Sixteen years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through the recovery process. Celebrate Recovery has helped more than 10,500 people at Saddleback, attracting more than 70 percent of its members from outside the church. Eighty-five percent of the people who go through the program stay with the church and nearly half serve as church volunteers.
Our society is becoming more and more complex. Kids now have three sets of grandparents. Sexual addiction for men and women is growing at an exponential rate. Divorce is at an all time high – for Christians. This is our reality.
John Baker, the founder of the Celebrate Recovery ministry, is passionate about recovery because he’s experienced it firsthand. Eighteen years ago, God gave John a vision for a Christ-centered recovery program. Today more than 500,000 people have gone through Celebrate Recovery program in more than 10,000 churches.
John is the pastor of Celebrate Recovery at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., He has served on the Saddlebacks pastoral staff for the last 15 years. He is the author of the Celebrate Recovery Curriculum and his new book Lifes Healing Choices. He is also the general editor or the Celebrate Recovery Bible.
Joining John will be his wife of 38 years, Cheryl, who has worked side-by-side with him since the inception of Celebrate Recovery.
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For those interested in starting a Celebrate Recovery ministry
Forming Your Leadership TEAM
Implementing the 90 Day Kick-Off Strategy
Leading Your Large Group Meeting and Worship Time
Leading Open Share Groups
How to Lead Your Step Study Groups
Up and Running
For Celebrate Recovery programs already active and growing
Small Group Guidelines
Taking Your CR on a International Missions Trip
CR Pod-casts and New Media
How to take Celebrate Recovery Into Prisons
Conflict Resolution and Restoration
Leading a Group Through the 4th Step
How to use the Celebrate Recovery Bible
Accountability Partners and Sponsors
Women Leading Celebrate Recovery
How to start a Lifes Healing Choices Small Group
Worship Part1 & 2
Pathway to Leadership
How to Write My Testimony
Life Hurts, God Heals
Recovery for Teens
Celebrate Pastors Recovery - CPR
Pastors Supporting or Leading Their Celebrate Recovery
You don’t have to start this program alone! Our hope is that while you are learning how to build a Celebrate Recovery program, you will also be building relationships with others who will help and assist you. Unique to the Summit are plenty of opportunities to connect with other Celebrate Recovery ministries in your state and local area. Back for 2008, the Hospitality area with its Regional Tents will provide easy connection with others from your area.
Wednesday, Aug. 12
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Key #1: Leadership Training
Key #2: Senior Pastor Support
Thursday, Aug. 13
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Key #3: Fellowship
Key #4: New Groups
Key #5: Curriculum
Friday, Aug. 14
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Key #6: Worship
Key #7: Outreach
Sunday Shoes Concert
Time of Commitment
Celebrate Recovery BBQ
Celebrate Recovery Service
Solid Rock Cafe
Admission to Celebrate A New Life is the first step to saving a life. Here is how the process works:
Contact Celebrate A New Life by phone (800) 708-3173 Toll-Free, or complete an on-line contact form. All communication is protected by privacy laws.
The Intake Admissions Counselor will guide callers through the steps necessary for admission and answer all questions related to the program, visiting, and what to bring.
The Admissions Counselor will help with all travel arrangements including flight schedules and transportation from the airport.
Financial arrangements are made to reserving a stay with Celebrate A New Life at Hope by the Sea.
Pack for a trip (two to three week stay).
New clients are greeted at nearby airports in Orange County or Los Angeles
Celebrate A New Life staff from day one, right up to the day of discharge, treats each client with dignity, care, love and respect. The first day makes an important impression on the new client and staff members want it to be a positive experience.
Celebrate A New Life operates at Hope by The Sea, a state licensed and certified facility. Celebrate A New Life offers a high-quality program with affordable, individualized treatment plans. To learn more, call (800) 708-3173. “The miracle of recovery can be yours" We will see ya at the summit!