Every Monday at 5:30 pm
East Sunshine Church
3721 E. Sunshine St.
Springfield, MO 65810
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program designed to help people address a variety of hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Our weekly format includes a meal, worship, teaching and personal recovery experiences, and small group interaction.
Celebrate Recovery provides a safe environment for real life change in Jesus Christ, as participants personally work through specific biblically-based recovery steps in the context of Christian community. We recognize the truth that we need each other to grow personally and spiritually.
We open the door to recovery by sharing our experiences, strength, and hope with one another. This leads to a greater capacity for accepting God’s grace and movement in our lives as we are working through our issues.
The recovery process enables us to move towards greater freedom from addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. That freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and, most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others.
The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the practice of the twelve steps. This experience allows us to “be changed.”
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
What’s a typical CR evening like?
Our normal format is the following:
5:30 Supper – Burgers and Hot Dogs
6:30 Worship time*
7:00 Teaching/Personal Recovery Stories*
7:30 Small Groups*
8:30 Food and Fellowship
*Free childcare is provided for this
Some Common Recovery Issues:
Adult Children of the Addicted
Over Eating; Anorexia; Bulimia
Guilt and Shame
Legal and Illegal Substance Abuse
Loss of a Loved One
Low Self Esteem
Love & Relationship Addiction
Need to Control
Whether your issues involve your behavior or someone else’s behavior, you’ll be comfortable at Celebrate Recovery.
My grace is enough for you…
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Celebrate Recovery Principles (based on the Beatitudes)
Realize I’m not God; I admit 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”
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 will be comforted”
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. “Happy are the meek”
Openly examine and confess my faults to God, to myself, and to another person whom I trust. “Happy are the pure in heart”
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”
Evaluate all my relationships; offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, without expecting any reward. “Happy are the merciful” “Happy are the peacemakers”
Reserve a daily time with God for prayer, Bible reading, and self examination in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. “Happy are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness”
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”
Come and Join Us!
If all your pursuits to find life and to ease your pain have led to more pain and emptiness, maybe it’s time to consider something else. Join us as together we pursue real life in Jesus Christ and celebrate the recovery only He can bring through His people and His word.
A warm welcome awaits you! If you or someone you love is struggling with life’s hurts, hang-ups, habits, or addictions… Celebrate Recovery is for you!
Come to me all who are weary and burdened, and I will
give you rest.
Thu, June 4, 2009
by Jay Baker