About CR

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.  In 1991, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. The format of the weekly meetings includes praise and worship, fellowship, a message or testimony on one of the 8 Recovery Principles, and small group sharing.

What makes Celebrate Recovery unique from other recovery programs?

CR is based on God’s Word.

CR is forward-looking.

CR emphasizes personal responsibility.

CR emphasizes spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ.