What are recovery groups?

We seem to always be looking for guarantees in this life. We want to make sure that we are safe, secure financially, healthy relationally, etc.. However, one thing that scripture points to as a guarantee in this life is articulated by Christ himself when he says:

In the world you will have tribulation.
— Jesus (John 16:33a ESV)

We understand that pain and heartache accompanies sin and death. Presently, those realities exist. How do we handle our hurt, our pain, our bad habits, our sinful tendencies? What hope do we have of having victory over such things in our lives?

Recovery Groups are designed to provide a healthy avenue of Gospel-dependent healing in various areas of your life that may be wounded, broken or harmed. We believe that the reality of the Gospel (the good news of Jesus) gives us a freedom that can be tasted in this life. Through Christ, we can have victory in our lives.

So, whether you are wrestling with any type of hurt, habit, hangup or pain, we declare the words of Jesus found in the conclusion of John 16:33, which says:

Take heart; I have overcome the world.
— Jesus (John 16:33b ESV)

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, biblically-based program. Celebrate Recovery began in 1991 at Saddleback Church in California. There are thousands of Celebrate Recovery ministries around the world. This is part of a movement that is bringing in the hurting and broken to the healing power of Jesus Christ.

Celebrate Recovery opens the door to change by working through a process that incorporates 12 Christ-centered steps and 8 principles base on the Beatitudes.  It is a safe place where all who come can grow stronger in their personal relationship with God and others by sharing their experiences, strengths and hopes.

The growth process of Celebrate Recovery enables us to move toward greater freedom from destructive behaviors that results in a stronger personal relationship with God and others. If all of your pursuits to find life and to ease your pain have only led to more pain and emptiness, maybe it’s time to consider a different path. Join us as we “recover” the real life that Jesus Christ promises.

What is a hurt, hang up or habit? Anything that is addictive and dysfunctional. These things hinder our walk with God and relationships with others. Some examples include:

Hurts

  • Codependency and Adult Child of an Alcoholic
  • Emotional, Physical or Sexual Abuse
  • Divorce
  • Enabling

Habits

  • Alcohol / Drugs
  • Eating Disorder
  • Gambling
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Pornography
  • Approval Addiction

Hang Ups

  • Control
  • Anger/Rage
  • Lying
  • Perfectionism

Freedom creates peace and joy and most importantly a stronger, healthier relationship with God and others. Our meetings begin with worship and teaching a large group and then break into small groups. Social time follows. Participation in Celebrate Recovery groups is completely confidential.

Come as you are!

Every Tuesday
Time: 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Location: Youth Building
Childcare available
Contact Person: Andy Horn - 480-985-8121


Grief Recovery

This is an eight-week program offered at various times throughout the year. This is an action program for moving beyond death and other losses that can include:

  • loss of career
  • loss of relationship
  • loss of trust
  • loss of faith
  • loss of safety
  • loss of health
     

Myths about grief:

  • Time heals all wounds
  • Replace the loss
  • Grieve alone
  • Be strong for others
  • Bury your feelings

Your feelings are normal and natural. The problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural. People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. The Grief Recovery Method Outreach program not only makes that possible, but provides partnerships and guidance to ensure that it happens. 

Date: September 5, 2017
Note: group closes after second week.
Time: Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Location: Chapel lobby
Childcare available-registration required

Cost: $15 for book
Books are available in class.


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Divorce Care

The program features practical information and biblical teaching for hope and healing from divorce or current separation of relationship.  You are welcome to begin attending our group at any point.  Most people will tell you that separation/divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.  The group meets weekly to help you face these challenges with God’s help and the support of others who have the same kind of feelings you do, and move toward rebuilding your life.  Our group is led by people who have been through separation/divorce and have successfully rebuilt their lives.  Each session is “self-contained” so you do not have to attend in any sequence.  Come and experience an “oasis” in an otherwise difficult season of your life. 

Date:  September 5, 2017
Time:  Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Location:  Auditorium building: Room 2101
Childcare available - registration required

Cost:  $20 for book
Books are available in class.  

Please click below to register.