Information for Newcomers


Purpose Statement

The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to serve God by reaching out to others so we can step out of denial into God’s grace, take an honest and spiritual inventory that will help us get right with God, ourselves and others, and allows us to grow in Christ while helping others.

Successful Formula

cr-praise-1Perhaps you are wondering why Celebrate Recovery is so successful in thousands of churches across the land and around the world. There are 7 features that make it unique:

  • Celebrate Recovery is based on God’s Word, the Bible.
  • Celebrate Recovery is forward looking.
  • Celebrate Recovery emphasizes personal responsibility.
  • Celebrate Recovery emphasizes spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ.
  • Celebrate Recovery utilizes the biblical truth that we need each other in order to grow spiritually and emotionally.
  • Celebrate Recovery addresses all types of habits, hurts and hang-ups.
  • Celebrate Recovery is a leadership factory.
Things We Are
Things We Are Not
  • A safe place to share.
  • A refuge.
  • A place of belonging.
  • A place to care for others and be cared for.
  • Where respect is given to eachmember.
  • Where confidentiality is highly regarded.
  • A place to learn.
  • A place to demonstrate genuine love.
  • A place to grow and become strong again.
  • A place for progress.
  • Where you can take off your mask and allowothers to know who you are.
  • A place for healthy challenges and healthy risks.
  • A possible turning point in your life.
  • A place for selfish control.
  • Therapy.
  • A place for secrets.
  • A place to look for dating relationships.
  • A place to rescue or be rescued by others.
  • A place for perfection.
  • A long-term commitment.
  • A place to judge others.
  • A quick fix.

Would You Like to Serve with Us?

Opportunities for Service
Primary Duties

BBQ Team

Organize and serve dinner on Friday nights: includes planning, buying; preparing and serving food and drinks; clean-up; emptying trash. Includes greeting, and collecting  money. Monthly meeting.

Prayer Team

Pray for Coaches and Facilitators by name, on a daily basis. Pray weekly for special CR prayer requests turned in on CR prayer request forms.

Worship/Sound Tech Team

Lead Praise and Worship at weekly Large Group.  Arrive 1 1/4 hr. early for rehearsal on Fridays.   Auditions are held periodically. Request a Worship Team Application  to know the Worship Team requirements and guidelines. Sound Technicians  rotate to run powerpoint.

Café Recovery Team

Prepare and serve coffee and  dessert for Café Recovery.  (Will need to be set upduring Small Group time.) Clean up Gym, Kitchen and empty trash.  Create positive atmosphere.

Greeter Team

This team of men and women meet and greet people before, during and after meal and then direct participants  at locations around the church. Be sensitive to “newcomers” and help them find their way!

CR Inside Team

These teams of male and female CR Leaders take CR into Oklahoma prisons. Reach out to those who are incarcerated.  DOC Badge not a requirement, but is helpful. Monthly meeting.

CR Inside Out Team

This team helps women who are seeking recovery from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. DOC Badge not a requirement, but is helpful. Monthly meeting.

Office Team

This team works at the CR Office during the day, Mondays through Friday: filing, creating documents, making copies or printing publications for Celebrate Recovery. Hours are flexible as you work with the Office Team Leader and CR staff.

Set-Up Team

This team sets up the rooms with chairs in each room for Friday night. They put up various rooms and outside to advertise. Set up (& take down) the chip table for large group, the literature table, name tag table and the Sign Up Table.

Usher Team

Set up & take down of Worship Center, roping off the pews. Distribute bulletin at CR Large Group, collect the offering  and count number attending Large Group-record in CR Office.

Hospitality Team

Help plan and serve at Fellowships, Special Events, Retreats and Monthly Meetings.

Newcomer Team

Completion of the Steps required… Be trained and prepared  to lead Newcomers 101 on Friday night.