Recovery Retreats

The Celebration of Family Recovery Weekend Retreats are a spiritual retreat focusing on the Twelve Steps, their biblical principles and personal stories reflecting God’s work in their lives. These retreats bring a new dimension of hope to anyone struggling with sin. It provides individuals and families the assurance of continuing recovery. They are Christ-centered, focusing on the constant need for divine power to enjoy a healthy life. A church-sponsored event such as this encourages those in the process of recovery to view the church as a healing, comforting and nurturing community, fulfilling the invitation of Christ Himself, “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt 11:28)Weekend retreats are sometimes described as a mini-campmeeting for persons in recovery and their friends. Some of the weekend’s activities include:

  • Open speaker meetings along with profiles in recovery are shared by presenters and participants.
  • Workshops deal with various aspects of recovery
  • Prayer, music, and other planned activities often include children
  • Some retreats include activities especially planned for the children
  • Saturday evening is usually a time to celebrate recovery anniversaries with tokens representing the amount of time since the individual’s recovery beginning date
“A retreat such as this is not for the type of person who wants to remain in denial about the affects of addictions. It is, however, a great place to face reality, especially your own, and to fellowship with other Christians, who with God’s help, are dedicated to doing the same.” Susan N.