What is Celebrate REcovery?

Celebrate Recovery is a network of highly imperfect people helping other highly imperfect people learn the skills that help us navigate our way through a world that is very often toxic and painful by providing a safe place for all people to receive and give support in dealing with the hurts, habits, and hang-ups that we all face.
We attempt to accomplish this by learning, understanding, and practicing the traditional 12 steps of recovery as well as 8 recovery principles from the New Testament. The goal of Celebrate Recovery is a complete transformation where both the mind and the body benefit from learning new and effective ways to cope with our past, our present, and our future redemptively. We understand that authentic transformation occurs over time and is rarely quick and never perfect.
By diligent application of our new skills, we slowly begin to discover the presence and reality of a forgiving and empowering God that is active on our behalf—the reason we celebrate. Through our work and celebration, we begin to experience moments of freedom from the addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors of our past. By continuing with our program we find that these moments of freedom gradually become our new way of life.
Through Celebrate Recovery, we believe it’s possible to renew and reinvigorate every relationship we have, at least from our perspective. We can’t control other people, and we don’t attempt to. We simply endeavor to control our own thoughts and behaviors based on the truth taught by Jesus. You’re certainly welcome to attend the next Celebrate Recovery meeting. We all welcome your participation and happily invite you to check us out.

The Details

Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. (including holidays) in the Worship Center on the East Fort Smith campus. It's a 12-step, faith-based program for anyone 18 years and older who is dealing with life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups. If you've ever thought about checking it out, come on!

We kick off every night at 5:30 p.m. with dinner in the lobby, 6 p.m. is large group, and 7 p.m. is open share groups. There's absolutely no cost to attend! You don’t need to be a member or regular attendee of Community Bible Church to attend, and childcare is available for those with younger children.  

If you have any questions, please call the church office at 479.452.9201  or reach out to frankie@communitychurch.com.

Kids and Students

Celebration Place is the approved children’s curriculum for Celebrate Recovery ministries for children ages 5-13 years of age.

This Christ-centered curriculum mirrors the lessons taught in Large Group for adults. We refer to it as our “Pre-Covery” program. We strive to partner with parents to help break the cycle of dysfunction destroying so many of our families.
The Landing is Celebrate Recovery’s student ministry geared towards Junior High and High School age students. This curriculum is designed to mirror the same material as the adult Celebrate Recovery curriculum, only packaged for students.

The Landing exists to provide a safe place for our students to process life and the struggles that accompany it, provide tools to help them live emotionally and spiritually healthy lives, and point them towards the freedom found in Jesus Christ.