This was an excellent environment for listening to how the program works. What struggles have been experienced and overcome. They explained how this program compliments a church, not replaces it. The focus is on establishing an environment for individuals to become self-aware and start the process for becoming healthy by coping and removing struggles from my life.
The Question and Answer periods was great. Questions were asked and fielded by seasoned veterans in the CR ranks. Yes, questions were written and handed up as well as microphones handed out in the crowd for questions to be asked.
The CR bible struck a cord with me right away. I like to believe that I am open to many translations, this needs to receive some additional thought on delivery. On the surface, the pitch seemed to be filled by Kool-Aid drinkers. As the pitch continued, it was outlined as a resource for the CR program and was not intended to supplement a bible for teaching. My only question at this point then is, Why not just call it something besides a "bible" then? This area of discussion was just weird from my perspective. I'm not raised on religion, yet this just seemed strange to me.
I do need to take a closer look at it before I toss it into the fire.
Celebrate Recovery is for unhealthy people. "Romans 3:23"
The Landing provides hope and offers a solution for teens. "Jeremiah 29:11"
The Celebration Station is a proactive approach for kids. "Deuteronomy 6:7"
I am unable to find this piece of information. I am very much interested in this self-assessment tool. I would like to dig deeper into my own personal struggles. Do I need a group? Debatable. Do I need this tool for personal assessment? Absolutely
Where do I find this tool? Why must I pay for access to this tool?
This is a valuable outline process for writing my testimony. Similar to my eulogy except for the fact that I am here to deliver it when asked. This reminds me of Peter, "Be ready to give an account for the hope that I have within."
I managed to identify a few tools that would benefit me and those entrusted to me greatly. I was reaffirmed of best practices for establishing safe groups. I was able to take my children and brother to this event. Win, Win, Win!
Yes this program appears to offer a lot of value to any local church. It provides a venue for establishing a team of leaders that feel called to serve the church, yet are unable due to previous choices made in their lives. This provides a method for retaining Spirit filled people for service in the corporate church. This is a solid win for establishing less than perfect leadership roles in the church. How do I come to this conclusion? Any CR leader's greeting tells me what I need to know…
This person stands humbly before God. This person fears God and is not concerned with what men think. "Matthew 10:28"
Yes, this is a great program for establishing local pillars in the church. If I had to describe them in short, they are the church's "Fire Fighting Team". They run to any fire without regard for self reputation or harm. Any local church would benefit from having a CR Team in place and functioning.
A Celebrate Recovery Team is a group of Fearless Men and Women!