The 7 “Secrets” of Celebrate Recovery

I continue to be amazed at how God is using our Celebrate Recovery ministry to impact the lives of people in our community and in our congregation. Recently, Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Community Church, where Celebrate Recovery began, wrote an article describing the features that make CR uniquely impactful.  I have posted the article … Continue reading The 7 “Secrets” of Celebrate Recovery

Making Jesus Known

On Sunday I shared with our congregation many of the ways we made Jesus known to our community in 2017. The list was extensive and impressive. It really is remarkable what God can do through a group of people who are committed to glorifying God by serving others in the name of Christ. One of … Continue reading Making Jesus Known

To Christians Who Drink

So, you're a Christian who believes it's not wrong, improper, or irresponsible to drink alcohol. OK. But I can ask you a favor? Please don't flaunt it. And here's why... Last Friday night I attended our congregation's Celebrate Recovery meeting, which includes a newcomer's class for those who haven't been before and want to learn … Continue reading To Christians Who Drink

Party at the Preacher’s House!

Last night, my wife, daughter, and I hosted our church's Celebrate Recovery leaders in our home to say "thank you" for the important and impactful ministry they are providing to the people in our congregation and community who are searching for freedom from life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups that have kept them from fully connecting … Continue reading Party at the Preacher’s House!

6 Things I’m Learning from Celebrate Recovery

In August my congregation launched Celebrate Recovery, which is a ministry aimed at helping people heal from the hurts, habits, and hangups that are keeping them from living the life they want to live and the life that God created them to live.  The official description of CR reads like this: "Celebrate Recovery is a … Continue reading 6 Things I’m Learning from Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery at Alameda (Part 3)

Tonight is the night we launch Celebrate Recovery at Alameda Church of Christ!  I am so excited about how God is going to use this ministry to change the lives of people in our community for the better.  Here's a short video about why we need this ministry: Here's the schedule of our Celebrate … Continue reading Celebrate Recovery at Alameda (Part 3)