Celebrate Recovery

We are changed as we receive support, discover our strengths, and realize hope. As long as we keep our issues in the dark we will remain prisoners to those things that cause our pain. When we bring our issues into the light we can experience God’s healing power. In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace and forgiveness in solving our life’s problems. In Celebrate Recovery we proclaim the truth that Jesus Christ is the one and only Higher Power.

  • Are you wearing a mask of DENIAL?

    Before you can make any progress in recovery, you need to face your denial. Denial has been defined as “a false system of beliefs that are not based on reality” and “a self-protecting behavior that keeps us from honestly facing the truth.” Did you ever deny that your parents had problems? Did you ever deny that you had problems? 

    God said in Jeremiah 6:14 (LB) “You can’t heal a wound by saying it’s not there!” 

    We have a false belief that denial protects us from our pain. In reality, denial allows our pain to fester and grow and to turn into shame and guilt. Denial extends your hurt. It multiplies your problems.

    God promises in Jeremiah 30:17 (NLT) “I will give you back your health again and heal your wounds.” 

  • Come Join Us at Celebrate Recovery

    • Our old ways of trying to control our hurts, habits, and hang-ups doe not work. We try to bury the pain of these things by our denial. David came to the place where he had to move from his denial. In Psalm 6:2-3 David said, Psalms 6:2-3 (LB) “Pity me, O Lord, for I am weak. Heal me, for my body is sick, and I am upset and disturbed. My mind is filled with apprehension and with gloom.” David had come to the place where he admitted that he was powerless over those things that caused his hurt. 

    • We need to admit that we are powerless to help ourselves and turn our lives over to God. Do not let your pride trap you. Proverbs 29:23 (LB) says, Pride ends in a fall, while humility brings honor.” Until we admit we are powerless we will try to hide from our pain by getting involved in things and relationships that are unhealthy. When you admit that you are powerless and start to face reality, you will find that you do not have to be alone. 
  • Meeting Time and Place

    We meet on Thursday nights, dinner at 6:00 pm followed by large group starting at 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm.

    18147 East IL HWY 15

    (approximately 2.5 miles east of the Mount Vernon Airport)

    Childcare is provided for children up to 5th grade. 

    Please contact Phaedra Gentry with any questions.