Celebrate Recovery

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The purpose of Morning Star Community Church’s Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the eight recovery principles found in the Beatitudes and Christ-centered 12 Steps. This experience allows us to be changed. This is more than staying sober, we open the door to healing by sharing our experiences, victories, and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our life problems.

By working the Christ-centered steps and applying their biblical principles found in the Beatitudes, 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 principles and the steps, we discover our personal, loving, and forgiving Higher Power—Jesus Christ.

Welcome to an amazing spiritual adventure!

Celebrate Recovery is for the whole family. That’s why we’re developing a great program for the kids of those who attend CR. It’s not childcare, it’s ministry. We provide a safe and stable environment in which kids, too, can learn healthy ways of living . . . and have fun.

Schedule

Every Tuesday Night

DINNER from 5:30 – 6:15 pm / A time to fellowship with other people in recovery from various hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Suggested donation is $3/adult and $1/child.

WORSHIP @ 6:30 pm / This time is spent worshiping and praising our Lord through music, singing, and prayer.

TESTIMONIES & TEACHING @ 7 pm / Alternating weekly, we have a “mini” teaching on a recovery topic or personal testimony of the amazing work God is doing in someone’s life.

OPEN SHARE SMALL GROUPS from 7:30 – 8:30 pm / Here you can share your thoughts about the topic, your testimony, or the daily struggles you may be having. This is NOT a time to offer advice or attempt to “fix” others, but to provide a safe and loving environment for everybody to share.

SOLID ROCK CAFE from 8:30-9 pm  / End the evening with a relaxed time of fellowship and food at the Cafe.

Small Groups

CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY
Groups for Men / Groups for Women

Are you currently struggling with or recovering from an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol? The Chemical Dependency group is a place to celebrate your recovery and freedom from your addiction!

HURTS, HABITS & HANG-UPS
Groups for Men / Groups for Women

Do you struggle with regrets from past decisions in your life? Are you experiencing shame, guilt, or anger due to the harm someone caused you or the harm you caused another? Are you still hurting from a divorce or an unhealthy relationship? The HHH group offers a place with other people that have gone through the same kind of pain and provides a place for the healing love of Jesus to work in your life.

SEXUAL ISSUES
Groups for Men

Have you ever struggled with or are you currently struggling with unhealthy sexual concerns? Pornography, adultery, an inappropriate thought life, and sexual abuse issues can all cause immense shame and guilt. By sharing your struggles with other men and through prayer, you can start living a healthy thought life, growing closer to Christ, and building strong and satisfying relationships.

CODEPENDENCY
Groups for Women

Does your fear of rejection determine what you say or do? Are you more aware of your partner’s feelings than your own? Do your spouse’s interests, hobbies, and values replace your own interests, hobbies, and values? Come to the Codependency group, learn healthy ways of relating to others, and begin to walk, live, and breathe in the freedom Jesus Christ gives.

ANGER
Groups for Men                                                                                                

Anger can be constructive or destructive, depending on our response. The focus of this group is on giving Jesus a nanosecond (one billionth of a second) to help us learn to use all of our emotions according to God’s design for our lives and to appropriately change our pattern of relating to others and our responsibilities.

CR Inside

CR Inside takes Celebrate Recovery to prisons, jails, and correctional facilities. Jesus truly sets the captive free, and CR Inside is proof positive. If you have a heart for those behind bars, CR Inside may be just the ministry for you. We provide all the training you need. Call Larry (503.931.6492) or send him an email at Larry@morningstarchurch.com for details.