When one is trying to overcome addiction, finding help, support and acceptance are crucial.
At LifePoint Church in Albertville, Alabama, the church body is helping addicts through Celebrate Recovery through a unique program of acceptance, overcoming and experience.
“We help people overcome addictions, whether it is grief, emotional or relationship trouble or drug and alcohol addiction,” said Matt Brooks, lead pastor for the church.
“Celebrate Recovery, or CR as we call it, provides a Christ-centered recovery from all of these things.”
The service has the feel of a Christian rock concert. Everyone is welcome to come and share fellowship, worship and a meal.
“I’m on the road to recovery, trusting God all the way,” are some of the song lyrics. The recovery principles are based on the beautitudes and are simple and powerful.
“I must realize I’m not God; I admit I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable.”
“I must consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.”
“I reserve a daily time with God for self examination, Bible readings and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.”
“We’ll see 300 or more people at some services,” said Quinton Williams, the Celebrate Recovery pastor at Lifepoint.