Celebrate Recovery


Celebrate Recovery is based on God’s Word, the Bible. This program recognizes the importance of God’s healing power in our lives. Using the eight recovery principles found in the Beatitudes and Christ-centered 12 steps, people have the opportunity to experience lasting change. By sharing personal experiences, strengths and hopes with each other, people learn how to accept God’s grace in solving life’s problems.

By working the Christ-centered steps and applying their biblical principles found in the Beatitudes, we begin to grow spiritually, we become free from our addictive, compulsive, dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom enables us to experience peace, serenity, joy and most importanly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others.

Celebrate Recovery began as a ministry at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California in 1991 and has grown to be an international ministry helping countless people from all over the world recover from a multitude of hurts, habits and hangups.  Click here to learn more about the History of Celebrate Recovery.

Celebrate Recovery is not therapy or a quick fix.  Rather it is a place where the hard work of recovery can be done in a safe and nurturing environment.  Click here to learn more about What Celebrate Recovery Is and What It is Not.

Making the decision to come to a Celebrate Recovery meeting for the first time can be a little overwhelming.  While each location may meet at a different time and the meetings may be slightly different, all of the Celebrate Recovery ministry locations on this site follow the basic DNA of the Celebrate Recovery Program.  Click here to discover What to Expect at Celebrate Recovery.

Celebrate Recovery has several programs available to meet the needs of different audiences.  Click on the links to learn more about the Celebrate Recovery programs below.