Celebrate Recovery 
Tuesdays, 5:45 - 8:30 pm 
Lord of Life Lutheran Church

Good news! You can start Celebrate Recovery at ANY point in the year. God tells us in Jeremiah 6:14, "You can't heal a wound by saying it's not there!" Step out of denial and into God's unconditional love and grace. Your life will be forever changed!

What is Celebrate Recovery?
Starting in 1991, Pastor John Baker of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them hope through the loving power of Jesus Christ. It is a recovery process that consists of the 12 steps based on Christian principles, namely, the Beatitudes of Jesus. Since that first meeting, Celebrate Recovery has grown exponentially worldwide.  

At present, 49 churches in Minnesota, encompassing all denominations, sponsor a Celebrate Recovery program. Adopting this model takes Lord of Life's recovery ministry to another level consistent with the caring community and outreach ends policies and the 2020 Vision. It also fits with our overall congregational theme LIVEChrist because:

*    Worship is a major strength of Celebrate Recovery,
*    Celebrate Recovery is based on God's Word,
*    Celebrate Recovery emphasizes personal responsibility in the growth process, and
*    Celebrate Recovery emphasizes spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ.

 


Testimony by Don, Celebrate Recovery member and small group leader

Schedule for the meetings:
5:45 - 6:30 pm dinner
6:30 - 7:15 pm worship/teaching/testimonial
7:15 - 8:30 pm small groups
8:30 - 9:00 pm coffee and dessert

Celebrate Recovery Guidelines
Celebrate Recovery maintains strict confidentiality. This promotes an atmosphere of trust and enables recovery.
  • Who you see here
  • What you hear here
  • When you leave here
  • Stays here

Translated…we don’t talk about what is said in our Celebrate Recovery small groups, outside the walls of our small group. We are diligent about confidentiality and anonymity. The guidelines protect all of us from judgment and being “fixed”. In a “safe place” you can take off your “mask” and be real and honest without fear.

Celebrate Recovery is open to all. You will be welcomed, safe, respected and supported. No registration is required and childcare is available. For more information, please contact Michelle Welinski at michellew@lordoflife.org or Pastor Karen Sue Greimel at ksgreimel@lordoflife.org.

Celebration Station is for elementary-age children and takes place at the same time as Celebrate Recovery.

the landing is a program for jr. and sr. high youth which mirrors Celebrate Recovery and meets Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. All are welcome for dinner at 5:45 pm.

 

 
Additional Resources
http://www.drugfree.org/
http://www.helpguide.org/
http://www.narconon.org/
http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/
http://www.12step.org/
http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/

 Drugfree.org Links:

7 Ways to Keep Your Teen Out of Trouble This Summer

Graduation and End-of-School-Year Madness

Good Parenting or Helicopter Parenting

Parents Enabling Teenage Drinking

How to Develop A Safety Plan with your Child

How Alcohol Affect the Adolescent Brain

For more resourcesclick here.


   
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