Celebrate Recovery

As of March 19, 2020, Celebrate Recovery meetings are temporarily suspended, please call 833-274-7463 (833-CRIS4ME)
for encouragement and support.  

Friday Nights 
6:30pm Dinner
7-9pm Meeting
Hill Country Church
1401 Davis Ln, San Marcos

833-274-7463 (833-CRIS4ME)
Sheila-ext 801, Andrew, ext 802

Childcare is provided up to age 12.

Sheila and Andrew Morgan CR Leaders Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.

Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.

Celebration Place is the children’s curriculum for Celebrate Recovery ministries for children ages 4-12.  This Christ-centered curriculum mirrors the lessons taught in the Celebrate Recovery Large Group for adults.   We refer to it as our “Pre-Covery” program.  We strive to partner with parents to help break the cycle of dysfunction destroying so many of our families. 

A night in Celebration Place is broken down into six parts: Free play, worship, teaching, small group, centers, and prayer.  They build safe and genuine community with consistent and caring adults.  It is a safe place for kids to share their feelings and learn Biblically healthy coping skills for life’s hurts.


Celebrate Recovery started in 1991 at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California.  There are now 35,000 Celebrate Recovery churches around the world, and that number continues to grow. We are part of a movement that is bringing the healing power of Jesus Christ to the hurting and broken through working Celebrate Recovery’s Step Studies, The Journey Begins, and The Journey Continues. To date, over 5 million individuals have completed a Step Study.

Celebrate Recovery’s Eight Recovery Principles

The Road to Recovery Based on the Beatitudes

Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. (Step 1)
“Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3a TEV

Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover. (Step 2)
“Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 TEV, NIV

Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)
“Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5a TEV

Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps 4 and 5)
“Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8a TEV

Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7)
“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires” Matthew 5:6a TEV

Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 and 9)
“Happy are the merciful.” Matthew 5:7a TEV; “Happy are the peacemakers” Matthew 5:9 TEV

Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. (Steps 10 and 11)

Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. (Step 12)
“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.” Matthew 5:10 TEV