Celebrate Recovery

Ryan Thackeray, Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader
 Come Experience a Safe Place and 
Find Freedom from Life’s Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits
Every Tuesday From 6:15—9:00 p.m. in the Lake Room

General Session & Men’s/Women’s Open Share Groups
Childcare for Children ages 5-12
The Landing for Teens 13-17



6:15 to 7:00 p.m. Meal and Fellowship

 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Open Large Group Lesson or Testimoy 8:00 p.m. Small Groups

Contact: Ryan Thackeray, Ministry Leader
childcare is provided, through age 12

Celebrate Recovery at HighPoint Fellowship

Celebrate Recovery is for everyone.  Celebrate Recovery or “CR” focuses on "hurts, habits, and hang-ups". We have all been hurt. We have all struggled with bad habits. We have all hurt someone else in our lives. Everyone needs healing. Everyone needs recovery. That is the awesome perspective that Celebrate Recovery brings to the church, to hurting people. The large group CR meetings are formatted in a way that ANYONE can come, no matter what you're dealing with (we're all dealing with something!). 

Celebrate Recovery Meets at HighPoint every Tuesday night from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. We begin each group with a meal and fellowship time. We then join together in community worship and share either a lesson or a testimony on a wide range of recovery issues and learn how through Christ healing power we can not only overcome our life’s hurts, habits and hang-up but also how we can become part of His plan. The Last hour of our group is spent in small groups by gender where everyone is given the opportunity to share in a safe and confidential setting. There are also step-study groups meeting throughout the year to take people deeper into recovery and healing through Jesus Christ! 

Celebrate Recovery is a comprehensive recovery program that addresses issues not only of recovery from addictions such as alcoholism, drugs, sex, gambling, and food, but also abuse recovery issues such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, codependency or growing up in with a variety of family dysfunctions. 

The philosophy of Celebrate Recovery is that anyone can overcome their hurts, habits and hang-ups with the help of Jesus Christ. The goal of our Celebrate Recovery group is to bring each individual into a personal relationship with Christ. This is accomplished through worship and fellowship and sharing in small issue groups in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment where we practice the principles of Recovery. The 8 principles of Celebrate Recovery are based on the Beatitudes of Christ and are as follows. 

Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and
that my life is unmanageable. (Step 1)

“Happy are those who know that 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. (Step 2)
 “Happy are those how mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)


Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3) 

“Happy are the meek.” (Matthew 5:5)


Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps 4 and 5) 

“Happy are the pure in heart.” (Matthew 5:8)


Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him
to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7) 

“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 to do so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 and 9) 

“Happy are the merciful.”  (Matthew 5:7) 

“Happy are the peacemakers” (Matthew 5:9)


Reserve a time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. (Steps 10 and 11)


Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. (Step 12) 

“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.” (Matthew 5:10)


 If you Struggle or have struggled with any of these issues in the past, or have participated in any 12-step programs, or are currently struggling in any of these areas, we would LOVE to see you next Tuesday.  We look forward to hearing from you and can’t wait to see you.