Celebrate Recovery (CR) utilizes the teachings of Jesus and biblical principles as the basis for a process that helps people work through the things that can create such difficulty in their lives. While it can help those who are struggling with chemical dependencies or other addictive behaviors, it is not just for individuals in those situations. The truths that this process is based upon can help any of us deal with those things causing hurt in our lives, enabling us to recognize our hang-ups so we can move past them and overcome the unhealthy habits we have developed.
Day/Time Wednesday evenings, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Student Center (Room 167) at Greenville Oaks [map]
Due to health & safety concerns about the COVID-19 virus, childcare is currently not available.
WHAT HAPPENS AT CELEBRATE RECOVERY
We invite you to come to Celebrate Recovery for a special experience:
We invite you to come to Celebrate Recovery for a cup of coffee or glass of water and some special experiences:
We open with a time of light refreshments and casual conversation at our Common Ground Café. Everyone is welcome to this informal time that proceeds the evening program.
Our large group begins with everyone together, worshiping with songs that celebrate our God (the "celebrate" of Celebrate Recovery), who is bigger than our struggles and helps us overcome them. We follow worship with teaching from a Celebrate Recovery leader or a personal story (testimony) from someone who shares how God helped them overcome their struggle. With them, we celebrate the victory God has provided.
Smaller, gender-specific groups follow. In these “open share” groups, participants share anything they choose about their own issues and challenges. No one is required to share anything more than they choose to share. In open share groups, we only listen and provide support, never challenging or trying to “fix” each other.
WHY DO WE NEED CELEBRATE RECOVERY
No one is perfect; the Bible clearly indicates that we all have sinned. Similarly, we all carry the baggage of unhealthy habits and hang-ups, created by the hurts from painful or difficult experiences. You are welcome to bring your baggage with you to Celebrate Recovery. Everyone is welcome, regardless of the details of their struggles. Discover how God showers His grace to free you from the chains of your hurts, hang-ups, and habits so you can experience healing. Through God's power, anything is possible! Nothing is too bad, too broken, or too big for God. Celebrate Recovery provides hope for us all.
- There is hope for healing from our hurts
Hurts are emotional reactions to disturbing situations or behaviors. (abuse, abandonment, co-dependency, divorce, relationship issues)
- There is hope for healing from our hang-ups
Hang-ups are negative mental attitudes used to cope with adversity. (anger, depression, fear, unforgiveness)
- There is hope for healing from our habits:
Habits are things we do to feel better and avoid pain. (alcoholism, drugs, food, gambling, sex, shopping, smoking, co-dependency)
Jesus Christ is our Hope. Celebrate Recovery helps us experience His power in our lives!
GIVE TO CELEBRATE RECOVERY
Online giving provides a fast, convenient, and secure way for you to give one-time gifts or recurring donations by debit card, check card, or credit card (Visa/Mastercard/ Discover Card). When giving online, you must choose "'Celebrate Recovery" from the drop-down menu.
The Greenville Oaks online giving system requires the use of a secure account. A first-time user must set up an account with a user name and password for access.
WHO NEEDS CELEBRATE RECOVERY
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered ministry that is helpful for everyone.
Celebrate Recovery is different than stereotypical “recovery programs” that focus specifically on dealing with addictive behaviors like alcoholism, substance abuse, or sexual addictions. While it is very effective in helping people overcome those destructive behaviors, it is also a powerful process helpful to anyone struggling with a wide variety of other life challenges.
Celebrate Recovery participants struggle with issues which may include, but are not limited to:
|sexual abuse||sexual addiction||pornography|
|lust||eating disorders||food addiction|
|grief||controlling or hurtful relationships||rejection|
|need to control||insecurity||anger|
|co-dependency||other relationship issues|
Celebrate Recovery helps address these issues and provides healing in an environment of love, acceptance, and confidentiality.
Celebrate Recovery is for you if you've ever asked yourself questions like:
- What am I supposed to do when life hurts this badly?
- Why do I keep hurting people around me?
- Is there a better way to cope with my harmful habits?
- Does anyone really even care about me or my problems?
- What do I have to do to stop living like this?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Celebrate Recovery?
Celebrate Recovery is a process for developing a stronger relationship with God and working through the hurts, hang-ups, and habits that we experience in life.
Who is Celebrate Recovery for?
Celebrate Recovery is designed for anyone (18 years or older) who is interested in experiencing a healthy resolution of hurts, hang-ups, and habits, regardless of what they might be.
Isn’t this one of those twelve-step programs for people who have addictions?
Celebrate Recovery can help people with various addictions, but is helpful for people struggling with things we don’t think of as addictions. This ministry helps people in a wide variety of situations work through things to become more healthy and live an abundant life of peace as God intends us to live.
Does Celebrate Recovery require people to bare your soul to people in the group, whether you want to or not?
No one is ever required to share anything more than they choose to share in Celebrate Recovery.
Isn’t there a problem with someone talking about something that is shared in Celebrate Recovery outside the meeting that would hurt someone else?
Everything shared in Celebrate Recovery is confidential and anonymous. No one is allowed to repeat anything they hear another person say in the meetings.
How much does it cost to participate in Celebrate Recovery?
There is never a charge to attend a Celebrate Recovery meeting. An offering is available each week on a strictly voluntary basis for those who wish to give.
People can purchase materials if they choose.
Is childcare provided?
Yes. Childcare is available and offered without charge. Anyone who needs childcare is asked to register their children in advance so we can ensure we have an appropriate number of people to help.
When does Celebrate Recovery happen?
Celebrate Recovery at Greenville Oaks meets every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with a time for refreshments and visiting together afterward.