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Step studies

Celebrate Recovery Step Studies are an in depth look at the 12 steps where you will find freedom from life's hurts and issues that are holding you back.

See FAQ below

Women's step study will begin Dec 8. 

Check back for dates and times of the next men's study! 

Celebrate Recovery Step Studies FAQ


What are Celebrate Recovery step studies?

Celebrate Recovery Step Study small groups are the in-depth study of the 12 Steps and 8 Recovery Principles found in the Beatitudes. Participants answer and discuss questions in the 4 Celebrate Recovery Participant’s Guides.

When do step studies meet? 

Step Study groups meet together once a week on a day separate from the regular CR meeting. There are separate groups for men and women. Check with a CR Leader to see when the next Step Study will begin.

How long do they last? 

The commitment is for approximately nine months. 

How can I get the most out of a step study?

With recovery, and especially the Celebrate Recovery Step Study, you will get out what you put into it. 

It takes ALL PARTS working together to form a working body. In the recovery process, we are all working together to gain freedom from our hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Everyone needs to be present at the weekly meetings for the recovery process to work at its optimum. Therefore, when you miss a meeting, that part of our “recovery team” is missing. Eventually, your absence will turn into the incorrect philosophy that you don’t need to attend and don’t need anyone else. This increases your danger of relapse. Therefore, always do your absolute best to attend every meeting.


Make attendance at Sunday night Celebrate Recovery meetings a priority in your life as these meetings reinforce the teachings in the Step Study and provide opportunities to share your daily struggles.

Remember, it’s PROGRESS not PERFECTION!!

Is there childcare?

No childcare is provided and no children or relatives are permitted in the room during or after the study. 

Is there a cost? 

There is a $20.00 fee to cover the 4 Celebrate Recovery Participant's Guides, and also a $17.00 fee to cover the Celebrate Recovery Bible.

Can we bring food? 

There will be no food or snacks permitted, as this is a way of coping for some people. For this reason, there are also no smoke breaks during the meeting.

What if I miss some meetings? 

Attendance is strictly enforced. Report absences to your Step Study Group Leader as soon as possible and to obtain the homework for the upcoming week. Remember, it is your responsibility to make the call and to keep up with each lesson!  If you have 3 consecutive absences, you will need to meet with the Group Leader to determine if you should continue. You may be asked to step away from the Step Study and rejoin when the next group becomes available. 

What materials will we be using? 

Materials used during the Step Study are the Celebrate Recovery Participant’s Guides and the Bible.  Since we will use both each week, be sure to bring them with you to each meeting.  For devotionals, your Step Study leader may choose to use the Celebrate Recovery Bible, The Celebrate Recovery Devotional and/or Life’s Healing Choices book.  

Can I bring excerpts from another bible study or recovery program? 

No outside material is to be used or presented in the Step Study. Examples would be the Big Book of AA, books by Christian or non-Christian authors, etc... This avoids any issues with mixing philosophies and thus, confuse and dilute the power of the Step Study program. 

Can I bring my child’s fundraiser?

No catalogs or literature are allowed. This includes things like Avon, Tupperware or other personal sales items. The focus is strictly recovery. Nothing else is allowed.

Do I have to have the homework completed before the meeting starts? 

Workbook answers are essential to growth and are, therefore, required. Questions must be written out before the meeting. Writing out your answers prior to attending ensures a safe environment for all and shows respect and support to each other as we take turns sharing. There is no writing in workbooks during the meetings, except to jot a note down. We must always give attention to those who are sharing. If you come to a meeting without having your answers written out, you will be asked to pass.  Do not write down your answers during the meeting time. 

What about the small group guidelines?

Small Group Guidelines will be strictly enforced. All sharing needs to be focused on the Step and related workbook questions. You can always share with your group members after the meeting if you need to. 

What if I have questions?

If you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact your step group leader! 

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