The Celebrate Recovery Program has been around for several years now and has been slowing picking up steam, as participants are realizing the true power that it has. The Christian recovery program is based on the general steps of the recovery process. However, where CR is different, is that it applies relevant, spiritual infused messages within it.
Adding to the success of this program, is the fact that it is extremely interactive. The Christian recovery program is DVD-based, and has a variety of supplementary resources to go along with it such as a NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible, a journal, audio CDs, and more. Created by bestselling authors and pastors Rick Warren (of Saddleback Church) and John Baker (author of Life's Healing Choices), the Celebrate Recovery series is a great resource for anyone suffering from an addition, whether it be alcoholism, sexual addition, food addition, or any other vice that may have a grip on you.
Since its founding, Celebrate Recovery has been accepted all over the world, with thousands of thousands of people seeking refuge in the program. Now, there is even a yearly conference for the Celebrate Recoveryleaders, held at a different U.S. based location. During this conference, the power of the program is really evident, as stories are shared, tips on startup and maintaining moral and a strong sense of community, as well as reinforcement given for all those involved.
Taking place in churches across the country, CR is perfect whether you have an adult Bible study, weekly small group meeting, or a full-on outreach/evangelism program, that outreaches to those in the community. Many weekly meetings even hold a dinner for those who attend, with provides the opportunity to create a strong sense of recovery...it allows people to realize that they are not alone in the struggles on the road to recovery and regaining their lives. There are some truly amazing Celebrate Recovery Stories out there.
While this articles only provides a brief overview of what the Celebrate Recovery program is, I hope that it has sparked your interest to learn more, and take the next step in deciding whether you want to be a part of it!