Thursday’s Testimony is Jeni!

Jeni grew up in a dysfunctional home with a mom who had mental health issues and was involved in in a number of unhealthy relationships. At an early Jeni began to develop coping mechanisms such as anger, control, manipulation, and perfectionism. Bitterness and resentment became a daily struggle. She became a classic codependent and then took these dysfunctional patterns into her own marriage.

To make matters worse, she married an alcoholic. Through a series of amazing circumstances God lead Jeni and her husband to Celebrate Recovery. God first worked in her husband’s life and brought about incredible change. Then God began to work in her life, bringing about forgiveness and a new found freedom and joy. This is an amazing story of generational recovery.

Her husband’s father is John Baker, founder of Celebrate Recovery. Her husband is Johnny Baker, who has now taken over the national leadership of Celebrate Recovery as his father moves toward retirement. 

Your hope in God will be renewed as you come and hear this incredible story of God working in the lives of family members and then using these individuals to change the lives of thousands of other.


Recovery Reminder

Principle 3: Consciously choose to commit my life and will to Christ’s care and control.

“Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5

Step 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


Thursday Night’s Dinner:  Cindy is cooking.

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Where: 5101 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, Fl. 33611 (Ballast Point Campus) 2nd floor, Men’s in Room B-208. 

When: Sunday Mornings from 9 am to 10:30 am.

Need more information please complete our contact form, which can be found by clicking HERE to send an email or just show up Sunday morning. 

Child care provided

What is a Step Study?

Celebrate Recovery uses 8 principles & the 12 steps along with their related Scriptures as the Biblical model for living your life. A Step Study is a personal journey through each of these steps in a confidential group led by a facilitator who has completed a study. The group is open for newcomers to join until the group reaches the fourth step, when the group is closed for the duration of the steps.

We use Celebrate Recovery’s four participant workbooks. When you finish the study, you will have worked your hurts, habits, and hang-ups through each of the 8 principles & 12 steps. A Step Study is a long-term commitment to the members of the group. We do follow guidelines to keep the group’s trust. Step Study meetings are gender-specific and meet on different days than the main Celebrate Recovery Thursday evenings.

Celebrate Recovery strongly encourages the use of a sponsor and accountability partners when working these steps to recovery.

What is a sponsor?

A sponsor in Celebrate Recovery is someone who has completed the four participant’s guides. He or she has worked through the 8 principles and the 12 steps. The main goal of this relationship is to choose someone to guide you through the program.

What is an accountability partner?

An accountability partner is someone you ask to hold you accountable for certain areas of your recovery or issues, such as attendance, journaling, and so forth. This person can be at the same level of recovery as you are.

What is the difference between a sponsor and an accountability partner?

Sponsors should be trained and have completed the 8 principles or 12 steps. The main goal of this relationship is to encourage one another. You can form an accountability team of three or four. The accountability partner or group acts as the ‘team’, whereas the sponsor’s role is that of a ‘coach’.


Prayer Requests

It is our privilege to pray for you! To submit a prayer request, please complete our contact form, which can be found by clicking HERE . Also feel free to write prayer requests on the back portion of the yellow response cards found in the CR bulletins on Thursday nights