Celebrate Recovery

If you want freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits we encourage you to check out Celebrate Recovery at the Real Life Church. This ministry seeks to celebrate God’s healing and redemptive power in our lives through the Eight Recovery Principles Celebrate Recovery is based on.

We invite you to use our ministry to experience change, allow God’s grace to help you solve life’s problems, and allow him to release you from your addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors that have been holding you back from authentic joy in your life.

When do you meet?
Friday night in-person gatherings have been put on hold due to COVID-19. Celebrate Recovery will resume regular meetings when the current quarantine is lifted. Our temporary solution is CRCR groups.

Celebrate Recovery Crisis Response (CRCR) groups are online Open Share groups, we believe this can be a temporary solution to still be able to connect. Here’s what a CRCR looks like.

The online group is gender and issue-specific. It is led by a trained leader from Saddleback’s Celebrate Recovery. All members are committed to being alone in the room they are in. The CRCR Guidelines (view here) must be used every time. The leader is subject to remove anyone who is not following the guidelines.

CRCR groups meet virtually every Friday at 7 p.m. Please click the interest link below if you would like to join a CRCR group

Step Studies

It has been said that “you go to a meeting to feel better, but you work the steps to get better”. Step Studies are a safe place to work through the Jesus-centered 12 Steps in a gender-specific group. They are a minimum one-year commitment and meet on different nights of the week. It’s a place where the “why” behind addictions and behavior can finally be uncovered and freedom can be found. We consider this a “heart to heart” experience.

Step Studies are currently not open for registration. Join our interest list and we will contact you when registration is open.


Childcare is provided for children under 5 years old.

Celebration Place (for children ages 5-12)

Celebration Place is a 52-week program that mirrors the Celebrate Recovery one-year, large group teaching schedule and curriculum plan. This means that while adults explore topics that bring healing and wholeness, their kids are discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways!

The Landing (for teenagers ages 13-17)

The Landing, for students, is an ongoing 52-week program based on the beatitudes where Jesus laid out principles for happiness in the Sermon on the Mount. The Landing is for teenagers who are struggling to live their lives in a healthy, God-honoring way. It is a safe, healing place where teenagers can live a freer, healthier, and more God-centered life.

The Landing can help foster hope, truth and joy as teenagers embark on an exciting year-long journey of engaging videos, meaningful experiences, vibrant worship, and great conversation as they develop true friendships with other teens. The Landing breaks the cycles of dysfunction, giving our students the tools to face life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits in a new and healthy effective way.


You can now give online to Celebrate Recovery. Be sure to select Celebrate Recovery from the “Give To” section.

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We are always looking for future leaders and would love to help you get plugged in more deeply with the program.

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Stay connected with Celebrate Recovery.

Join us live every Friday night at 6 p.m. Contact us by emailing cr@reallifechurch.org.


Celebrate Recovery is a spiritual growth discipleship program designed to help people live a free life devoted to Jesus Christ. It is designed to help broken and hurting people overcome life’s adversities and discover freedom and healing from hurts, habits and hang-ups CR is for anyone who wants to discover true freedom and experience genuine joy and purpose in life. It truly is a program that anyone and everyone should attend.

Who is Celebrate Recovery For?

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you have trouble setting limits for yourself?
  • Do you sacrifice your identity, desires or needs to make others feel good about themselves?
  • Do you struggle feeling safe when you are not in control?
  • Do you raise your voice to get your way?
  • Do you act kind on the outside but bitter on the inside?
  • Do you use food, sex/pornography, relationships, alcohol or drugs to cope with life’s problems?
  • Do you struggle with body image?
  • Do you ever know the right thing to do but don’t do it?
  • Do you love someone struggling with destructive behaviors such as pornography, drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you live with someone who abuses you physically, sexually or emotionally or feel the continued effects from past traumas & abuse?
  • Do you ever know that something is wrong but do it anyway?
  • If you answered yes to any of these questions, welcome to the human race and Celebrate Recovery where you will find a group of fellow strugglers all working to get well. You will discover that you are not alone and when you share your hurt, habit or hang-up with anyone at CR, the most common response you will hear is, “Me too.”

CR is a “Me too” kind of place where no perfect people are allowed and all are welcome to participate in a Christ Centered program that heals and sets people free from all hurts, habits and hang-ups through the power of Jesus Christ in community with other people.

Eight Recovery Principles


Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable.

“Blessed are those who know they are spiritually poor.”
Matthew 5:3


Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and the He has the power to help me recover.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Matthew 5:4


Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.

“Blessed are the meek.”
Matthew 5:5


Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God and to someone I trust.

“Blessed are the pure in heart.”
Matthew 5:8

Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.

“Blessed are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.”
Matthew 5:6


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.

“Blessed are the merciful.”
Matthew 5:9


Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and gain the power to follow His will.

Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”
Matthew 5:10