What is Celebrate Recovery?

Celebrate Recovery’s focus is to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives. It is a safe place to be authentic and be free to work on our hurts, habits, and hang-ups with others who share similar struggles. By working the eight recovery principles and the Christ centered twelve steps, we open ourselves up to allow God to heal us from the inside out. Areas we cover (but not limited to): Emotional Healing, Anxiety, Depression, Fear, Food Addiction, Eating Issues, Anger, Chemical Dependency, Gambling, Codependency, Love Addiction, Sexual Integrity.

Every Monday Night:
7:00pm – Large Group with Token Celebration & Lesson or Testimony
8:00pm – Small Groups

Dinner every week from 6:00-6:50pm

Take a look at how God’s grace & Celebrate Recovery have changed four lives. Visit Reveal Film Group’s website HERE.

“Hi, I am a grateful believer in Jesus Christ who is celebrating recovery from substance abuse and anger issues in my life, and my name is Don. I have been involved in recovery for about 23 years, and in actuality, I am recovering from what I call, the “triple-whammy”! I’m an adult child of an alcoholic, co-dependent, and a substance abuser all wrapped up into one sick package! I learned at a very young age how alcohol would make me feel “good,” and how I could let loose without any inhibitions! I first got high on marijuana while in college…”

“I am Megan and I am a grateful believer in Jesus Christ who has been renewed and transformed by grace, love and forgiveness, and I am celebrating recovery from abandonment, fear of rejection and emotional dysfunction. My story begins as a young child, at a time I cannot remember, but the effects it had on my life molded my thinking and beliefs about myself. This belief started when I was four years old and my mom and dad got divorced. I felt abandoned and that I was not worth sticking around for…”

“I am a grateful believer in Jesus Christ who celebrates victory over drug and alcohol addiction, physical & sexual abuse and out of control emotions, and am currently working through food addiction, my name is Lisa and this is my story. Within the last year, I began a journey to live a healthier lifestyle and shed some unwanted extra pounds. I chose to use the Celebrate Recovery format to help me work through it all and discovered that in that I have a serious food addiction…”

“Hi, my name is Jessica. I am a believer in Jesus Christ who has struggled with codependency, anger issues and sexual addictions. I am also an overcomer in Christ from the effects of sexual and domestic abuse. From the age of 5 to 9, I was sexually abused by a person outside of my immediate family. I believed that the abuse was my fault and that I was a bad person, so I kept silent. Again at the age of 10 years old, a person in my school began molesting me for the next year. This abuse was familiar to me and I believed that I was made to be used. I was afraid and blamed myself so I did not report it to anyone…”

“Good evening, my name is Patrick, I am a grateful believer in Jesus Christ celebrating recovery and victory over alcohol, sexual addiction and compulsive eating. I had a good childhood, my parents did the best they could, I got along well with my two brothers and my sister, we are all still very close today, something I know would make my parents proud. I am an addict; I can become addicted to anything and have been addicted to many things, including alcohol, sex, pornography, food and even exercise. So what did my mess look like? Pornography, sex addiction and fantasy came into my life during my teen years. Low self-esteem came into play here; I was not confident around my peers and that especially meant girls so pornography and fantasy came in to fill that void…”

“Greetings brothers and sisters at Celebrate Recovery; I’m a very grateful believer/follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. I’m celebrating victory over greed, workaholism, poor self-esteem, approval seeking, being co-dependent and sexual integrity and my name is Jim”. My ruin and destruction came home to me the day I received a phone call from one of my pharmacy stores that the US Postal inspectors were there with guns, badges and warrants. Then another call from another store, then another, then another… You see that we had this business practice of billing claims to blue cross that were not real to make up for claims that were legitimate but for some reason were not paid. I “rationalized” that Blue Cross owed me and I was simply getting what I was owed! What a fool I was…”
What is recovery?

In physical health, recovery refers to the process of moving from illness to wellness. Our hurts, habits and hang-ups are like an illness and using the Celebrate Recovery tools we begin to move toward wholeness of mind, body and spirit.

Is Celebrate Recovery for me?

Celebrate Recovery offers anyone and everyone a safe place to be authentic and real about what is going on in our lives. And with God’s help and nudging we have the courage to ask ourselves:

Are there things in my life that I do that hurt others?
Is there something I wish I could live without?
Is it time to set aside my denial and admit I am not in control of my life?
Do I have a painful habit or hang-up from which I need to be freed?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Celebrate Recovery is absolutely the best place for you to spend your Monday nights. Check out our “Am I …” page to see some potential issues you might be struggling with.

Does it cost anything to attend?

We do not charge for this ministry! We accept donations from those who are able, but will always maintain that if you need a resource that we have and cannot afford it, we want you to take it with no strings attached.

What is a hurt, habit or hang-up?

A hurt, habit, or hang-up is anything that hinders your walk with God.

Hurt: The feeling/emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or to a traumatic or disturbing situation (abuse, abandonment, divorce, relationship problems, relational addiction, codependency etc.)
Habit: Addiction to someone or something (alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling, stealing, smoking, pornography etc.)
Hang-up: Negative mental attitudes that are used IN AN ATTEMPT to cope with people or adversity (anger, depression, resentment etc.)

Do I have to share?

In our open share groups, absolutely not… until you are ready. You can pass or remain quiet any time you wish and for as long as it takes for you to become comfortable in the group. In Step Studies everyone is required to share as the questions are asked.

Is Celebrate Recovery confidential?
Yes! Celebrate Recovery maintains strict confidentiality and anonymity in all of our groups. Our guidelines/rules protect us all from judgment or being “fixed.” This promotes an atmosphere of safety and trust which enables our recovery. WHAT HAPPENS ON MONDAY NIGHTS STAYS ON MONDAY NIGHTS! CLICK HERE to view guidelines and rules.
What is the difference between AA, NA, and Celebrate Recovery?

The principle difference between AA, NA, (and other twelve step programs) and Celebrate Recovery is that CR admits that Jesus Christ is our Higher Power and we use God’s Word as the authority in relation to the 12 Steps. In order to reach people who would be offended by Jesus or the church, AA, NA, and other twelve step programs focus on a Higher Power. But CR’s 8 Recovery Principles tie the twelve steps to Jesus Christ’s teachings known as the beatitudes given in the Sermon on the Mount.

Do I have to be a member of the Brighton Nazarene Church to attend?
No, Celebrate Recovery is a ministry for anyone who is interested in recovering from their hurts, habits, and hang-ups. We have attendees who are not members, attend another church, or do not attend church at all. Everyone, no matter what they believe in, is loved, welcomed and accepted at Celebrate Recovery.
What if I can’t make it every week?

You are welcome to come whenever and how often you can. As with any program however, the more effort you put into Celebrate Recovery, the more you will benefit from what the program has to offer. The only exception is Step Studies, and those you are expected to attend each week until you complete it.

What do I have to lose?
Just the chains that bind you: anger, codependency, depression, grief, shame, guilt, compulsive behaviors, fear, etc…