The other day a woman called our church office needing to talk to someone. When I got on the phone and introduced myself, she asked if I was the leader of our Celebrate Recovery ministry. I said, "No, but I might be able to help you." And she opened up and started to share her … Continue reading She Hung Up On Me
Fridays at Alameda mean Celebrate Recovery because that's the night this incredible ministry meets. So, I dedicate this "Music Friday" selection to my CR family: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsA8qybks1M
In Monday's post I admitted that I was physically out of shape. That's not the first time I've said that. The other day I was working out at the gym and saw one of the members of my church family. This guy is in shape and is a regular at this gym. As I was … Continue reading Keep Coming Back
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
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
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
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!