Celebration Place is the children’s curriculum for Celebrate Recovery ministries for children ages 5-13 years of age. This Christ-centered curriculum mirrors the lessons taught in Large Group for adults. We refer to it as our “Pre-Covery” program. We strive to partner with parents to help break the cycle of dysfunction destroying so many of our families.
A night in Celebration Place is broken down into six parts:
The primary purpose of Free Play is to offer children an opportunity to build friendships.
Worship is important because it helps children connect with God.
Leaders present recovery principles and Biblical truths in ways children can understand.
Using the journal page, we help children identify their feelings and the reason why they feel the way they do.
Children learn how to apply the principles taught during the main lesson. A Center might be a game, activity, or craft to help children experience the main point of the lesson.
Leaders reiterate the main points of the lesson and familiarize children with the Serenity Prayer by reciting a version of it.
Through Celebration Place, children experience the love of Jesus as they learn how to love themselves and others while they grow in their own relationship with God. They also learn healthy coping skills for life’s tough issues.
Celebration Place is directed by Carrie Thompson (515.778.7842).