Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery

The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate Jesus Christ’s healing power in our lives through the 12 Steps and 8 Recovery Principles. This experience allows us to “be changed”. We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept Jesus Christ’s grace in solving our lives’ problems. By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others. As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving, and forgiving Higher Power – Jesus Christ. 

Welcome to an Amazing Spiritual Adventure! 

- Mark Brotton, Ministry Leader 


The Road to Recovery

8 Recovery Principles, based on the Beatitudes, by Pastor Rick Warren

  1. 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.
    “Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3

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

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

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

  5. Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
    “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.” Matthew 5:6

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

  7. 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 gain the power to follow His will.

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

Small Group Guidelines

  1. Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings. Please limit your
    sharing to 3-5 minutes.

  2. There will be no cross talk, please. Cross talk is when 2 individuals engage in a
    dialogue, excluding all others. Each person is free to express their feelings without

  3. We are here to support one another. We will not attempt to “fix” another.

  4. Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group! The only exception is when someone threatens to injure themselves or others.

  5. Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered recovery group. Including no graphic descriptions.     

Weekly Step Study Groups


We are not currently haveing classes but Mark and Lisa Brotton are always avialable to to talk to anyone who is interested in this or needs help with addiction.  

child care provided

Ministry Leader/Men – contact Mark Brotton
E-mail: Mark@livingwaterSF.com
Cell: 505-780-1227

*Child care provided for our women's step study.