Celebrate Recovery

What is Celebrate Recovery?

Celebrate Recovery is a ministry designed to help hurting people. It is made up of regular folks like you and me, who are on a journey toward wholeness; seeking recovery from and celebrating God's healing of life's hurts, habits and hang-ups. Trained leaders provide safe, confidential, Christ-centered groups where people can grow. They offer their stories as fellow travelers on the journey to healing.

At Celebrate Recovery we believe that change is possible by the power of Jesus Christ through this Biblical program.

Is Celebrate Recovery for YOU?

Celebrate Recovery is for anyone with the courage to be honest about life's hurts, habits and hang-ups and is willing to open their life to healing and change.

Celebrate Recovery is a recovery ministry based on biblical principles with a goal to let God work through us in providing His healing power. This allows people to be "changed" spiritually by working through sound biblical principles. Participants open the door by sharing their experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, they become willing to accept God's grace and forgiveness in solving life's problems. This Biblical program provides a safe place for individuals to begin their journey of breaking out of bondage and into God's grace by helping them to start dealing with their life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits.

We believe in walking through the pain of this life together as we follow Christ, not telling people how or where they should walk. We are all still recovering from hurt and pain. Our current or past addictions are no longer hidden but are now front and center and you will probably easily identify the hang-ups in each of us. You will also identify the most transparent, genuine, and compassionate people anywhere. Thankfully, our identity is not found in our weaknesses or struggles, but is found in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Our Thursday schedule includes a meal, worship and small groups. Join us for all or part of the evening. There is no better place to be on a Thursday night than Celebrate Recovery!

Here is how the evening breaks down:

  • We share a meal from 6 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
  • We worship through praise and testimony in the sanctuary from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Then, we break up into small groups for sharing from 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.

For more information please contact Sarah Rhodes
Email: slrhodes3128@yahoo.com
Phone: 409-256-7299

What is a Hurt, Habit or Hang-up?

Generally, a hurt, habit or hang-up can be anything that keeps you from realizing your full potential as a person. It is anything that can interrupt God’s plan and purpose for your life, causing you to detour into destruction or despair.

A “hurt” could be classified as any life experience that may have damaged your heart or some offense against you that crippled your ability to deal with the world in a healthy way. It could also be something that may have twisted your view of yourself, God or others. Some common hurts include:

(Abuse, abandonment, codependency, divorce, relationship issues, rejection, dysfunctional family etc.)

“Habits” tend to be unhealthy patterns that often start as a perceived “remedy” for some problem in your life, but end up turning into a chronic bad behavior or addiction. Habits are the repeat, default scripts you run to when the going gets tough. Some common habits are:

(Alcoholism, drugs, over-eating, gambling, illicit sex, over-spending, smoking, abusive behavior, cheating, affairs, self mutilation, gossip, bitterness, spending problems, etc.)

“Hang-ups” are those road blocks that keep you from progressing further in God’s plan for your life. They are often shaped by some bent thinking you may have received as a child, or some unhealthy attitude you may have adopted as a means of coping with life’s challenges. Here are some common hang-ups we work out in our 12-step Celebrate Recovery process at The Carpenter’s House:

(Anger, depression, fear, unforgiveness, greed, anxiety, worry, controlling, guilt, shame, lack of self-control, laziness, racism, procrastination, etc.)