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A Christ-Centered

12 step recovery program Finding freedom from our hurts, habits, hang ups, addictions, and compulsive behaviors.

What is Celebrate Recovery?

Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a Christ Centered 12-step program. It is a safe place to address destructive or compulsive behaviors, unhealthy relationships, addictions, anger, shame, codependency, past abuse, and so much more. People can find freedom from any hurt, hang-up or habit that is making their life unmanageable.

How does CR work?

Out of Saddleback Church, Celebrate Recovery was designed as a Christ-centered, bible-based, twelve-step recovery program to help men and women connect with God and others in a fresh new way and experience healing and freedom. The program is completely free and is being organized by leaders and volunteers in our own community. For more information or to become involved, send us an email.


All recovery groups meet each week in large group to start. Large group is a chance to worship together as well as hear the story/teaching of another who has experienced freedom and new life in Christ. After large group we’ll move to open share groups.


Open share groups (separate for men and women) are small groups that intentionally work in community to build trust through honest sharing about struggles. This part of recovery will help establish and continue daily practices for healing, joy, and freedom.


Our step study groups are closed groups (separate for men and women) where you walk through the need for God’s grace and how to respond to that – the only promise for lasting freedom. These small groups are biblically based step groups purposed to equip participants with an awareness of God, self and others from an internal shift of the heart to step into God’s plan for a life well lived.


Leaders and Volunteers are required to go through the entirety of the CR program and are now in a place where God is calling them to serve others like themselves. With Christ’s power, if  we can help one person break free from the chains of their addiction or compulsions, it has all been worth it. We cannot think of a greater privilege than being called by God to be a Celebrate Recovery Leader who is “A Living Encourager Authentically Devoted to Equipping others for Kingdom Results.”

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Please note even if we are not offering a group in your specific area of struggle, there is a place for you at Celebrate Recovery. Not all of the groups below will be available all of the time, but we will always have a group that will fit your needs. Send us an email if you have any questions.

Freedom From... 

  • Codependency
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Adult Children of Family Dysfunction
  • Chemically Dependent
  • Eating Disorders
  • Financial Recovery
  • Food Addiction
  • Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits
  • Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse
  • Self Injury
  • Sexual Addiction for Women
  • Sexual Addiction for Men
  • Same Sex Attraction for Women
  • Same Sex Attraction for Men
  • Love and Relationship Addiction
  • Freedom From Anger
  • Codependent Women in a Relationship with a Sexually Addicted Man

Celebrate Recovery Focuses On A 12-Step Process

Step 1
We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable.

Romans 7:18 (ESV)
For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.
Step 2
We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Philippians 2:13 (ESV)
for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Step 3
We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God.

Romans 12:1 (ESV)
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Step 4
We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Lamentations 3:40 (ESV)
Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the LORD!
Step 5
We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

James 5:16a (ESV)
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed...
Step 6
We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

James 4:10 (ESV)
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
Step 7
We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.

1 John 1:9 (ESV)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Step 8
We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

Luke 6:31 (ESV)
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
Step 9
We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Matthew 5:23–24 (ESV)
So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
Step 10
We continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

1 Corinthians 10:12 (ESV)
Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.
Step 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.

Colossians 3:16a (ESV)
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly... 
Step 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.

Galatians 6:1 (ESV)
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

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