Celebrate Recovery Inside is specifically for inmates that have been incarcerated. We are currently conducting meetings in the:
Lexington County Detention Center for both men and women
The purpose of Celebrate Recovery Inside as well as our Tuesday night meetings at First Baptist is to fellowship and celebrates God's healing power in our lives through the "8 Recovery Principles" and the "12 Steps" with Biblical comparisons. This experience allows participants to "be changed" and begin to build a life of responsible behavior. By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. Participants become free from their addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors and learn to take responsibility for their actions. Meetings include Praise and Worship, a testimony, or a teaching on one of the 12 steps, and small open share groups that are issue specific, such as, chemical dependency, sexual purity, or any other hurt, hang-up or habit. As they progress through the program, they discover personal love and respect for themselves and principles for healing and overcoming their past.
If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, contact Del Bargeron at 803-808-6869.
Celebrate Recovery® Inside is the prison and jail expression of Celebrate Recovery, a program of Saddleback Valley Community Church in Lake Forest, California, that encourages fellowship and celebrates Christ's healing power in the lives of people as they work their way along the road to recovery. Lives are changed as experiences, strengths, and hopes are shared with one another. In addition, individuals become willing to accept God's grace and forgiveness in solving life's problems. Many anonymous programs provide help for a single issue; alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, overeating, etc. Celebrate Recovery deals with the whole person, every kind of issue that keeps people from being who God created them to be. One may have an alcohol and drug addiction as well as struggle with sexual addiction, difficulty in overcoming a history of physical or sexual abuse, or anger and co-dependency issues, all at the same time. By working though the principles, participants grow spiritually, and are freed from their hurts, hang-ups, and addictive habits. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with others and the personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power, Jesus Christ. Since 1991 Celebrate Recovery has grown from one group at Saddleback Church to thousands of churches world-wide. In 1998 a faith-based prison program in New Mexico, Crossings, began to use Celebrate Recovery at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Las Cruces and quickly grew to five prisons. Since then hundreds of prisons and jails in the United States and other countries use CR Inside. Celebrate Recovery provides a natural transition back to the community from the institution since there are churches that have Celebrate Recovery in many communities. Additionally, there is an opportunity for the family of the incarcerated person to receive help as they become involved in Celebrate Recovery at the local level during their loved one's incarceration.
Celebrate Recovery Inside
CR Inside meets as a small group working the 12 Steps to Recovery