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."