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The purpose of St. Matthew's Celebrate Recovery Ministry 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 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 live's problems. By working and applying these biblical principals, 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.

 

The purpose of St. Matthew's Celebrate Recovery Ministry 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 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 live's problems. By working and applying these biblical principals, 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.

 

Who, When, and Where?

Who, When, and Where?

  • Anyone who struggles!
  • Our meetings are every Friday night at 6:00 p.m. regardless of weather or holiday conflicts!
  • We meet for dinner in the Vine Cafe, worship in the Chapel, and break out into smaller groups later on in the evening.
  • There are several leaders present at every meeting to answer any questions you may have.

 

Eight Principles

Celebrate Recovery's Eight Principles

The Road to Recovery
Based on the Beatitudes

 

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. (Step 1)

“Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.”

 

Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover. (Step 2

“Happy are those how mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

 

Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)

“Happy are the meek.”

 

Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps  4 and 5)

“Happy are the pure in heart.”

 

Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7)

“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires”

 

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. (Steps 8 and 9)

“Happy are the merciful.”

“Happy are the peacemakers”

 

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. (Steps 10 and 11)

 

Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. (Step 12)

“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”

Resource Links

Recovery Resources and Links

 


IMPORTANT TIMES
Sunday Times
8:00 a.m. - Traditional
9:17 a.m. - Contemporary
10:45 a.m. - Blended
6:00 p.m. - Cornerstone Deaf Church
6:30 p.m. - Bible Study

Wednesday
6:30 p.m. - Pray, Praise, and Preaching
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CONTACT INFO
Address:  1200 Moreland Dr.
                  Belleville, IL 62223
Phone:  618-397-5994
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