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Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a healing and recovery program for people with hurts, habits and hang-ups. We welcome all members of the community to find a safe, non-judgmental, and loving place to come for healing and support.

Many having found life-changing support through Celebrate Recovery, including those experiencing pain from:

  • Anger issues
  • Control issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Unhealed emotional wounds
  • Deep resentments
  • Spouses of those with addictions

Celebrate Recovery was developed by Saddleback Church in 1991. As of 2018, over 35,000 churches worldwide and 5 million people have participated in this program. It is grounded on a Biblical foundation, based on 12 Steps and 8 Principles.

Taking the journey of recovery can be the adventure of a lifetime. It can allow us to experience tremendous freedom, realize our fullest potential and receive healing to our deepest wounds. Everyone is welcome at Celebrate Recovery where the only requirement for membership is the desire to change.

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY - 12 steps and 8 principles

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY –  THE 12 STEPS AND THEIR BIBLICAL COMPARISONS

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behavior; that our lives had become unmanageable. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. ROMANS 7:18 NIV

Step 2: We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. For it is God who is at work in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. PHILIPPIANS 2:13 NIV

Step 3: We made a decision to turn our life and our will over to the care of God. Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. ROMANS 12:1 NIV

Step 4: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD. LAMENTATIONS 3:40 NIV

Step 5: We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs. Therefore, confess your sins to each other, and pray for each other, so that you may be healed. JAMES 5:16a NIV

Step 6: We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. JAMES 4:10 NIV THE 12 STEPS AND THEIR BIBLICAL COMPARISONS xi

Step 7: We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 JOHN 1:9 NIV

Step 8: We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” LUKE 6:31 NIV

Step 9: We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; and then come and offer your gift.” MATTHEW 5:23–24 NIV

Step 10: We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 1 CORINTHIANS 10:12 NIV

Step 11: We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. COLOSSIANS 3:16a NIV

Step 12: Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and practice these principles in all our affairs. Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. GALATIANS 6:1 NIV

 

The 8 Principles Based on the Beatitudes Principle

1: 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 they are spiritually poor. MATTHEW 5:3a TEV Principle

2: 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. MATTHEW 5:4 TEV, NIV Principle

3: Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3) Happy are the meek. MATTHEW 5:5a TEV Principle

4: 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. MATTHEW 5:8a TEV Principle

5: Voluntarily submit to every change 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. MATTHEW 5:6a TEV THE ROAD TO RECOVERY ix Principle

6: Evaluate all my relationships. 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. (Steps 8 and 9) Happy are those who are merciful to others. MATTHEW 5:7a TEV Happy are those who work for peace. MATTHEW 5:9 TEV Principle

7: 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. (Steps 10 and 11) Principle

8: Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words. (Step 12) Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires! MATTHEW 5:10 TEV

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Join us

Meets every Monday
Address: The Hub, 588 Hongfeng Rd (Basement)
Time: 6:30pm

Itinerary 

  • 6:30 – 7 pm          Light Meal for those who come straight from work (supplies are limited)
  • 7 – 8 pm                Large Group Meeting
  • 8 – 9 pm                Open Share Small Groups
  • 9 – 9:20 pm       Solid Rock Cafe
  • 9:20 – 9:30pm     Clean-Up
  • 9:30 pm                Clear Out (venue closes down)

For more information email Justin at celebraterecovery@agifshanghai.com