Celebrate Recovery is a Christian based, 12-step recovery program that applies 8 biblical principles and 12 bible based steps that help us grow spiritually. It was founded in 1990 by Pastor John Baker of Saddleback Church. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find healing from not just addictions, but all of life’s “hurts, habits, and hang-ups”. You can find this healing because God is powerful and loving enough to help you overcome. He gives us the power to do what we previously could not do for ourselves. When we grow spiritually, by his power we become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. This new freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and a stronger personal relationship with others, and with our loving and forgiving savior, Jesus Christ. Some of life’s issues you can overcome at Celebrate Recovery are drug and alcohol addictions, sex addiction, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, and co-dependency. If you are struggling with one of these hang-up, or any other, we strongly encourage you to check out this life changing program.
Celebrate Recovery at CrossRoads Church is organized by a committed leadership team working together under the leadership of Associate Pastor Ron Kramer and his wife Jane Kramer (pictured). Meetings are held Tuesday evenings at 7:00. We have our large group at 7:00pm where we begin with a few songs of worship. Then, and we alternate each week, we will have either a lesson or a testimony of how God and Celebrate Recovery has worked or is working in a life. We will break afterwards, and come back together for small group sharing. Generally, we have a men’s and women’s groups for addictions and a men’s and women’s group for all of life’s other issues. No one has to share who does not want to share. The program ends at 8:45. The first Tuesday of the month we have a women’s group for sexual abuse/ sexual assault.
I know that nothing good lives in me, that is in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. ˜ Romans 7:18 NIV