Sun breaking through - rainbowCelebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the eight recovery principles and the Christ-centered twelve steps. Recovery is available from the hurts, hang-ups or habits that are interfering with our relationship with God or others.

The purpose of Celebrate Recovery meetings

We meet to celebrate God´s healing power in the midst of caring and supportive relationships.

How We Change

We open the door to healing by sharing our experiences, strengths, hopes and struggles with one another in an environment of acceptance and love. We present God´s grace as the central instrument in resolving our lives´ hurts, habits and hang-ups. By working the 12 steps and applying Biblical principles, we grow spiritually and become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, strong personal relationships with others as well as discovering our loving and forgiving Higher Power – Jesus Christ.

This experience allows us to “be changed.” We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God´s grace in solving our lives´ problems. By working and applying Biblical principles, we  grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others. As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power – Jesus Christ, our Higher Power.

Here’s a video that introduces Celebrate Recovery

The Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is;
not as I would have it.

Trusting that You will make all things right
if I surrender to your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Resources and Tools

Resources and ToolsFind all the tools we use in Celebrate Recovery Petaluma, including the Celebrate Recovery Participants Guides, the Journal, the Celebrate Recovery Bible and all of the Celebrate Recovery worship music.Find and Buy Celebrate Recovery Materials HERE




Celebrate Recovery’s Eight Recovery Principles

The Road to Recovery
Based on the Beatitudes

Principle 1 ~ Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. (Step 1)

“Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.”

Principle 2 ~ Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover. (Step 2)  “Happy are those how mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Principle 3 ~ Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)

“Happy are the meek.”

Principle 4 ~ Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps  4 and 5)

“Happy are the pure in heart.”

Principle 5 ~ Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7)  “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires”

Principle 6 ~ Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 and 9)

“Happy are the merciful.” & “Happy are the peacemakers”

Principle 7 ~ Reserve a time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. (Steps 10 and 11)

Principle 8 ~ Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. (Step 12)  “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”


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