Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday night 52 weeks a year even when Monday falls on a holiday!


Celebrate Recovery is a biblical recovery program based on 8 principles that Jesus Christ taught in His message from the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5).

One story, out of many stories of life transformation

The purpose of Sun Grove Church’s Celebrate Recovery ministry is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the “8 Recovery Principles.” This experience allows us to “be changed.” We open the door by sharing our 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, the one and only true Higher Power.

All of us face obstacles in our lives that we have had a hard time overcoming. In CR we call these issues hurts, 
habits and hang-ups. These can range from control issues, anger, depression, family dynamics, abusive relationships, 
and addictions. Oftentimes, we are in denial and neglect to seek the help we need to heal from these challenges.

Anyone and everyone over 18 is welcome to come to CR to experience the healing that takes place in a Christ-
centered environment.

We believe there are no individuals that walk this Earth who have not dealt with some type of 
hurt, habit or hang-up.

The beauty of CR is that it allows us to be open, transparent and thankful that Christ has forgiven our past and loves
 us as we are. Leaders and participants join together to create a safe environment where no one feels judged no matter
 what they have dealt with in their lives. As in all 12 Step programs, anonymity and confidentiality are of utmost
 importance.

The CR service includes: praise and worship, teaching and personal testimonies from those who have experienced 
healing through CR. After the service, we break into small groups that are both topic and gender specific. Groups are
based on specific hurts, habits and hang-ups that individuals are facing. The evening concludes with fellowship and 
refreshments.

Absolutely! CR can be complementary to any 12 Step program. One difference you might find at CR is that we focus
 solely on Jesus Christ as the higher power and the healer of all hurts, habits and hang-ups.

The Road to Recovery is a set of eight principles (based on the beatitudes in Matthew 5) that offer participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety and healing.

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 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)

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.”

Current Schedule

  • 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Large Group Session. 
    Everyone meets together for a time of worship then a teaching,
    testimony or special guest speaker.   There is no pre-registration
    or sign-ups. Upon arrival you will be greeted by a greeter and
    handed a bulletin to help you become acclimated.
  • (Child Care Available from 6:45-9:15)  $3 for one child, $5 for a family of 2 or more.
  • 8:00-9:00 p.m. – Open Share Groups. This is the time to
    break into recovery specific groups. Meet others with similar hurts,
    hang-ups and habits. These groups are topic and gender specific.
  • 8:00-9:00 p.m. – also on Monday nights Celebrate Recovery 101. 
    This is a one time meeting where you will learn more about Celebrate Recovery,
    hear personal mini-testimonies and ask direct questions.  If you are new to
    recovery or a visitor, after the Large Group session we invite you to attend this meeting.
    (See Shawn Walton or one of the leaders with a green name tag).
  • 9:00-9:30 p.m. – Solid Rock Cafe. Held after Open Share Groups.  This is a great
    time to fellowship with others from your group.  Join us for refreshments.

Current Open Share Groups

Men

  • Sexual Integrity
  • Addictions
  • Life Issues
Women
  • Addictions
  • Co-Dependency
  • Life Issues

Have any questions? We're here to support you.

For more information, please contact:
Shawn Walton, Ministry Leader
(916) 949-0115 – celebraterecovery@sungrove.org

Find out more information about Celebrate Recovery on their website. Find groups around you using this map.