What is Celebrate Recovery?
Celebrate Recovery is a place to gather and find God’s healing power through sharing our experience, strength and hope with one another, through solid teaching rooted in the Bible and best recovery practices, and in accepting God’s grace to solve our life’s habits, hurts and hang-ups.
How Do I Get Started?
Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday evening at Alexandria Covenant Church (follow Dakota Street just north of Target). Just show up between 6 and 6:30 p.m. through either of the church’s main floor entrances. You’ll be welcomed by greeters and signs pointing you to recovery information and other resources. Enjoy snacks and a cup of coffee at the café tables where you can rewind and meet others before moving into our Ministry Center at 6:30 p.m. for our Large Group Celebration.
Following our Large Group Celebration, we’ll walk you and other first-time participants through a Newcomers 101 session at 7:30 p.m. Afterwards, you can stay as our guest at the Solid Rock Café for free coffee, desserts or a snack. Your kids are welcome too! Free childcare is available from 6:15-8:45 p.m. for newborns through kindergarteners in our Nursery Zone.
Celebration Station every Monday night for you kids!
“The Celebration Station dream is to put Celebrate Recovery out of business by breaking the cycles of dysfunction in our families.” – John Baker
Celebration Station is a 52-week children’s program that complements Celebrate Recovery meeting every Monday night-inspiring kids with hope, joy and happiness while they learn to rely on God and make Jesus the enduring, rock-solid foundation of their lives. So while adults explore topics that bring healing and wholeness, kids discover the same truths in age-appropriate ways!
Celebration Station gives kids…
- Hope for all the amazing things God has in store for them
- Truths that help them overcome life’s challenges by learning to lean on Jesus
- Joy as they embark on a wonderful, year-long journey of songs, games, videos, impactful experiences, and great conversation
- Friendships with other children
What Happens on a Monday evening?
6:00-6:30 p.m. // Potluck Supper (First Monday of the month)
Come early at 6 p.m. for a potluck supper downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. If you are able, please bring a side dish or dessert item. The main dish is provided.
6:30-7:30 p.m. // Large Group Celebration
Everyone meets together in the Ministry Center for a time of worship, followed by a teaching or testimony. There is no pre-registration or sign-ups. Upon arrival a greeter will welcome you and hand you a bulletin to help orient you to the evening.
7:30-8:30 p.m. // Newcomers 101
This is a one-time meeting where you will hear more about Celebrate Recovery, hear personal mini-testimonies, and ask direct questions.
7:30-8:30 p.m. // Open Share Groups
This is the time to break into recovery-specific groups and share and hear from others with similar hurts, hang-ups and habits. A safe environment to begin working on your recovery.
8:30 p.m. // Solid Rock Café
This is a great time for fellowship with others from your group. Join us for coffee, desserts, or a healthy snack.
What Recovery Groups Do You Offer?
Monday Evening Open Share Groups
- Men’s Dependency Group
- Men’s Life Issues Group
- Women’s Dependency Group
- Women’s Life Issues Group
Step Study Groups
At various times during the week we offer in-depth Step-Study Groups. Step Studies use the Celebrate Recovery Participant’s Guides and the Bible to work more intentionally on our areas of healing and recovery. We start new groups as people indicate interest and we can identify and train qualified leaders. We announce new Step Studies several weeks before a new group starts.
- Men’s Groups (various issues)
- Women’s Groups (various issues)
Where Do I Find Out More Information on Celebrate Recovery?