Celebrate Recovery Purpose
The purpose of Logansport Church of the Brethren’s “Celebrate Recovery” is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 steps and 8 Recovery Principles. This experience allows us to “be changed.” We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our lives’ problems. By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others. As we progress through the program, we discover our personal, loving, and forgiving Higher Power—Jesus Christ.
Welcome to an Amazing spiritual Adventure! Pastor Mike Osborn
- 5:00 pm - doors open
- 5:30 pm - free will donation dinner
- 6:30 pm - large group
- 7:30 pm - open share small groups
- ~ No Cost Childcare Available ~
Open Share Small Groups
Gender specific groups are available for Chemical dependence, A-Z Groups (Gender specific) could include, but not limited to:
- Food Addiction
- Men’s/Women’s A-Z
- Men’s/ Women’s
- Chemical Dependency
- Family of Addicts Support Group
- Women’s Physical, Emotional, Sexual Abuse
The 8 Recovery Principles based on the Beatitudes
1. Realize I’m not God. I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.
"Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor." (Matthew 5:3)
2. Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.
"Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4)
3. Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
"Happy are the meek." (Matthew 5:5)
4. Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
"Happy are the pure in heart." (Matthew 5:8)
5. Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
"Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires." (Matthew 5:6)
6. Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
"Happy are the merciful." (Matthew 5:7)
7. Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life an"d to gain the power to follow His will
Happy are the peacemakers." (Matthew 5:9)
8. Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.
"Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires." (Matthew 5:10)
Prayer for Serenity
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.,
Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is; not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will.
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life; and supremely happy with You forever in the next. AMEN