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					           The Purpose                            THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
                                              Recovery Principles, based on the Beatitudes, by Pastor Rick Warren
Some recovery programs only deal with
alcohol or drugs, but Celebrate Recovery is
a program under which a limitless number of
issues can be dealt with. The program is
                                              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.
                                              (Step 1) “Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.”
                                              Matthew 5:3
based on God’s Word, the Bible. When          Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that
                                              He has the power to help me recover. (Step 2) “Happy are
Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount, he      those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
began by stating eight ways to be happy.      Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s
Today we call them the Beatitudes. You will   care and control. (Step 3) “Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5
come to realize that these eight principles   Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and
are God’s road to recovery, wholeness,        to someone I trust. (Steps 4 & 5) ”Happy are the pure in

growth, and spiritual maturity. Fellowship
                                              heart.” Matthew 5:8                                                   “My grace is enough for you…”
                                              Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my
and accountability are also important         life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.                               - 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
components, as we need each other and         (Steps 6 & 7) “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do
                                              what God requires.” Matthew 5:6
won’t get well by ourselves.
                                              Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who
As we progress through the program we         have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others
discover our personal, loving and forgiving   except when to do so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 &
                                              9) “Happy are the merciful.” Matthew 5:7 “Happy are the
Higher Power - Jesus Christ.                  peacemakers.” Matthew 5:9
                                              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. (Steps 10 & 11)
                                              Yield myself to God to be used to bring this God News to
                                              others, both by my example and by my words. (Step 12)
                                              “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what
                                              God requires.” Matthew 5:10

                                                     meets at

                                                 4005 Dakota Street • Alexandria, MN 56308

                                                  For more

                                                               625 Broadway, Suite 101
                                                                Alexandria, MN 56308
                                    The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is…
           to Gather people                             to Grow in our
                                                                                                    to Go into our communities
       with hurts, habits, hang-ups          understanding of God’s love and healing
                                                                                                      serving with genuineness
 and celebrate stepping out of denial into      by taking an honest and spiritual
                                                                                                            and passion.
               God’s grace.                         inventory on our journey
                                                      to get right with God.

  First Time Visitor?                                    Schedule                                   Recovery Groups
 Wondering how to get plugged in?                 Wondering what happens                               We offer the following
   What group is best for me?                          during a typical                             Open Share Recovery Groups
      How do I get started?                      Celebrate Recovery evening?                           on Monday evenings:
Celebrate Recovery meets every                                                                   Men’s Dependency Group
                                                       6:30-7:30 pm                                  (chemical and other)
Monday evening at Alexandria Covenant
Church (follow Dakota Street just north of       Large Group Celebration                           Women’s Dependency &
Target).                                       Everyone meets together in our Ministry              Relationship Issues Group
                                              Center for a time of worship, followed by a            (chemical and other)
Just show up between 6 and 6:30 p.m.              teaching or testimony. There is no               Men’s Life Issues Group
through either of the church’s main floor     pre-registration or sign-ups. Upon arrival a         Women’s Life Issues Group
entrances. You’ll be welcomed by               greeter will welcome you and hand you a             Women’s Eating Issues Group
greeters and signs pointing you to             bulletin to help orient you to the evening.
recovery information and other                                                                          Step Study Groups
resources, and a cup of coffee and café                7:30-8:30 pm                            Men’s and women’s step study groups
tables where you can rewind and meet                Open Share Groups                          meet at various times during the week.
others before moving into our Ministry        Time to break into recovery-specific groups      These higher-accountability groups go
Center at 6:30 p.m. for our Large Group      and share and hear from others with similar       deeper into recovery, using the
Celebration.                                      hurts, hang-ups and habits. A safe           Celebrate Recovery Participant’s Guides
                                             environment to begin work on your recovery.       and the Celebrate Recovery Bible.
Following our Large Group Celebration,
we’ll walk you and other first-time                     7:30-8:30 pm
participants through a Newcomers 101
session at 7:30 p.m. Afterwards, you
                                                       Newcomers 101                                 Solid Rock Cafe
can stay as our guest at the Solid Rock      A one-time meeting where you will hear more
Café for free coffee, desserts or a snack.   about Celebrate Recovery, hear personal mini           Great Fellowship, Great Coffee,
                                                -testimonies, and ask direct questions.                     Great Desserts
Your kids are welcome too! Free
childcare is available from 6:15-8:45 p.m.                 8:30 pm                             A great place to “unofficially” continue
for newborns through kindergarteners in                Solid Rock Café                         your small group conversations. An
our Nursery Zone.                                                                              opportunity to meet people and
                                             This is a great time for fellowship with others
                                              from your group. Join us for great coffee,       develop accountability teams and
     Everyone is welcome!                         great desserts, or a healthy snack.          sponsorship relationships for your
        Bring a friend!                                                                        ongoing recovery.

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