"Come As You Are ... Leave Changed!"
Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependence Program
with a Christian emphasis...
...Our meeting room has a nice pool table,
air hockey, TVs, and a comfortable lounge area for relaxation and fellowship.
Connect with our Celebrate Recovery
group! Call 217-877-0009 or email
Listen to our Pastor's sermon on this
Dying Under The Influence"
For too long the local church has fallen
down on the job in helping people recover from harmful habits, hurts and
hang-ups. For too long most programs speak about ‘recovering’ as though it is
something that will never really take place. The problem is most programs
today have no real power because they have never known the name of the
Higher Power – Jesus Christ. But thanks to Rick Warren [bestselling author
of "The Purpose Driven Life"] and the leaders
Saddleback Community Church, a biblically-based recovery program has come out
that not only identifies our healer, but also celebrates the finality of
Therefore, God has led us to begin a
Celebrate Recovery ministry at GBC.
Although we have a leader and a core group of individuals who want to
participate, we also need people who have been delivered from habits,
hurts, or hang-ups to help in this ministry. If you are interested in finding
out more about Celebrate Recovery you can
write us or call 217-877-0009. Click the map for info. about
Celebrate Recovery is..
- Forward facing...we do not focus on the
past, but the future!
- Bible based
- A safe place to share
- A place of belonging
- A place to care for others and be cared for
- A place where respect is given to each
- A place where confidentiality is highly
- A place to learn
- A place to grow and become strong again
- A place where you can take off your mask
- A possible turning point in your life
MORE ABOUT CELEBRATE RECOVERY
- We struggle with life’s hurts, hang-ups,
and habits. Through God’s grace and power, thousands of individuals, in
hundreds of churches, have worked the Christ-centered Celebrate Recovery
- Celebrate Recovery allows us to
experience fellowship and celebrate God's healing power in our lives through
the "8 Biblical Recovery Principles." This experience allows us to "be
changed." By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow
spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional
- This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy
and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others. As
we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving
Higher Power - Jesus Christ, the one and only true Higher Power.
- Step You Through The
- Step-studies are discipleship groups that
meet to work through the 8 principles of the Celebrate Recovery program.
Groups are led by a trained facilitator
who has worked through his own personal recovery. [Been there, done that.]
- The groups meet weekly for about an hour
and a half, and the time to complete the steps usually takes about a year.
- Click on President Bush to listen to/read what he has to say about this
program. [Reference is approx. 1/2 thru speech.]
to go to the main Celebrate Recovery website.
- Connect with our Celebrate Recovery
group! Call 217-877-0009 or email
- Our current group focuses on chemical
dependence [alcohol, drugs, etc.] but future topics include
pornography, sexual purity, money addiction/gambling, co-dependents in a
relationship with an addicted man, low self esteem, control issues,
depression, abuse (physical/emotional/sexual), and anger.