SCHEDULE CHANGES TO NOTE:
There will be NO Celebrate Recovery meetings the following dates: November 9, November 23, December 28. We hope to see you at our other meetings this Fall/Winter.
Are you in recovery? Do you need the healing power of Jesus to become free from any addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors? Join us on a journey to freedom every Thursday night at BCA in the Activity Center.
If you wish to attend, you need not be a Christian, member of Bethany Christian Assembly, or any other church. There is no pre-registration or sign-ups necessary to attend. CR is purely voluntary. You may choose to attend any part of our Thursday night programming.
For more information on Celebrate Recovery, please contact Pastor John Simpson.
The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is a ministry of fellowship that celebrates God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 Steps and 8 Recovery Principles. This experience allows us to “be changed.” We open the door by sharing experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our lives’ problems.
By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others.
As we progress through the program, we discover our personal, loving, and forgiving Higher Power – Jesus Christ.
Join us on a journey to freedom each Thursday at BCA in the Chapel. Check the calendar here for specific details on dates and meeting times.
We meet each Thursday night from 6:30-8:30 PM.
Child care is available for preschool and elementary age children through 5th Grade.
If you have experience with a 12 step recovery program, have a family member struggling with addiction, a desire to help others in recovery or just want to find out more about CR, please consider joining our ministry team. We have ministry opportunities for greeters, hosts, meal preparation and serving, small group leaders, (both men and women with 12 step program experience), recovery testimonies, child care (background check required), setup, and cleanup, security, shuttle drivers, and prayer support. Fill out a volunteer application here.
- We admitted that we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behavior, that our lives had become unmanageable. (Romans 7:18)
- We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. (Philippians 2:13)
- We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God. (Romans 12:1)
- We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. (Lamentations 3:40)
- We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs. (James 5:16a)
- We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. (James 4:10)
- We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. (1 John 1:9)
- We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. (Luke 6:31)
- We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. (Matthew 5:23-24)
- We continued to take personal inventory and, when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. (1 Corinthians 10:12)
- We sought through prayer and mediation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. (Colossians 3:16a)
- Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. (Galatians 6:1)
Eight Recovery Principles
- 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.
- Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.
- Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
- Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
- Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
- Evaluate all my relationship. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
- Reserve a daily 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.
- Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.