Celebrate Recovery

at Longmont Nazarene

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurts, hangups, and habits of any kind.

"My Grace is Sufficient for you, for My power works best in your weakness." 

 2 Corinthians 12:9


Friday evenings, 7-9pm

Church Sanctuary, small classrooms

7pm Worship and lesson /testimony

8pm Small group meetings

 Celebrate Recovery is a national movement, giving people a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our live's.

Bill & Jan Bender

Celebrate Recovery Leaders

Living in a broken world, we all deal with life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits. No one has the ability, nor should they attempt, to face their hurts on their own. Celebrate Recovery is a beautiful community of hope-filled Christians that courageously enter this welcoming and safe place 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 may have developed to escape our pain have caused issues, even destruction, in our lives and those close to us.

Celebrate Recovery is a Biblically balanced approach to help bring sustainable recovery and healing to our hurts or negative behaviors. It guides us toward new healthy truths and life-giving habits as we repair our self-image, doubts, and broken relationships. Join more than 7 million people across the globe who now walk in freedom through the power of Jesus Christ, as we walk through the 8 principles of Celebrate Recovery based on the Beatitudes in Matthew 5.

The road to recovery based on the beatitudes

Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. (Step 1)

Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.

Matthew 5:3a TEV

Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover. (Step 2)

Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4 TEV, NIV

Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)

Happy are the meek. 

Matthew 5:5a TEV

Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps 4 and 5)

Happy are the pure in heart.

Matthew 5:8a TEV

Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7)

Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.

Matthew 5:6a TEV

Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 and 9)

Happy are the merciful.

Matthew 5:7a TEV

Happy are the peacemakers.

Matthew 5:9 TEV

Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. (Steps 10 and 11)

Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. (Step 12)

Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.

Matthew 5:10 TEV