Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery ministry that is based on God’s word and seeks to help those who want freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups (character defects) and unhealthy habits or addictions. It follows a program that is based on 8 Godly Principles from the Beatitudes and a 12 Step Recovery Process.
The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to provide a safe, non-judgmental place where hurting people can open up and share their struggles, strengths and hopes with one another. CR also provides caring fellowship, where people can celebrate God’s healing power in their lives and offer hope to others. Through this experience, hurting people become willing to accept God’s grace in solving their life’s problems and begin to grow spiritually. They become free from their hurts and dysfunctional behaviors and go on to experience peace, joy, serenity and a stronger personal relationship with God and others. The program provides opportunity for people to give back by assisting the ministry through volunteering and by sharing their testimony if they so desire.
THURSDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE
6-7 pm: Meal (adults and children with adult supervision)
7-8 pm: Large group worship and lesson/testimony
8-9 pm: Gender specific small share groups
(Childcare provided for infants through k from 7-9 pm)
Thursday Evenings from 7-9 pm
Celebration Place is a 52-week program for grades 1-5 that mirrors the Celebrate Recovery one-year, large group teaching schedule and curriculum plan. This means that while adults explore topics that bring healing and wholeness, their kids are discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways!
Celebration Place is the uplifting, hope-filled, children's companion to Celebrate Recovery where you'll find lessons that give children truths that help them avoid cycles of hurts, hang-ups and habits; ways to draw close to Jesus during challenging times; language and experiences to understand what's happening in their homes; friendships with other children whose parents are taking the hard step of resolving their pain and moving forward in life.
Designed for 5 to 13 year-olds, Celebration Place gives you everything you need to lead kids in making Jesus the foundation of their lives, break cycles of dysfunction, and join their parents in forgiveness and healing.
Parents (or guardians) must attend the Celebrate Recovery program for their children to attend Celebration Place.
Thursday Evenings from 7-9 pm.
The Landing, for students in grades 6-12, is an ongoing 52-week program based on the beatitudes where Jesus laid out principles for happiness in the Sermon on the Mount. It is for teenagers who are struggling to live their lives in a healthy, God-honoring way. It is a safe, healing place where teenagers can live a freer, healthier and more God-centered life.
The Landing can help foster hope, truth and joy as teenagers embark on an exciting year-long journey of engaging videos, meaningful experiences, vibrant worship and great conversation as they develop true friendships with other teens. The Landing breaks the cycle of dysfunction, giving our students the tools to face life's hurts, hang-ups and habits in a new and healthy, effective way.
GriefShare is a 13 week support group that meets to offer Biblical concepts of healing after the loss of a loved one. We typically offer this group twice a year. You will find a warm caring environment and an “oasis” on your long journey through grief. Our group will meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm in Room 20, beginning April 5th. The group is led by Marian Goheen and Leslie Hamilton. You are invited to attend.
DivorceCare is a 13 week support group to help you find help for the hurts resulting from divorce. We schedule this support group as the need is made known. The next group meetings will be posted here when they are scheduled.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions, concerns, or prayer requests.
Phil Whitbeck - Associate Pastor
Earnie Lewis - Director of Recovery Ministries
Ron Manker - Celebrate Recovery Co-Director
Carol Garmire - Celebrate Recovery Co-Director
Jessi Sams - Administrative Assistant