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IGNITE Church in Woodward hosts a Celebrate Recovery meeting

every Monday night starting at 6:00 p.m.

832.807.5200 / 580.247.8886



What is Celebrate Recovery (CR)?

CR is a Christ-centered recovery group.


It follows a 12-step recovery program that integrates biblical principles to love, heal and educate hurting people. CR helps people overcome their hurts, hang-ups, and habits in a safe environment with people who love and support them. Most importantly, they will learn to trust God for their healing so they can experience a closer relationship with the only one who can truly help them understand themselves--Jesus Christ. Who is CR for? Anyone who is struggling with life’s hurts, hang-ups, or habits, whether Christian or not. What are hurts, hang-ups and habits? The “3H’s” can be broadly defined as anything that gets in the way of a fruitful relationship with Christ and others and prevent us from living an overcoming life in Him. They can be deeply interconnected, with habits originating from hang-ups or hurts, or they may be standalone issues.


Hurts represent people, places, or events from our past (or present) that have left a negative mark on us. It is a wound that still affects us despite our efforts to ignore it or forget it. We may not even know that we have an underlying hurt, since we often repress these feelings as adults or the events surrounding the source were too complex for us to understand. A hurt typically originates from outside of us, things we had little or no control over.


Examples include:

• abuse

• unhealthy relationships

• crimes committed against us

• injustices we have suffered

• emotionally unavailable parents

• betrayal

• divorce


Hang-ups can be inappropriate or negative responses or reactions to situations in life. These may manifest as character defects or negative behavior patterns. They can reflect coping mechanisms that developed during childhood and were carried over into adulthood. They may also reflect rebellious, selfish, or proud attitudes.


Examples include:

• anger

• jealousy

• poor life decisions

• short temper

• sarcasm

• pride

• depression

• co-dependence

• road rage


Habits are repetitive actions or behaviors, most often associated with addictions. Habitual activities are usually negative and can tear us away from our walk with the Lord. These afflictions are an obvious outward expression of inner turmoil and underlying hurts.


Examples include:

• chemical addictions (drugs/alcohol/smoking)

• pornography/sexual addictions

• excessive exercise

• food addictions

• gambling

• shopping addiction

• online gaming Information links to learn more about Ignite Church, Celebrate Recovery other support groups to gain a healthier lifestyle

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