Why Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program to help people overcome their hurts, habits and hang-ups. Based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory, our recovery program is unique, and effective in helping people change.
1. This Recovery Program is Based On God's Word
This recovery program use both the 12 steps and 8 principles based on God's Word- the Bible. When Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount, he began by stating "Eight Ways to Be Happy." Today we call them the Beatitudes. From a conventional viewpoint, most of these statements don't make sense. They sound like contradictions. But when you fully understand what Jesus is saying, you'll realize that these eight principles are God's road to recovery, wholeness, growth, and spiritual maturity.
2. This Recovery Program is Forward Looking
This recovery program is forward-looking. Celebrate Recovery focuses on the future. Regardless of what has already happened, the solution is to start making wise choices now and depend on Christ's power to help me make those changes.
3. This Recovery Program Emphasizes Personal Responsibility
This recovery program emphasizes personal responsibility. Instead of playing the "accuse and excuse" game of victimization, this program helps people face up to their own poor choices and deal with what they can do. We cannot control all that happens to us. But we can control how we respond to everything.
4. This Recovery Program Emphasizes Spiritual Commitment to Jesus Christ
This recovery program emphasizes spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ. The third principle calls for people to make a total surrender of their lives to Christ. Lasting recovery cannot happen without this step.
5. This Recovery Program Utilizes Biblical Truth
This recovery program utilizes the biblical truth that we need each other in order to grow spiritually and emotionally. It is built around small group interaction and the fellowship of a caring community.
6. This Recovery Program Addresses all Types of Habits, Hurts and Hang-ups
This recovery program addresses all types of habits, hurts and hang-ups. Some recovery programs deal only with alcohol or drugs or another single problem. But Celebrate Recovery is a "large umbrella" program under which a limitless number of issues can be dealt with.