Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. Twenty years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Celebrate Recovery has helped more than 17,000 people at Saddleback Church, attracting over 70 percent of its members from outside the church. Eighty-five percent of the people who go through the program stay with the church and nearly half serve as church volunteers. Celebrate Recovery is now in over 20,000 churches worldwide.
Celebrate Recovery is a ministry designed to help regular folks like you and me, who are on a journey toward wholeness. Anyone seeking recovery and celebrating God’s healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Trained leaders provide safe, confidential, Christ-centered groups where people can grow. They offer their stories as fellow travelers on the journey to healing. Celebrate Recovery is open to anyone with the courage to be honest with their life and open to healing and change.
- A hurt is something in you or your life that hinders your walk with God and others. The feeling of being hurt is an emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or to a disturbing situation. (Abuse, abandonment, codependency, divorce, relationship issues, etc.)
- A habit is an addiction to someone or something. (Alcohol, 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, forgiveness, etc.)
Healing is possible by applying the principles of Celebrate Recovery to your life! We have plenty of opportunities throughout the week for you to join. Step Studies are designed to walk you through the “12 Steps” and “8 Principles.”
Meetings at Wildwood UMC
- Doors open at 6 p.m.
- Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
- Meetings begin at 7 p.m.
Meetings at New Covenant UMC
- Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
- Dinner at 5:45 p.m.
- Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.
Childcare and special youth meetings are available at each campus.
We also have on-going step studies on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at Wildwood United Methodist Church (300 Mason St, Wildwood, FL 34785) (352) 748-1275.