Celebrate Recovery is a group that meets in order to help support one another in our hurts, hang-ups and habits. There are 5 (open share) guidelines and 8 recovery principles that the small groups follows.
- We meet Thursdays at the Wescosville Campus
- 6:00 – 6:30 pm: Connections Café (Snacks & Drinks)
- 6:55 – 7:0 pm: Five Minute Countdown
- 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Large Group Meeting (Music, Teaching, Testimonies)
- 8:00 – 9:00 pm: Open Share Small Groups (Includes gender-specific groups)
- 9:00 – 9:30 pm: Connections Café (Fellowship)
The Five Guidlines
- Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings. Limit your sharing to 3-5 minutes.
- There is NO cross talk. Cross talk is when two individuals engage in conversation excluding all others. Each person is free to express his or her feelings without interruptions.
- We are here to support one another, not “fix” another.
- Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group. The only exception is when someone threatens to injure themselves or others.
- Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered recovery group.
The Eight Principles to Celebrate Recovery
Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.
Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor. Matthew 5:3
Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.
Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
Happy are the meek. Matthew 5:5
Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
Happy are the pure in heart. Matthew 5:8
Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires. Matthew 5:6
Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
Happy are the merciful. Happy are the peacemakers. Matthew 5:7 & 9
Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.
Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires! Matthew 5:10