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We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our lives’ problems.


This new prayer app utilizes the words and wisdom of Pastor John Baker.

This app provides the healing truth of the Celebrate Recovery ministry through a brief explanation of the recovery steps and an encouraging prayer to help reach a hurting community with the truth of the Celebrate Recovery principles. Start your prayer guide journey through the Celebrate Recovery healing steps today

A Big thanks from Team Christbook~

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered 12 step program for those who are ready to embark on a journey of real and lasting change. Do you have a Hurt, Hang-up or Habit?

  • Do you believe, or want to believe in God, yet can’t seem to?
  • Do you want to trust God with your whole life, yet live in fear?
  • If you are honest, do you know you are not happy?
  • Is serenity only an ideal; seldom experienced?
  • Do you find your personal life is troubled?
  • Are your relationships clouded by conflict and confusion?
  • Do you find people in your life can’t understand you?
  • Do others not love you as you feel you should be loved?
  • Do you have resentments, anger, fear or loneliness?
  • Do you have persistent feelings of low self worth, shame, guilt?
  • Do you have recurring pain about relationships and living in general?
  • Have you tried to change your behaviours without success?
  • Have you tried to change the behaviours of people around you?
  • Have your even called God in on the struggle to change those close to you or yourself without apparent result?
  • Do those whom you try to “help” not cooperate?
  • Do you feel angry or hurt, asking, ”Why do they resent me”?
  • Do you think, “They should just do what I say”?
  • Do you tell others, “I am only trying to help them”?
  • Have you realized that you can’t even fix your own pain?
  • Do your prayers for God’s help not relieve the pain?
  • Have you not told anyone of your secret pain?
  • Does life not respond to your manipulations?
  • Are you realizing you don’t have the needed power?
  • Are you lacking spiritual resources to overcome the pain?
  • Do you have a difficulty and want to change?

Celebrate recovery

The purposes of Emmanuel Baptist Church’s Celebrate Recovery are to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 Steps and 8 Recovery Principles. This experience allows us to “be changed.” We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our lives problems.

By working the steps and applying their Biblical Principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. 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!

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Recovery Road Café. Fellowship and snacks.
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Worship and Message/Testimony. Everyone meets together for a time of worship, then a teaching or a testimony in the Sanctuary.  There is no preregistration or sign ups.  Upon arrival you will be greeted and handed a bulletin to help you become acclimated.

6:30 – 7:15 p.m. – Open Share Groups. This is the time to break into recovery specific groups.  Meet others with similar hurts, hang ups, and habits. These groups are gender specific.

7:15 – 8:00 p.m. – Recovery Road Cafe. This is held after Open Share Groups. This is a great time to fellowship with others from your group. Join us for refreshments and dessert.

Children are important to us – Friday night Celebrate Recovery Programs offer on-site childcare.

EBC CR Group

EBC CR Group



12 Steps | And Their Biblical Comparisons

12 Step Stairs

Step 1:

We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable.

Romans 7:18 I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.

Step 2:

We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Philippians 2:13 For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.

Step 3:

We made a decision to turn our wills and our lives over to the care of God.

Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship

Step 4:

We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Lamentations 3:40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.

Step 5:

We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for each other that you may be healed.

Step 6:

We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will lift you up.

Step 7:

We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Step 8:

We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Step 9:

We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Matthew 5:23-24 Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.<

Step 10:

We continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

1 Corinthians 10:12 So if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall.

Step 11:

We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry it out.

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.

Step 12:

Having had a spiritual experience as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.

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