Celebrate Recovery Friday Nights at 6:00 PM

Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step Christ-centered recovery program. CR focuses on any hurt, habit or hang-up that prevents us from living out our best lives. The 12 Steps, with accompanying Scriptures and the 8 Principles based on the Beatitudes, offers participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, healing, and the opportunity to give back, one day at a time through our one and only true Higher Power, Jesus Christ. CR gives us an opportunity to share our experience, strength and hope with one another. FreshSTART wants to provide a loving and accepting community of people where everyone is welcome with no labels and no judgment, only reaching out with Christ’s grace and love.


Our doors are open to all, including children! We start with a free meal for the entire family in a loving and faith filled environment. Our children then go into their own class with our children’s minister. We then move to the sanctuary where we start with worship. We then share a recovery lesson or testimonies focusing on all types of recovery such as drugs, alcohol codependency, anger or any other hurt, habit or hang-up. After our sanctuary celebration we gather for small group recovery support classes.

Since FreshSTART’s inception in 2015, Celebrate Recovery has helped over seventy people, attracting over 95% of its members from outside the church. Sixty-five percent of the people who go through the program stay with the church and nearly 20% serve as church volunteers.
Celebrate Recovery is part of FreshSTART and is held at St. Luke United Methodist Church, located at: 606 Santa Fe Pike, Columbia, TN 39401. (Map)

 Celebrate Recovery 12 Steps and Biblical Comparisons

1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.

For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. Romans 7:18

2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:1

3. We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1

4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. Lamentations 3:40

5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16

6 We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10

7 We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

8 We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31

9 We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:23-24

10 We continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 1 Corinthians 10:12

11 We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us, and power to carry that out.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. Colossians 3:16

12 Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and practice these principles in all our affairs.

Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore them gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Galatians 6:1