Every Friday at 6pm.
The purpose of the Pleasant Valley Church Celebrate Recovery ministry is to provide a safe and healing place where acceptance is the norm; to receive loving affirmation and recovery from our hurts, habits and hang-ups.
Hurts: Are an emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or to a disturbing situation (abuse, abandonment, codependency, divorce, relationship issue, etc.)
Habits: An addiction to someone or something (alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, sex, shopping, smoking, etc.)
Hang-Ups: A negative mental attitude that is used to cope with people or adversity (anger, depression, fear, unforgiveness, etc.)
As we meet, we will learn how to grow spiritually and over time experience real and lasting change. We find freedom from past events and hurtful emotions. Forward-looking, we take personal responsibility for our choices in safe small group fellowships.
Check us out on Facebook “CR Winona”.
Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday, 6-8pm. This Christ-driven recovery community supports those going through struggles that include: addictions, emotions, relationships, etc. CR offers Biblical teaching on experiencing healing and wholeness, as well as relational support needed to work through personal issues. A free will offering accepted to cover food, materials and leadership training. Questions? Pastor Joe, firstname.lastname@example.org
**If transportation is an issue for you, please click HERE to view the Winona Bus Schedule. We’ll provide a ride home for you.
Café Conversations – Fellowship, coffee, treats
Large Group – Worship and Lesson or Testimony
Open Share Small Groups -Gender separate groups
What Celebrate Recovery Is
Celebrate Recovery is a biblically balanced approach to helping adults overcome painful memories and hurtful behaviors. Our goal is not simply to recover from our past; the goal is to become Christ-like in all areas of our lives; His character formed in us.
By applying the Eight Recovery Principles to our lives, we walk on God’s road to recovery. Working through the Twelve Steps, we experience God’s healing power, stepping out of denial, fear and shame into a personal relationship with God.
What Celebrate Recovery Is Not
- A therapy group
- A quick fix
- A place for secrets
- A place to judge others
- A place for selfish control
- A place to find a date
Eight Recovery Principles Based on the Beatitudes
- Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable.
- Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.
- Consciously choose to commit all my life & will to Christ’s care & control.
- Openly examine & confess my faults to God, myself, & someone I trust.
- Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
- Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
- Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and gain the power to follow His will.
- Yield myself to be used by God to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.
The Twelve Steps
- We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable. (Rom. 7:18)
- We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. (Phil. 4:13)
- We made a decision to turn our will over to God’s care. (Rom. 12:1)
- We made a searching moral inventory of ourselves. (Lam.3:40)
- We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs. (James 5:16a)
- We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. (James 4:10)
- We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. (1 John 1:9)
- We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. (Luke 6:31)
- We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. (Matt. 5:23-24)
- We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. (1 Cor. 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. (Col. 3:16a)
- Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and practice these principles. (Gal. 6:1)
Prayer for Serenity
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.
If you have any questions about Celebrate Recovery, please contact Pastor Joe McConkey email@example.com.