What is Celebrate Recovery?
Celebrate Recovery at Forest Park Joplin meets every Tuesday night at 6:00 pm. For more information, email Tony Maloy.
6-7:00 pm - Main Meeting (Chapel)
7-8:00 pm - Small Groups
8-9:00 pm - Solid Rock Café (Lobby)
Celebrate Recovery's focus is to fellowship and celebrate God's healing power in our lives through Eight Recovery Principles and the Christ-Centered Twelve Steps. This experience allows us to be changed. We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God's grace in solving our life problems. By working and applying the biblical principles 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 program, we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power–Jesus Christ.
Who is Celebrate Recovery for?
Celebrate Recovery is for anyone, young, old, male, female, you and me. It's for anyone who has a habit, hurt or a hang-up, or anyone who wants to reach out and help others. The biblical principles modeled through the twelve steps can help all of us. So this isn't just about drugs and alcohol, it is about finding healing from anything that is keeping us from the life God meant for each of us to have. It is about growth, getting healthy again, and growing closer to God. Whatever you are struggling with, addiction, anger, drugs, alcohol, pornography, anxiety, depression, or any other life issues you may have, Celebrate Recovery can help.
Celebrate Recovery is:
- A safe place to share.
- A refuge.
- A place of belonging.
- A place to care for others and be cared for.
- Where respect is given to each member.
- Where confidentiality is highly regarded.
- A place to learn.
- A place to demonstrate genuine love.
- A place to grow and become strong again.
- A place for progress.
- Where you can take off your mask and allow others to know who you are.
- A place for healthy challenges and healthy risks.
- A possible turning point in your life.
Celebrate Recovery is NOT:
- A place for selfish control.
- A place for secrets.
- A place to look for dating relationships.
- A place to rescue or be rescued by others.
- A place for perfection.
- A long-term commitment.
- A place to judge others.
- A quick fix.
What is a hurt, habit or hang-up?
A hurt, habit or hang-up is something that hinders your walk with God.
- The feeling of being hurt is an emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or to a disturbing situation (abuse, abandonment, codependency, relationship issues).
- A habit is an addiction to someone or something (alcoholism, drugs, food, gambling, sex, shopping, smoking, etc.)
- Hang-ups are negative mental attitudes that are used to cope with people or adversity (anger, depression, fear, unforgiveness, etc.)
- These life problems can be stumbling blocks or stepping stones. Healing is available through applying the principles of a Bible based recovery process to your life.