|Our society is becoming more and more complex. Kids now have three sets of grandparents. Sexual addiction for men and women is growing at an exponential rate. Divorce is at an all time high — for Christians.
This is our reality.
Fourteen years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Since then, Celebrate Recovery has helped thousands and thousands of people wordwide overcome those struggles.
This recovery program is based on the eight beatitudes of Jesus found in the Gospel of Matthew and incorporates the twelve-step recovery process.
|Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and 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 God, to myself and to another person whom I trust.
"Happy are the pure in heart." Matthew 5:8
Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life.
"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 when possible, except when doing so would harm them or others.
"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 work for my life and gain the power to follow His will.
Yield myself to be used by God 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
Anyone who has a desire to begin recovery will find Celebrate Recovery a safe place to recover from any addictive or compulsive behaviors.
Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday evening at 7:00 pm here at The Vineyard Church upstairs in the Youth Room.
For more information about Celebrate Recovery, please contact us here.