Meets tuesdays

Worship at 6:30

Open Share Groups at 7:30

What is Celebrate Recovery?

Celebrate Recovery is a ministry designed to help hurting people. It is made up of regular folks like you and me, who are on a journey toward wholeness; seeking recovery from and celebrating God's healing of life's hurts, habits and hang-ups. Trained leaders provide safe, confidential, Christ-centered groups where people can grow. They offer their stories as fellow travelers on the journey toward healing.

At Celebrate Recovery we believe that change is possible by the power of Jesus through this Biblical program.

Childcare is available

For more information at Celebrate Recovery call us at 423-477-2229 or email us at 


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Is Celebrate Recovery for YOU?

Celebrate Recovery is for anyone with the courage to be honest about life's hurts, habits and hang-ups and is willing to open their life to healing and change. We believe in walking through the pain of this life together as we follow Christ, not telling people how or where they should walk. We are all still recovering from hurt and pain, our current or past addictions are no longer hidden but are now front and center, and you will probably easily identify the hang-ups in each of us. However, you will also identify the most authentic, transparent, genuine, and compassionate people anywhere. Thankfully, our identity is not found in our weaknesses or struggles, but is found in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Celebrate Recovery is a recovery ministry based on biblical principles with a goal to let God work through us in providing His healing power. This allows people to be "changed" spiritually by working through sound biblical principles. Participants open the door by sharing their experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, they become willing to accept God's grace and forgiveness in solving life's problems. Celebrate Recovery provides a safe place for individuals to begin their journey of breaking out of bondage and into God's grace by helping them to start dealing with their life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits.

What is a Hurt, Habit or Hang-up? 


A hurt, habit or hang-up is something in you or your life that hinders your walk with God and others. The feeling of being hurt is an

emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or to a disturbing situation. (Abuse, abandonment, codependency, divorce, relationship issues, etc.) A habit is an addiction to someone or something. (Alcoholism, drugs, food, gambling, sex, shopping, smoking, etc.) Hang-ups are  negative mental attitudes that are used to cope with people or adversity. (Anger, depression, fear, issues of forgiveness, etc.)




Healing is possible by applying the principles of Celebrate Recovery to your life!



Celebrate Recovery Step Studies

CR step studies are small group, bible-based studies that teach and guide us through the 12 steps of recovery. There three different types of small groups, each group individualized to meet the varying needs of individuals’ hurts, habits and hang-ups. Individuals are encouraged to join the type of group that best fits their needs. 

Hurts & Hang-ups Group: Hurts…people who have experienced emotional, physical or sexual abuse or have been victims of trauma. Hang-ups…people who struggle with anxiety, depression, or co-dependency.

Habits Group: People that struggle with addiction or are actively in recovery from pills or alcohol.

Additional important information

  • CR step study groups are gender specific. 
  • CR step studies are led by trained small group leaders.
  • CR step studies are an excellent introduction to a Christ-centered recovery program. 

If you feel that your life has become unmanageable and you want to make some changes, you are encouraged to

Contact Doug Fox at (423) 502-4158 to join one of the following step study groups.

Thursday: First Christian Church 

     200 E Mountcastle Drive

     Johnson City, TN 37601

     Men’s Habits Group  Rm 105A 7:00 pm      

     Women’s Habits Group Rm 105E 7:00pm