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. 20 years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with all kinds of life hurts by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a healing process. Celebrate Recovery is now in over 27,000 sites worldwide, including 60 foreign countries. Over 2.5 million people have experienced the Celebrate Recovery curriculum. Eighty-five percent of the people who go through the program stay with the program and nearly half serve as volunteers in this program or another Jesus-centered ministry. Celebrate Recovery is now in over 20,000 churches worldwide.
This session is a one-time-only group that explains to a newcomer how Celebrate Recovery works. When someone comes to Celebrate Recovery for the first time, they usually have some apprehension and concern. This is to be expected. The 101 group provides a time for attendees to have their questions answered and learn how Celebrate Recovery can be effective for them. There is a gender-specific time set aside at the end of the meeting for additional discussion. 101 Occurs weekly from 6:00 to 6:50pm for first-time attendees.