Celebrate Recovery Launches Tonight!


Celebrate Recovery is a Bible-based ministry helping people find freedom from the hurts, hang-ups and habits in their lives. Low self-esteem, alcoholism, eating disorders, codependency, drug abuse, abandonment, resentment, pornography, and a history of abuse are just a few of the issues this program can help people overcome while exploring the truth of God’s word.

“Many people misunderstand Celebrate Recovery and think it’s all about those people who have drug and alcohol concerns. Although we truly deal with that, we address many other issues… This experience allows us to be changed. We open the door by sharing our experience, 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. Welcome to an Amazing Spiritual Adventure!”

-Pastor John Baker, Saddleback Church.


Participants are encouraged to invite their families and friends to the pre-meeting dinner free of charge; the dinner is a time of great fellowship and great food. The large group meeting is for participants to set aside the busyness and stress of the outside world by entering into a time of prayer, praise and worship, and teaching as a way of getting in touch with the one and only Higher Power, Jesus Christ.

The open share small group meets immediately after the large group meeting and provides a place for the participant to connect with other Celebrate Recovery attendees. This is a safe place where participants can be in gender-specific groups and issue-specific groups.

Newcomers 101 is for first-time attendees and will help you better understand what Celebrate Recovery is all about as well as provide you the opportunity to ask questions or process your feelings in a safe environment before you make a commitment to a small group.

After you have attended Celebrate Recovery for a while, you will join a step study. The step study small group is for those who are ready to delve deeper into their past and the choices they have made. This is where participants will see real, lasting changes start to happen. Step studies take place another night of the week.

Buck Run’s Celebrate Recovery Program is every Tuesday with the fellowship meal starting at    5:30 pm, large group meeting at 6:00 pm.  Childcare provided.  For more information, contact    Buck Run Church at 502-695-4050