Recovery Ministry

A group of any size that helps people recover from addictions, e.g. Celebrate Recovery or another Christian 12-step approach. Churches may also partner with recovery groups they host, such as AA, Al-Anon, Gam-Anon, etc., by offering radical hospitality, building relationships with group leaders, praying for requests made anonymously, and/or making available a designated chaplain.)

Pathway to Starting a Recovery Ministry

  1. Begin with a dangerous prayer: Lord, use me.
  2. Assess the needs of your community.
  3. Create a team.
  4. Visit a Celebrate Recovery in your area.
  5. Use the Celebrate Recovery or Brianna’s Hope web page to discover resources.
  6. Make a connection with an existing group and ask how best your church could support them. (Note: Please respect that these programs have boundaries in place to protect and support their participants. It is important to let them define what the relationship looks like.)

Brianna's Hope

A participant driven, faith-based, and compassion filled addiction support and recovery group with a variety of resources.

Celebrate Recovery

A Christ centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.