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Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find freedom from your hurts, hang-ups, and habits.

find freedom,
from anywhere

Meet with a CR Group online from anywhere, every Wednesday at 12pm PST.
Our online Zoom group makes it possible for anyone to find the help they need, especially if there isn’t a CR Group close to where you live, or if you need immediate encouragement in your recovery journey.

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Who Is Celebrate
Recovery For?

Celebrate Recovery is for EVERYONE!

No one should have to face their pain alone.

We are a grace-filled community of strugglers who courageously enter this safe and beautiful space to get honest about our pain, and the negative ways we may see ourselves, God, and others. In this process, we come to accept that some of the habits we have developed to escape our pain may have hurt us and those close to us.

It is a biblically based approach to help us achieve long lasting recovery by healing our hurts, guiding us toward new healthy truths, and developing life-giving habits.

CR summit

Join us July 10th-12th at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA for the Summit – a 3-Day conference experience designed for personal encouragement and inspiration, as well as, leadership equipping and development.

Known as the “biggest recovery party on the planet”, the CR Summit is for Celebrate Recovery leaders, participants in Celebrate Recovery, those hearing about recovery for the first time, and churches looking to start a Celebrate Recovery. 

It’s for anyone looking to take their personal recovery journey, or their Celebrate Recovery ministry, to the next level! 

Join others on the road to recovery

Don't Just Take Our
Word For It

Hear from real people who have gained freedom and healing through Celebrate Recovery.

Celebrate Recovery provided the tools and knowledge to replace constant worry, codependency, and anxiety with the peace that comes from God.

Debbie Smith Veenstra

Celebrate Recovery brought me and my family out of addiction, instilling hope into our lives.

Jeremy Jones

My life was unmanageable and now I have hope.

Jan Richards

It was a place where I could belong before I believed or behaved, and was able to find a genuine relationship with Jesus that changed everything.

Ryan Ramsey

Celebrate Recovery showed me my substance use was an outward behavior of something hurting deeply within… once I recognized this I was able to address those places and found great freedom and healing.

Jessica Apple

Don't Just Take Our
Word For It

Hear from real people who have gained freedom and healing through Celebrate Recovery.

Celebrate Recovery provided the tools and knowledge to replace constant worry, codependency, and anxiety with the peace that comes from God.

Debbie Smith Veenstra

Celebrate Recovery brought me and my family out of addiction, instilling hope into our lives.

Jeremy Jones

My life was unmanageable and now I have hope.

Jan Richards

It was a place where I could belong before I believed or behaved, and was able to find a genuine relationship with Jesus that changed everything.

Ryan Ramsey

Celebrate Recovery showed my my substance use was an outward behavior of something hurting deeply within… once I recognized this I was able to address those places and found great freedom and healing.

Jessica Apple

FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

One of the biggest misconceptions about Celebrate Recovery is that it is only for people who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction. That could not be further from the truth. In fact, out of all of the people who attend Celebrate Recovery around the world, ⅔ of them come for an issue other than drugs or alcohol. Some of the reasons people attend CR are: codependency, anger issues, sexual addiction, adult child of family dysfunction, eating disorders, control issues, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, sexual, physical, emotional or mental abuse, and that’s just to name a few. We truly believe that everyone can benefit from Celebrate Recovery! If there’s any issue in your life that is holding you back or causing you pain, Celebrate Recovery is a fit for you!

Many people find the process of starting recovery scary because they aren’t sure how to begin or what to expect. The easiest way to get started, is to get started! Use the Group Finder to find a local Celebrate Recovery ministry in your area and go! If you can’t find one nearby, expand the search or contact your local CR Rep.  You don’t need to sign up, register ahead of time, or even let anyone know you’re coming. 

No matter where you are in the world, when you get to a local Celebrate Recovery ministry you’re sure to find a few common things. First, you’ll find loving people who won’t judge you or try to fix you. You’ll find people who have experience healing from their hurts, hang-ups and habits in CR by the power of Jesus Christ. Next, you’ll find a safe place to share what’s going on in your life and hear from the experience of others. Most importantly, you’ll find a place where you can connect with Jesus and find healing from your life’s issues, what we often refer to as hurts, hang-ups and habits. No one should have to go through recovery alone, get started in Celebrate Recovery today!

If you are interested in starting a Celebrate Recovery ministry at your church, there are lots of ways to help you get started. The first and most important is your local CR Representative. Click here to find the CR Rep in your area. Your CR Rep is a volunteer who would love to help you get started. They are experts in helping churches start and grow Celebrate Recovery ministries! 

Once you’ve contacted your CR Rep, there are a few paths you can take to get ready to launch. It is strongly recommended that you purchase the Celebrate Recovery [Leader’s Guide]. This outlines the key points of Celebrate Recovery and will be an essential part of your success. Another suggestion is to join us on CR Community App and purchase the 7 Keys Training. These keys have been used to help thousands of churches launch Celebrate Recovery. With these tools and the help of your CR Rep you will have a healthy CR ministry at your church before you know it!

Aside from the main ministry Celebrate Recovery, we have two additional ministries of CR. They are Celebration Place and The Landing. In addition to these ministries, we have 7 teams. They are Cultural Communities, Mental Health, CR International, CR Inside, CPR, Welcome Home, and Opioid. To read more about each of these, and how to contact them, check out our About page.

Our history

Celebrate Recovery started in 1991 as a ministry of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. Founder John Baker shared with Senior Pastor Rick Warren a vision God had given John for a new ministry where people could find freedom from their hurts, hang-ups, and habits.

With John and his wife Cheryl leading the ministry, on the first night, 43 people attended, and Celebrate Recovery was officially born. Today, over 27,000 people have gone through the program at Saddleback Church.

There are now 35,000+ churches with a Celebrate Recovery ministry, plus Celebrate Recovery is found in recovery houses, rescue missions, universities, and prisons around the world. We are a part of something much larger than one church’s recovery ministry. Celebrate Recovery continues to be a growing global movement.

The need for Celebrate Recovery is unmistakable, being a safe place for people to find freedom from the issues controlling their lives.

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