Group Guidelines

It is essential that Celebrate Recovery groups are maintain a high level of safety and integrity. Here are some general guidelines and rules regarding group settings.

  1. Always keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings, Use “I” and “me” statements. Please limit your sharing to three to five minutes.
  2. There will be no cross talk please. Cross talk is when two individuals engage in a dialogue, excluding all others. Each person is free to express feelings without interruption.
  3. We are here to support one another. We will not attempt to “fix” another.
  4. Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group! The only exception is when someone threatens to harm themselves or others.
  5. Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered recovery group.

Celebrate Recovery Small Groups CAN:

  • Provide you a safe place to share your experiences, strengths, and hopes with others that are also going through a Christ-centered recovery.
  • Provide you with a leader who has gone through a similar hurt, hang-up or habit and who will facilitate the group as it focuses on a particular Step each week. The leader will also follow Celebrate Recovery’s group guidelines.
  • Provide you with the opportunity to find an Accountability Partner or a Sponsor.
  • Encourage you to attend other recovery meetings held throughout the week.

Celebrate Recovery Small Groups WILL NOT:

  • Attempt to offer any professional advice.  Our leaders are not counselors.
  • At your request, we can provide you with a list of approved counseling referrals.
  • Allow its members to attempt to “fix” one another.