Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
I am involved with RR in the leadership of a 25-year-old ministry that came out of Saddleback Church called Celebrate Recovery (Recovery from: alcoholism, divorce, sexual abuse, codependency, domestic violence, drug addiction, sexual addiction, food addiction, gambling addiction). I love this ministry because it’s literally for everyone; for people with “hurts, hang ups and habits”. I went through the Step Study a few years ago while I was going through a divorce and struggling with anger, co-dependency, depression and anxiety.
Being in community to find healing is actually biblical. If you want to be forgiven Jesus can do that in a moment. If you want to be healed, we need one another. In CR I was loved, encouraged, prayed for, supported, taught…. and experienced many more of the “one another’s” found in scripture. We were not created to go through struggles alone and that is why I go to CR; for me and for others.
I became involved with RR in January 2019 after I spoke with Jodi about what the Lord was laying on my heart regarding ministry work. For over ten years I have worked with individuals who use drugs and carried out research in the area of substance abuse. With this passion of mine in this field, I joined the CR group for substance abuse clients particularly People Who Inject Drugs/Substances (PWIDS). With the Holy Spirit’s confirmation, I got involved as a co- facilitator with CR. The pilot group was a small one but well worth it as we saw the hand of God heal facilitators and participants alike.