illness to spiritual wellness. Some might say we move from bondage-to-self to freedom-in-Christ. Others might say we move from self-reliance to faith-in-Christ.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A CELEBRATE RECOVERY MEETING?

Each week we begin with a large group meeting designed for the participant to set aside the busyness and stress of the outside world by entering into a time of prayer, praise and worship, and teaching as a way of getting in touch with the one and only Higher Power, Jesus Christ.
Next we meet in an open share small group immediately after the large group meeting which is a place for the participant to connect with other Celebrate Recovery attendees. This is a safe place where participants can be in gender-specific groups and issue-specific groups.
Newcomers 101 is for first-time attendees and will help you better understand what Celebrate Recovery is all about as well as provide you the opportunity to ask questions or process your feelings in a safe environment before you make a commitment to a small group.

IS CELEBRATE RECOVERY THE RIGHT PLACE FOR ME?

Celebrate Recovery offers a person the opportunity to participate in a group fellowship where love and hope combine with God's purpose to mend our lives. Ask yourself:
  • Are there things in my life that I do that hurt me or others?
  • Is there something in my life that I wish I could live without?
  • Is there something I have tried to quit but can’t do so on my own?
  • Do I have a painful habit or hang-up from which I need to be freed?
  • Is there one particular thing I can’t let go of that is destroying my life?
  • Is it time to admit that my life is out of control?
  • Are there people in my life I am trying to fix?
  • Am I a people pleaser?
If you answered “yes” to any of these statements, then we urge you to attend a Celebrate Recovery meeting to see if it is right for you.

WHEN IS THE NEXT CELEBRATE RECOVERY MEETING?

Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday of the year because life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits don’t take a holiday! Celebrate Recovery meets in the main sanctuary at Church of the Saviour located at 651 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, PA 19087. Large Group at 5:30pm, Open Share Groups at 6:30pm.
In case of snow. If the campus is closed, C/R meeting will be canceled until the following week.

WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE IT EVERY WEEK?

You are welcome to come whenever you can to the Large Group and the Small Open Share Groups on Wednesday nights. However, if you join a Step Study, you will be expected to come each week until the curriculum is completed. As with any endeavor, the more effort you put into Celebrate Recovery, the more benefit you will receive for your own personal recovery.
For more information, email us at celebraterecovery@coswayne.org!