Alcoholism - Divorce - Sexual Abuse - Codependency - Domestic Violence - Drug Addiction - Sexual Addiction - Food Addiction - Gambling Addiction. These words are about more than "issues." They're about people who sit as close to us as the next pew -- or our own. People struggling with problems that sermons or Bible studies alone won't solve. But there is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond their wounds to experience the healing and liberty of Christ. Celebrate Recovery fills a long-standing need in the church in its role as Christ's healing agent. Developed by John Baker and Rick Warren of the renowned Saddleback Church, this program's life-changing effectiveness has gained it an explosive, grass-roots popularity. Drawn from the Beatitudes, Celebrate Recovery helps people resolve painful problems in the context of the church as a whole. Rather than setting up an isolated recovery community, it helps participants and their churches come together and discover new levels of care, acceptance, trust, and grace. Whether your congregation is large or small, this 25-session fellowship-based curriculum truly will be a celebration of Christ in the life of your church and its members. There is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond their wounds to experience the healing and forgiveness of Christ.
Newly updated, the Celebrate Recovery kit contains all the essential tools for the personal recovery journey: 1 Celebrate RecoveryLeader s Guide 1 Pastor s Resource DVD-ROM with sermon transcripts, MP3 sermons, and 20-minute video featuring Rick Warren 1 Leader s Resource DVD-ROM with reproducible promotional pieces, complete leader s guide text, and 25 customizable lessons 1 Personal SizesoftcoverCelebrate Recovery Study Bible 1 of eachCelebrate Recovery Participant s Guide (8 total) 1softcover of Your First Step to Celebrate Recovery 1 softcover of Celebrate Recovery Booklet: 28 Devotions
And then there s pastor John Baker, the founder of Celebrate Recovery Big John and I shared something in common. We used to drink too much. And our hearts changed, and then we quit. That is a tried-and-true formula. The problem is government is not good at changing hearts. But people like John Baker have been good about it and successful doing that.
President George W. Bush on Celebrate Recovery and its founder, John Baker, at the Faith- Based and Community Initiatives Conference, March 3, 2004."
Congratulations on making one of the most rewarding choices of your life Your decision to lead the Celebrate Recovery program affords you the matchless experience of seeing broken people transformed by the power of Christ. As a leader, you are about to make a difference in the most direct way possible helping others discover hope and change they had thought was beyond their reach. Your own life, too, will never be the same as you see your investment of time and care returned in ways you ve never imagined.
This leader s guide contains testimonies, a 90-day strategy, and gives you everything you need to facilitate the life-changing Celebrate Recovery lessons. We ve done our best to simplify your job. The clear, easy-to-follow format minimizes your preparation time and virtually walks you through each meeting. Besides the ability to follow basic instructions, a willing heart is all you need to successfully conduct this proven, life-changing program. Plus, learn about the all new, revolutionary step study The Journey Continues with four new participant s guides to deepen each person s recovery journey.
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.
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 who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ s care and control. (Step 3)
Happy are the meek.
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.
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
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. Happy are the peacemakers
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.
Alcoholism - Divorce - Sexual Abuse - Codependency - Domestic Violence - Drug Addiction - Sexual Addiction - Food Addiction - Gambling Addiction.
Move beyond your hurts, habits, and hang-ups to experience the forgiveness of Christ.
The Journey Begins Participant Guides are essential tools in the Celebrate Recovery program for your personal recovery journey. These four guides by Pastor John Baker walk you through the eight recovery principles, drawn from the Beatitudes, upon which the 12-step Celebrate Recovery program is built.
This shrink-wrapped pack includes all four participant's guides for the Celebrate Recovery Program:
By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of the four Participant's Guides, you will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups.
Note: This shrink-wrapped pack is identical to the participant's guides included in the Celebrate Recovery Updated Curriculum Kit (9780310082460).
Designed for use with the Celebrate Recovery Journal (9780310090342), sold separately.