Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery

Come enjoy a “safe place” as we seek healing from those things that keep us from leading healthy, balanced, and godly lives. Celebrate Recovery is not just for those with addictions, but for everyone who suffers pain in their lives from hurts, habits and hang-ups that hold them back.

Come discover the “8 Recovery Principles” that can pave the road to wholeness, growth, and spiritual maturity.

Celebrate Recovery Thursday Nights!

We invite you to join us for any/all of our Thursday night Celebrate Recovery activities. You may attend any time!

4:45 p.m. Optional “come as you are” dinner (Café, until 5:45 p.m.) | $5 for adults | $4 for children | $15 max. cost per family

6:00 p.m. Celebrate Recovery program (Café)

Note: There is no need to make a reservation for the dinner or program. Just come!

6:00 -8:00 p.m. Childcare is provided for infants through 5th grade.

8:00-8:30 p.m. Dessert Fellowship

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For more information, contact:

Brice Early, Campus Pastor
Phone: 678-4411, ext. 108
Email: bearly@yourcrosspoint.org
Barbara Miesch
Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader
Email: crsouthcrestview@yourcrosspoint.org

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Come celebrate Celebrate Recovery! Celebrate Recovery is beginning its 5th year in ministry, and we want to celebrate with our church family all that God has done so far. If you have ever been impacted by CR, if you’re interested in how CR can benefit you, or if you’re a part of our Crosspoint family, we want you to join us: Thursday, January 25 at 6:00 p.m. Come discover how God is transforming lives through the ministry of Celebrate Recovery.


The greatest growth and level of accountability takes place in the weekly step studies. Using the Celebrate Recovery participants guides, members of these gender-specific groups study each of the 12-steps and answer and discuss questions at the end of each lesson.

These groups are for men and women seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationship with God through the 12 steps and 8 principles of Celebrate Recovery.

All South Crestview Step Studies are currently closed. Please talk to a Celebrate Recovery Leader about new studies coming soon!

What is Celebrate Recovery?
Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program to help people overcome their hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Whatever is behind the pain in your life, procrastination, guilt, anger, rage, fear, anxiety, divorce, alcohol abuse, perfectionism, insecurity, overspending, overworking, overeating, grief, abuse, drugs, codependency, sexual addictions, hypochondria, hurtful relationships, gambling, lying or the need to control? Celebrate Recovery helps you face and resolve the problem behind the pain.

Who is it for?
Anyone and everyone.

What age groups are appropriate for participation?
At this time, ages 16 and above.

Why do I need to attend?
We have all hurt ourselves, we’ve all hurt other people, and others have hurt us. This means, each of us needs to heal from the effects these hurts have on us, and from the control they have in our lives.

What will it do for me?
Celebrate Recovery will provide a safe place for you to begin to work on issues that have been keeping you trapped and separated from the life that God intended for you to live and, in some cases, things that have kept you separated from God.

How often will it meet?
Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday night.

What does a typical evening look like?
“Come as you are” dinner and fellowship begins at 4:45 p.m.

  • Large group worship and teaching begins at 6:00 p.m. Everyone meets together for a time of worship then a teaching or a testimony in the Sanctuary. There is no pre-registration or sign-ups. Upon arrival you will be greeted by someone who will help you become acclimated.
  • Small gender-specific Open Share groups begin after worship. This is the time to break into recovery specific groups and share and hear from others with similar hurts, habits, and hang-ups.
  • Dessert and fellowship from 8:00-8:30 p.m. Everyone gathers together for this time in the Fellowship Hall. You are welcome to participate in any, or all, of the Thursday night opportunities.

Where does it meet?
Crosspoint, South Crestview, 2250 P J Adams Parkway, Crestview, FL

How do I get in?
You do not have to sign up; just show up!

What should I wear?
We encourage casual and comfortable.

Is childcare available?
Yes, for infants through 5th grade; no charge; 6:00-8:00 p.m. Parents/caregivers must register their child(ren) and remain on-site for Celebrate Recovery activities.

How much does it cost?
There is not a sign-up fee.

How long does it last?
Though Celebrate Recovery is not a “course”; the structure of the teaching on Thursday night repeats every year. This way, you can begin anytime.

What materials are used and how much do they cost?
Materials available are: Participant’s Guides: $5 | Celebrate Recovery Bible: $20 | Journal: $10 | Daily Devotional: $15 | Life’s Healing Choices: $10. There are no mandatory purchases. More information is available at the resource table on Thursday nights.

Are there groups for men and women?
The small groups are gender-specific.

Do I have to stand up and speak before a group of people?
No. There is no pressure, or requirement, to share.

Who are the leaders qualified for this type of ministry?
Like you, the leaders are people who are repenting and/or recovering from the hurts, habits, and hang-ups in their lives. They have completed, or are completing, the participant’s guides, have received the recommended training for leadership in Celebrate Recovery, remain accountable in their specific area of recovery, and desire to serve and help others find wholeness, growth, and spiritual maturity.

What makes this program different from non-Christ-centered 12-step programs?
Most people are familiar with the classic 12-step programs of AA and other groups. Based on the actual words of Jesus, Celebrate Recovery incorporates the eight recovery principles, found in the Beatitudes, with the 12-steps.

Will there be anonymity for people to share their heartfelt concerns?
Yes. Providing a safe place where anonymity is respected is a priority.

How will I benefit from attending and completing Celebrate Recovery?
The “road to recovery” from our hurts, habits, and hang-ups leads to wholeness, growth, and spiritual maturity. It doesn’t get much better than that.

How can I get involved?
If you desire to serve, there are many different opportunities! Opportunities to serve will be made available at Thursday night gatherings and through this web site.

What is a step study and where/when do the step studies meet?
The greatest growth and level of accountability takes place in the weekly step studies. Using the Celebrate Recovery participants guides, members of these gender-specific groups study each of the 12-steps and answer and discuss questions at the end of each lesson.

How do I get more information?

  • Come join us!
  • Visit the Celebrate Recovery® international web site.
  • Call 850-678-4411 (Crosspoint United Methodist Church).

What is the Serenity Prayer?
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is;
Not as I would have it;
Trusting that You will make all things right
If I surrender to Your will; So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with You forever in the next. AMEN.”

by Reinhold Niebuhr