The purpose of The Branch Church’s Celebrate Recovery ministry is to fellowship and celebrate God's healing power in our lives through the "8 Recovery Principles; 12 Steps." This experience allows us to "be changed.”
We become willing to accept God´s grace in solving our lives´ problems. By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors.
| As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power – Jesus Christ, the one and only true Higher Power.|
For more information about The Branch's Celebrate Recovery, send us an email or call us at 972-428-3229.
What to Expect at CR:
CR helps life's hurts.
A “hurt” can be classified as any life experience that may have damaged your heart. Some offense against you that crippled your ability to deal with the world in a healthy way. Something that may have twisted your view of yourself, God or others. Some common hurts include:
- Abused as a child, or by a spouse, employer, or the church
- Dysfunctional family (divorce, alcoholism, drug abuse, rage, etc.)
- Grief / Loss
CR helps replace bad habits with good habits.
“Habits” tend to be unhealthy patterns that often start as a perceived “remedy” for some problem in your life, but end up turning into a chronic bad behavior or addiction. Habits are the repeat, default scripts you run to when the going gets tough. They are your grooved plays that continually lead to trouble in your life.
Some common habits are:
- Abusive behavior
- Cheating, affairs, unmarried sex
- Critical spirit
- Eating disorders
- Sex addictions
- Spending problems
- Wasteful pursuits
CR helps overcome negative hang-ups.
“Hang-ups” are those road blocks that keep you from progressing further in God’s plan for your life. They are often shaped by some bent thinking you may have received as a child, or some unhealthy attitude you may have adopted as a means of coping with life’s challenges. Here are some common hang-ups we work out in our 12-step Celebrate Recovery process:
- Anxiety / Worry
- Body image problems
- Bullying, bigotry
- Control freaks
- Greed / Envy
- Guilt (false) and / or shame
- Lack of self-control
- Lack of trust in God
- People pleasing