What is Celebrate Recovery?
The purpose of Christ’s Family Church’s Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through 8 RECOVERY Principles and the Christ-centered 12 Steps. This experience allows us to be changed. We open the door for transformation by sharing our experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our life’s challenges.
By working the steps and applying their Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others. As we progress through the 8 principles we discover a personal, loving, and forgiving Jesus Christ.
The Road to Recovery
8 Principles Based on the Beatitudes
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. (Step 1)
“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. (Step 2)
“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.
(Step 3) “Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5
Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
(Steps 4 & 5) “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. (Steps 6 & 7)
“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. (Steps 8 & 9) “Happy are the merciful.” Matthew 5:7
“Happy are the peacemakers. ” Matthew 5:9
Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in
order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow
His will. (Steps 10 & 11)
Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my
example and by my words. (Step 12)
“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”