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 Celebrate Recovery 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 Celebrate Recovery meets at 4005 Dakota Street • Alexandria, MN 56308 www.alexandriacovenant.org For more information contact 625 Broadway, Suite 101 Alexandria, MN 56308 firstname.lastname@example.org 320-759-1800 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.