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. This Leader's Guide provides everything leaders need to facilitate the Celebrate Recovery® lessons. Your preparation time is minimized through the use of clear, easy-to-follow instructions that walk you through each meeting. Foreword by Rick Warren.
A Program for Implementing a Christ-Centered Recovery Ministry in Your Church Alcoholism - Divorce - Sexual Abuse - Codependency - Domestic Violence - Drug Addiction - Sexual Addiction - Food Addiction - Gambling Addiction and many more! There is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond their wounds to experience the healing and forgiveness of Christ. Since 1991, more than 200,000 people have participated in the Celebrate Recovery programs offered at more than 3,500 churches, prisons, and rescue missions. Drawn from the Beatitudes, Celebrate Recovery helps people resolve painful problems in the context of the church as a whole. Newly updated, the kit includes: *1 20-minute DVD introductory guide for leaders *1 leader's guide *1 of each participant's guide (4 total) *CD-ROM with 25 lessons *CD-ROM with sermon transcripts and reproducible promotional materials *4-volume audio CD sermon series 'And then there's pastor John Baker, the founder of Celebrate Recovery... Big John and I shared something in common. We used to drink too much. And our hearts changed, and then we quit. That is a tried-and-true formula. The problem is government is not good at changing hearts. But people like John Baker have been good about it and successful doing that.' ---President George W. Bush on Celebrate Recovery and its founder, John Baker, at the Faith- Based and Community Initiatives Conference, March 3, 2004.
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.