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What will Celebrate Recovery’s Step Studies do for me?

  • Provide a safe place to share experiences, strengths, and hopes with others in Christ-centered recovery.
  • Provide a leader who has gone through a similar hurt, hang-up, or habit and who facilitates the group, focusing on a particular Step or Principle each week. The leader follows Celebrate Recovery’s “Small Group Guidelines” (see guidelines here).
  • Provide the opportunity to find an Accountability Partner or a Sponsor.

What Celebrate Recovery’s Step Studies will not do?
Celebrate Recovery will NOT—

    • Attempt to offer any professional advice. Our leaders are not counselors. At your request, we can provide you with a list of approved counseling referrals.
    • Allow its members to attempt to “fix” one another.

What material do I need to participate in a Step Study?
A Life Recovery Bible and the Celebrate Recovery participants’ guides (set of 4). These are available for purchase at the information table before or after CR meetings or on any Sunday. Speak to a team member or greeter.

Do Step Studies meet on the same night as the Celebrations?
No. Step studies meet on a different night than the Monday night celebrations. Initially, step groups will meet on Monday nights, but leaders and participants can determine alternate meeting nights based on the groups’ schedule.

Are Step Study groups always open to new members?

Step studies accept new members for about 90 days (during the sessions based on the first book) and then become closed groups so participants can move from foundational principles to advanced topics at the same pace. On the other hand, Monday night open share groups are always open to new members.

How long does it take to go through the 12-step program?
There are 25 units in the Celebrate Recovery material and step groups usually take about 2 weeks per lesson. Most step groups will finish the four participants’ guides in a year. It should be understood that, for many issues, recovery is a life-long process.