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.

In 1991, 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.

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

  • 6:15 PM - Doors open; free dinner at 6:15
  • 7:00 PM - Live music with teaching or a testimony of life change
  • 8:00 PM - Open-share small groups
  • 9:00 PM - Coffee

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

Celebrate Recovery Step Study Groups are also available and highly recommended! These groups are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  To get more info. please click on "Contact Us About Step Study" below.

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:

Children/Student Ministries

On Friday nights, along with the Celebrate Recovery environment, we also offer Celebration Place. Celebration Place is provided for those attending Celebrate Recovery. This program is available from 6:55pm until the evening ends (around 9pm). Please email or call if you have any questions.

Celebration Place is the official children’s program for Celebrate Recovery and offered to children through 6th grade. This Christ-centered curriculum mirrors the lessons taught in Large Group for adults. We refer to it as our “Pre-covery” program. We strive to partner with parents to help break the cycle of dysfunction destroying so many of our families. Read more

We could use some additional volunteers in Celebration Place for Friday Nights! If that's you, or someone you know, please email us at celebraterecovery@generationschurch.com.


The Landing is not available at this time.

The Landing is Celebrate Recovery’s student ministry geared towards Junior High and High School age students (7th through 12th grade). This curriculum is designed to mirror the same material as the adult Celebrate Recovery curriculum, only packaged for students. Read more


Starts at 6:15 pm


Friday Evenings