What is Celebrate Recovery?

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.

25 years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Celebrate Recovery has helped more than 17,000 people at Saddleback, attracting over 70% of its members from outside the church. Eighty-five percent of the people who go through the program stay with the church and nearly half serve as church volunteers. Read more about CR's history →

Generations Church Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday night. It is our intention to make CR at GC the safest place in Brunswick County, a fun and inviting place where freedom and support are found, but where serious life change is possible.

Celebrate Recovery Step Study Groups will start up again soon.  To get more info. please click on "contact us" below.

New to CR? Here's what you can expect:

  • 6:15 PM - Doors open; free dinner at 6:15 we are temporarily discontinuing the meal when we open in August until we can resume safely with precautions for COVID.
  • 7:00 PM - Live music with teaching or a testimony of life change
  • 8:00 PM - Open-share small groups (attendance optional)
  • 9:00 PM - Dessert and coffee

For even more information about what CR is, please check out this document.


Associated Costs

The Friday night CR environment is completely free, including the meal, though we ask for your generosity in the form of donations so that we can continue to sustain the ministry.

If you choose to join a Celebrate Recovery Step Study Small Group, the program uses a set of 4 participant's guides. The cost for the set of 4 books is $20.  You can pay all at once or in $5 installments. As always, we never want the cost of a guide to keep someone from attending a group, so we can work with you.

If you are looking to join a step study small group at Generations Church, please contact us:

Free Childcare Discontinued temporarily

We are temporarily discontinuing childcare when we open in August until we can resume safely with Covid precautions.
Childcare is provided for those attending Celebrate Recovery. It is available from 6:55pm until the evening ends (around 9pm). Please email or call if you have any questions.

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Starts at 6:15 pm


Friday Evenings