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Freedom from life's struggles.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step discipleship program for those who need help with life’s struggles, including areas like addiction, past hurts, co-dependency, sexual purity, eating disorders, etc. The eight principles and 12 steps are found right in the Bible. The purpose of working the steps is to heal us and to draw us into a right relationship with God and our fellow man so we can feel the presence of God and serve others. By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors.


"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is; not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy with You forever in the next. AMEN."

Serenity Prayer

The mission of CR is to make available a safe place to meet in a group setting to focus on the hurts, habits, and hang-ups that we may suffer from.



Contact the CR Director

Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday at 6pm at the Highlands Fellowship Bristol Campus.
 134 Commerce Ct. • Bristol, VA • 276.669.7400


Adam's Story

 

"I broke down. I knew that I had no other option but God. The very next Tuesday, I showed up to Celebrate Recovery.”

 
Adam Lester


12-Step Pathway to Surrender

We admitted we were powerless over our addiction and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable.

“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.” -Romans 7:18

We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.” -Phillippians 2:13

We made a decision to turn our wills and our lives over to the care of God.

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.” -Romans 12:1

We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

“Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.” -Lamentations 3:40

We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” -James 5:16

We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.” –James 4:10

We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” -1 John 1:9

We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” -Luke 6:31

We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.” –Matthew 5:23-24

We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!” -1 Corinthians 10:12

We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out.

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” -Colossians 3:16

Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

“Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.” -Galatians 6:1