Eastridge's Celebrate Recovery in Rockwall Texas is a Christ-centered spiritual recovery ministry for anyone and everyone to be set free from their hurts, habits and hang-ups.
MYTH: CR is just for people with addictions.
FACT: Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery ministry for anyone who has ever struggled with a hurt, habit, or hang-up in their life. Each person has “baggage” in their life. CR is a place for you to learn to let go of that baggage! All of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). You may struggle with something like anger management, gossip, or food. It may even be an issue not from something you did, but from something done to you in the past.
MYTH: I can’t share my issues at CR because people from church will find out about my problem(s).
FACT: One of the foundations of Celebrate Recovery is making it a SAFE PLACE. Within that safe place comes anonymity and confidentiality. Everything that is said and done within the confines of CR is kept safe. If someone at CR sees you at the grocery, at church, etc., they are not allowed to mention Celebrate Recovery in conversation with you. This is to protect all parties who do not want it to be known that they are attending CR. Anyone who is caught breaking the rules of SAFE PLACE will not be allowed to continue attending the program.
MYTH: CR is just another version of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
FACT: Celebrate Recovery was started by John Baker, who attended AA, but he was not comfortable with the program’s vagueness about God or a “higher power.” CR emphasizes a spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ, as He is the only power to help us with our hurts, habits, and hang-ups.
MYTH: CR is just for adults.
FACT: Along with Celebrate Recovery every Friday night, we will also host an event called “The Landing.” This is Celebrate Recovery for teens (7th-12th grade).
MYTH: CR is a program run by people outside our congregation, just like Boy Scouts, Weight Watchers, etc.
FACT: A year’s worth of planning and praying has been put into this ministry to tailor it specifically for Eastridge Church of Christ. The Elders have been overseeing the process, and a TEAM of coaches has volunteered to serve on this ministry.
Visit the Celebrate Recovery Rockwall website for more information.