A Christ-centered 12-Step Recovery Program
Spiritual restoration from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups.
Join us every Thursday at:
Hilltop Community Church
592 Molalla Ave, Oregon City 97045
Click HERE for Google Map | (Across from Tacho’s Mexican Restaurant)
6:00 – 6:45 pm: Community meal provided by Free on the Outside
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Large-group meeting
8:00 – 9:00 pm: Small open-share groups
At Celebrate Recovery in Oregon City, we fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through working the 12-steps and their biblical comparisons, and applying the 8 principles of recovery from the teachings of Christ. This tried and proven recovery program combines the dynamics of large group meetings with worship, testimonies and teachings; followed by open share groups.
We open the door by sharing our experiences strength and hope with one another. We become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our life’s problems.
We encourage each person to join a Step Study group that meets on a separate night. Working through taking the 12 steps is where the change really happens. Amazing healing and personal growth takes place as we experience the reality of turning our will and life over to the care of God, clearing up the wreckage of our past, asking God to remove our character defects, and make amends. All of this is done with the support of accountability partners and a sponsor and amazing step study leaders who lead by example.
We discover who we are again and why we were created, and Jesus Christ gives our life meaning and purpose.
The Twelve Steps And Their Biblical Comparisons:
- 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)
- We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to
“For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good
purpose.” (Philippians 2:13)
- We made a decision to turn our wills and our lives 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)
- 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.”
- 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)
- 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)
- We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and
purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
- 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)
- 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)
- We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly
“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!”
(1 Corinthians 10:12)
- 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
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” (Colossians 3:16)
- Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry
this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
“Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore
him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.” (Galatians 6:1)
Revised 2004-08-12 12 Steps-1
Please contact Mike Cross at 503.867.3157
- Drug Addiction
- Physical & Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Addictions
- Self Image
- Food Addictions & Eating Disorders
- Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) or Family of Dysfunction
- Sex Offenses
- Religious Guilt
- Anger / Rage / Grief
- Same sex attraction
Serenity Prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it, trusting that You will make all things right, if I surrender to Your will, so that I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.