Q: Why are the Celebrate Recovery step studies so important and why do they take about a year to complete?
A: We learn about recovery and celebrate our victories in the large group. Then we share our struggles and victories in the open share groups. However, the “rubber meets the road” when we join a step study and answer the questions found in the four Celebrate Recovery participant’s guides. Given the number of participants in a step study group, the process of moving through the guides can take up to nine months to complete. The process of asking our-selves deep questions and finding healing does not happen overnight—but it does happen if we are willing to take this Christ-centered journey.
Q: Do I have to buy the Celebrate Recovery Bible for the step study?
A: Although it is not required, it is highly recommended. The Celebrate Recovery Bible is a tool for navigating the recovery principles found in your step study and in Scripture.
The Journey Begins
A Step Study is how we work through our hurts, habits, and hang-ups. We use CR’s first four Participant Guides (The Journey Begins) to direct us on a personal journey through each of the 12 steps and 8 recovery principles.
Step Study Groups are gender-specific and led by men or women who have completed a step study. They meet at another time during the week — meaning not Monday night.
When the group has completed the first Participant Guide, the group is closed to new people. New groups start periodically, so let us know if you’re interested in joining a step group.
We encourage you to prayerfully consider taking this first step. Let us know if you’d like to become part of a group.
You can start working in Participant Guide 1 — Stepping Out of Denial Into God’s Grace on your own, before the next group starts. It is not recommended that you move on to Participant’s Guide 2 without a sponsor or being in a step study. We have the participant guides and other books and resources available every Monday night.
The Journey Continues
Celebrate Recovery recently celebrated it’s 25th anniversary and introduced a new series of step study books–The Journey Continues. These 4 books (Participant Guides 5-8) is a revolutionary new step study curriculum that is taken after completing The Journey Begins (Participant Guides 1-4).
– Participant Guide 5 ~ Moving Forward in God’s Grace
– Participant Guide 6 ~ Asking God to Grow My Character
– Participant Guide 7 ~ Honoring God by Making Repairs
– Participant Guide 8 ~ Living Out the Message of Christ
The Journey Continues includes biblically based studies filled with brand new acrostics, deeper questions, and more helpful Bible verses.