Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery

The Celebrate Recovery program meets on Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM at both campuses.  It’s FREE to attend and everyone is welcome.  You’ll enjoy encouraging music, a great message, and there are even separate groups for men and women.

What makes Celebrate Recovery special?

This recovery program is based on God’s Word, the Bible. There is Hope!  When Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount, he began by stating “Eight Ways to Be Happy.” Today we call them the Beatitudes.  From a conventional viewpoint, most of these statements didn’t make sense. They sounded like contradictions. But when you fully understand what Jesus is saying, you’ll realize that these eight principles are God’s road to recovery, wholeness, growth, and spiritual maturity.

This recovery program is forward-looking. Rather than wallowing in the past, or dredging up and rehearsing painful memories over and over, Celebrate Recovery focuses on the future. Regardless of what has already happened, the solution is to start making wise choices now and depend on Christ’s power to help me make those changes.

This recovery program emphasizes personal responsibility. Instead of playing the “accuse and excuse” game of victimization, this program helps people face up to their own poor choices and deal with what they can do something about. We cannot control all that happens to us. But we can control how we respond to everything. That is a secret of happiness. When we stop wasting time fixing the blame, we have more energy to fix the problem. When you stop hiding your own faults and stop hurling accusations at others, then the healing power of Christ can begin working in your mind, will, and emotions.

This recovery program emphasizes spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ. The 3rd principle calls for people to make a total surrender of their lives to Christ. Lasting recovery cannot happen without this step. We believe that everybody needs Jesus and only Jesus can do for you what nobody else can do…set you free.

This recovery program utilizes the biblical truth that we need each other in order to grow spiritually and emotionally. It is built around small group interaction and the fellowship of a caring community. There are many therapies, growth programs, and counselors today that are built around one-on-one interaction. But Celebrate Recovery is built on the New Testament principle that we don’t get well by ourselves. We need each other. Fellowship and accountability are two important components of spiritual growth.

This recovery program addresses all types of hurts, habits and hang-ups. Some recovery programs deal only with alcohol or drugs or another single problem. But Celebrate Recovery is a “large umbrella” program under which a limitless number of issues can be dealt with.


At Celebrate Recovery we look to the Bible along with the 12 Steps for answers to one of life’s toughest questions…
“How do I start winning and keep on winning at life?”

If you would like more info, please contact Kevin McCarthy @ 586-997-9490
or by email at kmccarthy@experienceheritage.org.