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What it means to be a UK Rep

What it means to be a UK Rep

Since coming to Celebrate Recovery in 2011 and having worked through a number of hurts, hangups and habits that were holding me back for many years, I still have to pinch myself when I see God using my messes to help others, and having the privilege of leading a...

Starting a New Group

Starting a New Group

I would like to offer some encouragement to Celebrate Recovery groups that are just starting out. So how did we start? We looked at various Christian recovery programmes. We chose Celebrate Recovery because it focused on our identity in Christ and the hope of recovery...

The Importance of Evaluation

The Importance of Evaluation

The Cambridge English Dictionary defines an evaluation as: “the process of judging or assessing the quality, importance, amount, or value of something.” I am someone who has often shied away from the idea of evaluating something, for fear of having to cut off things...

CR UK Achieved Charity Status

CR UK Achieved Charity Status

To quote a very famous Christian preacher, the “I have a dream” speech has lived long in the memory despite the passing of time. Did Martin Luther King, speaking on 28th August 1963, realise the impact his words would have decades later, and the influence his calling...

Changing our thoughts from negative to positive

Changing our thoughts from negative to positive

Last week at our CR meeting I was talking through lesson 25, seven reasons we get stuck, my thoughts immediately went to Christmas   A time of expectations, of presents, family gatherings or thoughts of good food and different activities.  Yet it’s also a...

Raising the Celebrate Recovery UK Profile

Raising the Celebrate Recovery UK Profile

At the beginning of this year, we were on a course of rebuilding Celebrate Recovery UK after the pandemic, and a part of this process was looking to advertise more, to share the good news, about this great ministry. In October this year, we linked up with Mark Macklin...

A look back at the Summer Summit

A look back at the Summer Summit

The annual Celebrate Recovery Summit was held at The Potter's House in Dallas this year. We’re not aware of anyone who made the trip ‘across the pond' but some of us very much enjoyed tuning in online. The 3-day event never disappoints! There were so many highlights,...

Not Just for Addicts

Not Just for Addicts

Around 12 years ago, I went through a challenging time at work due to overworking and piling too much pressure on myself. Eventually, this led to burnout and stress, and I had to leave my job. I knew that a big part of the problem lay with my attitude towards work,...

We’re Not Here To Fix One Another

We’re Not Here To Fix One Another

Ever wanted to tell someone that you know how they feel, that you’ve been where they’ve been, and they just need to do this, that or the other and they’ll be fine? That’s fixing! And at Celebrate Recovery we don’t fix! That’s because we don’t actually know exactly how...

Celebrate Recovery 2021 Conference

Celebrate Recovery 2021 Conference

This year, with all the uncertainties of lockdown, we decided to host our first online Celebrate Recovery UK Conference, ‘Come on a Journey'. The build-up to the conference involved the UK team and several Ministry Leaders being rapidly inducted into the world of...