Celebrate Recovery | Help for hurts, habits, & hangups
- The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the eight recovery principles found in the Beatitudes and Christ-centered 12 Steps. This experience allows us to be changed. We open the door by sharing our experiences, victories, and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our life problems.
By working the Christ-centered steps and applying their biblical principles found in the Beatitudes, 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 principles and steps, we discover our personal, loving, and forgiving Higher Power – Jesus Christ!
Things we ARE:
>> a safe place to share
>> a refuge
>> a place of belonging
>> a place to care for others and be cared for
>> a place where respect is given to each member
>> a place where confidentiality is highly regarded
>> a place to learn
>> a place to grow and become strong again
>> a place where you can take off your mask
>> a place for healthy challenges and healthy risks
>> a possible turning point in your life
Things we are NOT:
>> a place for selfish control
>> a place for therapy
>> a place for secrets
>> a place to look for dating relationships
>> a place to rescue or be rescued by others
>> a place for perfection
>> a place to judge others
>> a quick fix
- Join us in Room 106/107 on Thursday nights beginning at 6:30 PM. We gather as a large group for encouragement, and then we break into specific small groups to tackle particular issues. We have a men’s group, two women’s groups, the Bridge (for families), and the Landing (for high school students; August-May).
Small Groups WILL:
>> Provide you a safe place to share your experiences, victories, and hopes with others who are going through a Christ-centered recovery.
>> Provide you with a leader who has gone through a similar hurt, hang-up, or habit, who will facilitate the group as it focuses on a particular principle each week. The leader will also keep Celebrate Recovery’s “Five Small Group Guidelines”.
>> Provide you with the opportunity to find an accountability partner or a sponsor.
>> Encourage you to attend other recovery meetings held throughout the week.Small Groups will NOT:
>> Attempt to offer any profesional clinical advice. Our leaders are not counselors.
>> Allow its members to attempt to “fix” one another.
- To stay up to date on other activities or events we’re planning, read our blog. Also, like the Evansville Celebrate Recovery Facebook page for city-wide updates.
For additional information contact Ruth Ann Bartelheim, 812.431.5501.
Students in grades 8-12 in need of encouragement or help with issues they may be facing can be a part of The Landing which is also on Thursday evenings.