Alcoholism - Divorce - Sexual Abuse - Codependency - Domestic Violence - Drug Addition - Sexual Addiction These words are about more than 'issues.' They're about people who sit as close to us as the next pew -- or our own. People struggling with problems that sermons or Bible studies alone won't solve. But there is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond their wounds to experience the healing and liberty of Christ. Celebrate Recovery fills a long-standing need in the church in its role as Christ's healing agent. Developed by John Baker and Rick Warren of the renowned Saddleback Church, this program's life-changing effectiveness has gained it an explosive, grass-roots popularity. Drawn from the Beatitudes, Celebrate Recovery helps people resolve painful problems in the context of the church as a whole. Rather than setting up an isolated recovery community, it helps participants and their churches come together and discover new levels of care, acceptance, trust, and grace. Whether your congregation is large or small, this 25-session fellowship-based curriculum truly will be a celebration of Christ in the life of your church and its members. Everything you need is here: * One 20-minute DVD introductory guide for leaders * One leader's guide * Four 4-volume participant's guides * CD-ROM with 25 lessons - Road to Recovery series * CD-ROM with sermon transcripts and reproducible promotional materials * 4-volume audio CD sermon series * All in a proven, groundbreaking program, painstakingly and prayerfully developed to help people discover new dignity, strength, joy, and growth in the image of Christ.
John Baker developed the Celebrate Recovery ministry at Saddleback Church in 1991. He is currently serving there as pastor of Celebrate Recovery and is one of the church's five elders. SPANISH BIO: John Baker es fundador del ministerio 'Celebremos la Recuperacion', un ministerio que nacio del corazon de la iglesia Saddleback. Desde su comienzo, ha sido incorporado por 12,000 iglesias y mas de 500,000 personas han terminado el programa. John empezo sirviendo como pastor laico en Saddleback en 1991; y en el 2001, Rick Warren le pidio a John convertirse en pastor del ministerio 'Celebremos la Recuperacion'. el viaja a iglesias por todos los Estados Unidos como portavoz y entrenador de este ministerio. John y su esposa han estado casados por casi cuatro decadas y han servido juntos en el ministerio desde 1991. Ellos tienen dos hijos ya adultos.