Celebrate Recovery | Speaker Series
Feb. 27 at 6pm | Bristol Campus
Celebrate Recovery, continues Speaker Series, with guest speaker Rick Mitchell, who will be talking about Conflict Resolution! A family-oriented lifelong Southwest Virginia resident, Rick Mitchell is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner. He is Executive Director of the Bristol Lifestyle Recovery and Mended Women Lifestyle Recovery Programs of Fairview Housing and Owner/Director of Next Steps Services, Inc., both faith-based organizations. Dinner + childcare provided. Register

Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday at 6pm at the Highlands Fellowship Bristol Campus.
134 Commerce Ct. | Bristol, VA | 276.669.7400
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Freedom from life's struggles.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step discipleship program for those who want help with life. Struggles, including areas like addiction, past hurts, co-dependency, sexual purity, eating disorders, etc. The eight principles and 12 steps are found right in the Bible. The purpose of working the steps is to heal us and to draw us into a right relationship with God and our fellow man so we can feel the presence of God and serve others. By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors.

We all need recovery!

"Labels... depressed, ugly, forgotten, anxious, addicted, fat, insecure, freak, failure, weak, stupid. What label defines you today? These labels have power and can develop into unhealthy lifestyles, choices, and pain. In Celebrate Recovery, we gain the understanding and develop the tools to remove those labels and begin to repair the damage done to each of us. We find freedom through our Higher Power Jesus Christ, the 12-step process, and with accountability from those who surround us. Recovery starts today!"

Johnny Greene, Celebrate Recovery Director

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The mission of CR is to make available a safe place to meet in a group setting to focus on the hurts, habits, and hang-ups that we may suffer from.



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"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is; not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy with You forever in the next. AMEN."

Serenity Prayer


12-Step Pathway to Surrender

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

“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.” -Romans 7:18

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

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

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

“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.” -Romans 12:1

We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

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

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

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” -James 5:16

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

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

We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.

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

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

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

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

“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.” –Matthew 5:23-24

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

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

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

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

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

“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.” -Galatians 6:1

You're Not Alone!

Embark on a journey of healing and transformation with Celebrate Recovery, a supportive 52-week program for those facing addiction, depression, and other struggles. Find solace in a community where individuals openly share their experiences, offering understanding and encouragement to one another. Experience the power of faith and fellowship as you navigate through challenges and discover newfound hope for a brighter future.

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