Celebrate Recovery

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room

For more information contact Don Sullivan.

Click HERE to download a brochure about Celebrate Recovery at Oakmont.

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. 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 is a Christ-centered program with foundations firmly established in Biblical truth. The 12 Steps with accompanying Scriptures and the 8 Principles based on the Beatitudes offer participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, healing, and the opportunity to give back one day at a time through our one and only true Higher Power, Jesus Christ.

Click HERE to find out more the Celebrate Recovery organization.

Open Share (Small Groups)

Following the Large Group time (6:30-7:30) participants move to the Open Share time for an hour.

Open Share (Small Groups) are a safe place to begin to process some of your hurts, habits and hang-ups. 

Those attending Celebrate Recovery attend Newcomers 101.  It’s a brief one-time orientation with opportunities to ask questions about this life-changing pro-gram!

Everyone else attends the Women's A-Z group or the Men's A-Z group.

What are Hurts, Habits & Hang-ups?

A hurt, habit or hang-up is something that hinders your walk with God. 

  • Hurts:  An emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or a disturbing situation (abuse, abandonment, codependency, divorce, grief, relationship issues, illness or physical disabilities, etc.) 
  • Habits:  An addiction to someone or something (alcoholism, drugs, food, gambling, lying, overworking, over-spending, perfectionism, sex, smoking, etc.) 
  • Hang-ups:  Negative mental attitudes that are used to cope with people or adversity.

Eight Recovery Principles

The Road to Recovery Based on the Beatitudes

Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.

          “Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.”

Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover.

          “Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.

          “Happy are the meek.”

Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.

          “Happy are the pure in heart.”

Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.

          “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires”

Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others.

          “Happy are the merciful.” “Happy are the peacemakers”

Reserve a time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.

Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. (Step 12)

          “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”

12 Steps and Biblical Comparisons

  1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.  
    For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. Romans 7:18

  2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.  
    For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:1

  3. We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God.  
    Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1

  4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.  
    Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. Lamentations 3:40

  5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
    Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16

  6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.  
    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10

  7. We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.
    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

  8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.  
    Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31

  9. We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.  
    Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:23-24

  10. We continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.  
    So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! 1 Corinthians 10:12

  11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us, and power to carry that out.  
    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. Colossians 3:16

  12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and practice these principles in all our affairs.  
    Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore them gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Galatians 6:1