If you want freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits we encourage you to check out Celebrate Recovery at the Real Life Church. This ministry seeks to celebrate God’s healing and redemptive power in our lives through the Eight Recovery Principles Celebrate Recovery is based on.

We invite you to use our ministry to experience change, allow God’s grace to help you solve life’s problems, and allow him to release you from your addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors that have been holding you back from authentic joy in your life.

Meeting Times

Due to COVID-19 Celebrate Recovery currently meets every Friday at 6 pm via Facebook.

We also meet once a month on the second Friday of each month at 7 pm on the Valencia campus.

Our Purpose

Celebrate Recovery is a spiritual growth discipleship program designed to help people live a free life devoted to Jesus Christ. It is designed to help broken and hurting people overcome life’s adversities and discover freedom and healing from hurts, habits and hang-ups CR is for anyone who wants to discover true freedom and experience genuine joy and purpose in life. It truly is a program that anyone and everyone should attend.

Yeah, but is it for me?

Celebrate Recovery is a “Me too” kind of place where no perfect people are allowed and all are welcome to participate in a Christ-centered program that heals and sets people free from all hurts, habits and hang-ups through the power of Jesus Christ in community with other people.

CR is a recovery program aimed at all “hurts, habits, and hang-ups”, including but not exclusive to: high anxiety, co-dependency, compulsive behaviors, sex addiction, financial dysfunction, drug and alcohol addictions and eating disorders.

If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected]

Groups.

Crisis Response Groups

Celebrate Recovery Crisis Response (CRCR) groups are online Open Share groups, we believe this can be a temporary solution to still be able to connect. Here’s what a CRCR looks like.

The online group is gender and issue-specific. It is led by a trained leader from Saddleback’s Celebrate Recovery. All members are committed to being alone in the room they are in. The CRCR Guidelines (view here) must be used every time. The leader is subject to remove anyone who is not following the guidelines.

CRCR groups meet virtually every Friday at 7 p.m. Please click the interest link below if you would like to join a CRCR group.

Step Studies

It has been said that “you go to a meeting to feel better, but you work the steps to get better”. Step Studies are a safe place to work through the Jesus-centered 12 Steps in a gender-specific group. They are a minimum one-year commitment and meet on different nights of the week. It’s a place where the “why” behind addictions and behavior can finally be uncovered and freedom can be found. We consider this a “heart to heart” experience.

Step Studies are currently not open for registration. Join our interest list and we will contact you when registration is open.

Children are welcome.

Children are welcome at Celebrate Recovery.

Childcare

Childcare is provided for children under 5 years old.

Celebration Place
(for children ages 5-12)

Celebration Place is a 52-week program that mirrors the Celebrate Recovery one-year, large group teaching schedule and curriculum plan. This means that while adults explore topics that bring healing and wholeness, their kids are discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways!

The Landing
(for teenagers ages 13-17)

The Landing, for students, is an ongoing 52-week program based on the beatitudes where Jesus laid out principles for happiness in the Sermon on the Mount. The Landing is for teenagers who are struggling to live their lives in a healthy, God-honoring way. It is a safe, healing place where teenagers can live a freer, healthier and more God-centered life.

Stay Connected

Give

You can now give online to Celebrate Recovery. Be sure to select Celebrate Recovery from the “Give To” section.

Volunteer

We are always looking for future leaders and would love to help you get plugged in more deeply with the program.

Connect Online

Join our Facebook group to stay connected with us and others every day of the week.

Eight Recovery Principles

R

Realize
I’m not God I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable.

“Blessed are those who know they are spiritually poor.”
Matthew 5:3

E

Earnestly
believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and the He has the power to help me recover.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Matthew 5:4

C

Consciously
choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.

“Blessed are the meek.”
Matthew 5:5

O

Openly
examine and confess my faults to myself, to God and to someone I trust.

“Blessed are the pure in heart.”
Matthew 5:8

V

Voluntarily
submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.

“Blessed are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.”
Matthew 5:6

E

Evaluate
all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others except when to do so would harm them or others.

“Blessed are the merciful.”
Matthew 5:9

R

Reserve
a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and gain the power to follow His will.

Y

Voluntarily
submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.

“Blessed are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.”
Matthew 5:6

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