Celebrate Recovery is an ongoing ministry of PBC in cooperation with other local churches that meet at various times throughout the week. No registration is required. Participants may begin at any time. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program that offers a safe place for anyone to confidentially deal with their hurts, habits and hang-ups. This 12-Step program includes eight biblical recovery principles (Matthew 5:3-10) that will enable you to change your life. See Area CR Groups for local churches hosting weekly CR meetings.
Celebrate Recovery will help you experience healing and freedom from these and other behaviors that burden you and keep you from experiencing the abundant life that God intended for you. Through weekly meetings open to everyone, gender separated 12 step studies, accountability relationships, Biblical teaching and inspiring testimonies you will be strengthened and equipped to overcome your hurts, habits and hang-ups.’ Please call the church office for contact information for CR ministry leader David M.
PlanoBibleChapel helps connect people to other Celebrate Recovery (CR) groups in the area that are currently conducting weekly meetings. Here is a list of some that you might want check out.
Chase Oaks Church
281 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75025
Men's leader: Mike Farmer
Ladies leader: Jennifer Elvington
Meet on: Thursday 6:30-9:30 pm
The Heights Baptist
201 West Renner Road, Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (972) 238-7243
Men's leader: Rob Britten
Ladies leader: Pam Nicholson
Meet on: Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Willow Bend Church
5701 West Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093
Ministry leader: Darrell Bye
Meet on: Monday 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Christ Fellowship Chruch
2801 Orchid Drive, McKinney, TX 75070
Ministry leader: Rita Bingham
Meet on: Friday 6-9:30 pm
Celebrate Recovery's Eight Recovery Principles
Based on the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-10)
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 they are spiritually poor.”
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.”
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)
“Happy are the meek.”
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.”
Voluntarily submit to every change 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”
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,”
“Happy are the peacemakers”
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 by my words. (Step 12)
“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”
Life is hard. Life hurts. And we all need help. Listen to James Langford's story of what God has been doing to help him survive and thrive on his spiritual journey:
"I have been very blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of Celebrate Recovery ministry [at PBC] for 3 years now. In those three years, the Lord has truly gotten a hold of my heart and my life. Habits and behaviors have changed for me that I would have thought I could never break free from. God has shown Himself faithful to me through this ministry, and has walked beside me through all of my recovery."
James Langford has sensed the Lord calling him to lead a men’s closed step study about Life's Healing Choices at Plano Bible Chapel, along with co-leader, David Matusz. The twelve steps are based on Scripture as the model for living your life. It's a personal journey though each of these steps of your hurts, habits, and hang-ups in community with a group lead by James and David.
You also may be wondering "Why would I want to do this"? Here's a few reasons:
- A safe, anonymous place where you can come and be real about life's struggles. Step study meetings are confidential, and what is said there stays there.
- You are dealing with a habit you can't break like anger, an addiction, lying or codependency.
- You are hung up on a past or present hurt that just won't seem to go away.
- You went through and enjoyed the "Life's Healing Choices" class at PBC. This class was an abridged version of a step study.
The closed, 12 step study began Saturday, April 23 at 7:00am in the PBC junior high building. However, James would love to talk more with anyone who has questions, so feel free to call him at 214.334.6758.