Alcoholism - Divorce - Sexual Abuse - Codependency - Domestic Violence - Drug Addiction - Sexual Addiction - Food Addiction - Gambling 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 Christ. Celebrate Recovery fills a long-standing need in the church in its role as Christ's healing agent. Developed by John Baker and Rick Warren of the renowned Saddleback Church, this program's life-changing effectiveness has gained it an explosive, grass-roots popularity. Drawn from the Beatitudes, 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. Whether your congregation is large or small, this 25-lesson fellowship-based curriculum truly will be a celebration of Christ in the life of your church and its members.
|About the Contributor(s)||John Baker
John Baker is the founder of Celebrate Recovery, a ministry born out of the heart of Saddleback Church. John began serving as a lay pastor at Saddleback in 1991; and in 2001, Rick Warren asked John to become the pastor of Celebrate Recovery. John is a nationally known speaker and trainer in helping churches start Celebrate Recovery ministries. During the last sixteen years, nearly 10,000 individuals have gone through this Christ-centered recovery program at Saddleback.
|Publish Date||Aug 28, 2012|