What is Step Study?
By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of The Journey Begins—four Participant’s Guides, you will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits. A step study is taken in the context of a gender specific small group which meets once per week for up to 2 hours. All meetings follow five small group guidelines intended to help keep meetings safe and productive for everyone. There is no obligation to stay and registration is not required.
Celebrate Recovery uses the 4 Participant Guides as the curriculum for working through the 12 Steps and 8 Recovery Principals.
We encourage each participant gets a Celebrate Recovery Study Bible as there will likely be content covered, discussed and referenced from the Study Bible during the step study groups.
Maintaining a high level of safety and integrity is essential to all Celebrate Recovery groups. Below are some general guidelines and rules regarding group settings.
- Always keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings. Use “I” and “me” statements. Please limit your sharing to three to five minutes.
- Please, no cross talk. Cross talk is when two individuals engage in a dialogue, excluding all others. Each person is free to express feelings without interruption.
- We are here to support one another. We will not attempt to “fix” another.
- Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group! The only exception is when someone threatens to harm themselves or others.
- Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered recovery group.