Celebrate Recovery

Don’t give up! There is Hope…Celebrate Recovery fills a long-standing need in the church and its role as Christ’s healing agent. This program’s life-changing effectiveness has gained it an explosive, grass-roots popularity. Drawn from the Beatitudes in the book of Matthew, Chapter 5 of the New Testament, Celebrate Recovery helps people resolve painful problems in the context of the church as a whole. Rather than setting up an isolated recovery community, it helps participants and their churches come together and discover new levels of care, acceptance, trust, and grace.

Celebrate Recovery is designed to address issues such as: Alcoholism – Divorce – Sexual Abuse – Codependency – Domestic Violence – Drug Addiction – Sexual Addiction – Food Addiction. These words are about more than “issues.” They’re about people who sit as close to us as the next pew–or our own. People struggling with problems that sermons or Bible studies alone won’t solve. But there is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond their wounds to experience the healing and liberty of Jesus Christ!

Come and see what Celebrate Recovery can do for you!! Join the Celebrate Recovery Leadership team from First Assembly of God Church every Tuesday night as we present this life changing ministry to Bloomington/Normal and surrounding communities. Celebrate Recovery was launched at First Assembly in January of 2006 and God continues to bless this adult ministry all across the world!

Here’s what to expect each Tuesday evening at Celebrate Recovery.

6:00-6:45 pm – Celebrate Recovery BBQ

Doors open for a good time of food and fellowship to start off the evening.

Meal and a drink for $4.00

7:00-8:00 pm – Large Group Session

Praise and worship with the Celebrate Recovery worship band

Lesson on a recovery topic or a testimony of how CR has been instrumental in changing lives!

8:00-9:00 pm – Open Share Small Groups

These are Gender specific groups for the following:

  • Men’s and Women’s Chemical Dependency

  • Men’s and Women’s General Issues

  • Men’s Sexual Integrity

  • Women’s Co-Dependency

  • Women's Food Issues
  • Women’s Co-Dependency

  • Newcomers 101 – All newcomers are expected to attend this meeting.

9:00 – 9:30 pm – Solid Rock Café

Great coffee, great desserts, great fellowship!

Childcare - FREE

Nursery/Pre-school - Ages 1- 4

Celebration Place – Ages 5-13

Celebration Place is a 52-week program that mirrors the Celebrate Recovery one-year adult large group teaching schedule. While adults explore topics that bring healing and wholeness, their kids are discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways! It helps lead kids in making Jesus the foundation of their lives, break cycles of dysfunction, and join their parents in forgiveness and healing.

Check out this video to find out more about Celebrate Recovery!