Celebrate Recovery Large Group Worship - Sundays at 6:00pm in the Parlor
Celebrate Recovery Open Share Group - Sundays at 6:00pm in the Parlor
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, Bible-based, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or behavioral or chemical addictions of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe, anonymous, confidential place to find healing, community, and freedom from the issues that are controlling our lives in unhealthy ways.
Eastern Oklahoma County at Wickline UMC meets every Sunday at 6:00pm for
Large Group Worship, including praise and worship, prayer, and every week there is either a lesson or a testimony.
The second aspect of Celebrate Recovery is gender-specific Open Share small support groups, which immediately follow Large Group Worship.
The third aspect of Celebrate Recovery is the Step Study, which meets on a different day. The Step Study is an in-depth, study group for those who seek healing, freedom, and lasting change to safely share your heart and current struggles as well as the pains and hurts from the past. By delving deeper into your past and the choices you have made, the step study goes to the heart of the many issues we all face in life. When you go through this 12-step study, the truth of God's Word will transform your heart, mind, and soul. No longer will addictions, dysfunction, and compulsiveness be your constant way of life. Although you may struggle with them occasionally, with God's help you will learn how to become a new person. Step studies meet on a different night and are divided into men's and women's groups.
Men’s Step Study - Tuesdays at 6:30pm in Rm 101
Women’s Step Study - Thursdays at 6:30pm in the Parlor
Celebrate Recovery 12 Steps and Biblical Comparisons
1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable.
I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. Romans 7:18 NIV
2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:13 NIV
3. We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1 NIV
4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of
Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. Lamentations 3:40 NIV
5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16a NIV
6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10 NIV
7. We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NIV
8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 NIV
9. We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:23-24 NIV
10. We continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! 1 Corinthians 10:12
11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us, and power to carry that out.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. Colossians 3:16a NIV
12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and practice these principles in all our affairs.