Step Study

Celebrate Recovery uses the Twelve Steps and its related Scriptures as the Biblical model for living your life.  A Step Study is a personal journey through each of these steps in a confidential group led by a facilitator who has completed a study.  The group is open for newcomers to join until the group reaches the fourth step, when the group is closed for the duration of the steps.

We use Celebrate Recovery’s four participant workbooks.  When you finish the study, you will have worked your hurts, habits, and hang-ups through each of the Twelve Steps.  A Step Study is a long-term commitment (9 - 12 months) to the members of the group.  We do follow strict guidelines to keep the group’s trust.  Step Study meeting are gender-specific but not issue specific and meet on different days than the main Celebrate Recovery Sunday evenings.

Celebrate Recovery strongly encourages the use of a sponsor and accountability partners when working these steps to recovery.


To ensure that Celebrate Recovery is a safe place, the following five guidelines are followed in all small groups:

  • 1 - Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings. Limit your sharing to three to five minutes.
  • 2 - There is NO cross talk. Cross talk is when two individuals engage in conversation excluding all others. Each person is free to express his or her feelings without interruptions.
  • 3 - We are here to support one another, not "fix" another.
  • 4 - Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group. The only exception is when someone threatens to injure themselves or others.
  • 5 - Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered recovery group.