We meet every Tuesday night, from 5:30 to 8:00 in the First Baptist, Portales Fellowship Hall, located at 101 S AVE D (Yes, that's 101 SAVED) in Portales.
You don't need to be a member of First Baptist, Portales to attend Celebrate Recovery! CR is for men and women 18 years old and up. Children may attend the meal time and then go to child care starting at 6:00 pm.
5:30-6:00 pm - Family meal time to start the evening off. Join us for a great meal! There's no charge, but we do accept donations.
6:00-7:00 pm - Large Group Session. We have a time of worship, followed by teaching or a testimony. There's no pre-registration or sign-ups.
Click HERE to go to our CR playlist.
7:00-8:00 pm - Open Share Groups. This is a time to break into recovery groups (Men & Women separate), and meet with others with similar hurts, hang-ups and habits.
This ministry is led by Ron and Vicki Banister. All persons over age 18 who are interested in participating can call Ron (575-799-4659) or Vicki (575-714-2801) to learn more.
What is Celebrate Recovery?
Celebrate Recovery is a ministry designed to help hurting people. It is made up of regular folks like you and me, who are on a journey toward wholeness; seeking recovery from and celebrating God's healing of life's hurts, habits and hang-ups. Trained leaders provide safe, confidential, Christ-centered groups where people can grow. They offer their stories as fellow travelers on the journey to healing.
At Celebrate Recovery we believe that change is possible by the power of Jesus through this Biblical program.
Is Celebrate Recovery for YOU?
Celebrate Recovery is for anyone with the courage to be honest about life's hurts, habits and hang-ups and is willing to open their life to healing and change.
We believe in walking through the pain of this life together as we follow Christ, not telling people how or where they should walk. We are all still recovering from hurt and pain, our current or past addictions are no longer hidden but are now front and center, and you will probably easily identify the hang-ups in each of us. However, you will also find among us some of the most authentic, transparent, genuine, and compassionate people anywhere. Thankfully, our identity is not found in our weaknesses or struggles, but is found in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Celebrate Recovery is a recovery ministry based on biblical principles with a goal to let God work through us in providing His healing power. This allows people to be "changed" spiritually by working through sound biblical principles.
Participants open the door by sharing their experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. Additionally, they become accepting of God's grace and forgiveness in solving life's problems. Celebrate Recovery provides a safe place for individuals to begin their journey to break out of bondage and into God's grace by helping them start dealing with their life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
Celebrate Recovery IS:
• An anonymous, confidential, safe place to share your experience, strength, and hope with others struggling with the same issues.
• A leader who has gone through a similar hurt, habit, or hang-up facilitates the group as it focuses on a particular step each week.
• A tried-and-true plan of recovery for whatever struggle you are facing.
• An opportunity to share what Jesus Christ has done in your life.
• A place to be who you are and celebrate God’s Love for you!
Celebrate Recovery is NOT:
• A place to judge others.
• A place to “fix” others.
• A place to engage in gossip.
• A place to feel shame or have secrets.
• A place to meet dating partners
Celebrate Recovery's Purpose
To encourage men and women to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives as we work our way along the road to recovery. We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another.
By working the steps and applying their biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually and eventually become free from our hurts, habits and hang-ups. This freedom creates joy, peace, and, most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with others and our loving and forgiving Higher Power, Jesus Christ.
Celebrate Recovery's 8 Recovery Principles
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.
Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover.
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others.
Reserve a time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to 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 my words.