A typical Celebrate Recovery meeting includes:
A large group meeting (7-8 PM)
An open share small group (8-9 PM)
Newcomers 101 (for your first week only) (8-9 PM)
Participants are encouraged to invite their families and friends to the pre-meeting dinner at 6 PM if they so choose; the dinner is hosted in the Children's Building and is designed for a time of great fellowship and great food at affordable prices with other Celebrate Recovery participants.
The large group meeting is designed for the participant to set aside the busyness and stress of the outside world by entering into a time of prayer, praise and worship, and teaching as a way of getting in touch with the one and only Higher Power, Jesus Christ. The service takes place in the large meeting room of the Children's Building, across the lobby from the nursery wing offering free childcare.
The open share small group meets immediately after the large group meeting in various breakout rooms and provides a place for the participant to connect with other Celebrate Recovery attendees. This is a safe place where participants can be in gender-specific groups and issue-specific groups.
Newcomers 101 is for first-time attendees and will help you better understand what Celebrate Recovery is all about as well as provide you the opportunity to ask questions or process your feelings in a safe environment before you make a commitment to a small group.
After you’ve attended Celebrate Recovery for a while, you will want to join a step study. The step study small group is for those who are ready to delve deeper into their past and the choices they have made. This is where participants will see real, lasting changes start to happen. Step studies take place another night of the week.
Celebrate Recovery also offers programs for children and teens. Celebration Place is the uplifting, hope-filled, children's companion to Celebrate Recovery. The Landing is Celebrate Recovery written for teens that help them deal with their hurts, hang-ups and habits.