Celebrate Recovery

Find Healing & Freedom from Life’s Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits

Find Hope and Healing through the power of Jesus Christ

This is a safe place to find healing, grace, and help for life’s struggles.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program is for anyone struggling with ANY hurt, habit or hang-up. We have found hope and help to overcome through the power of Jesus Christ!

Friday Nights

Dinner 5:45 – 6:30pm $7 per person – Menu Varies
Worship on campus or online 7:00pm A time of praise, worship, and teaching or testimony. We broadcast live at 7pm every Friday night on our shbc website, shbc facebook, and shbc youtube channel. (To protect anonymity, attendees are not shown on-line.)
Small Groups 8:00pm Newcomers, a one-time small group for those wanting to learn more about CR Open Share, gender-based, issue specific groups where each person is safe to share their struggles and victories
Café Recovery 9:00 – 9:45pm Time of dessert and fellowship

Small Groups

Friday, Newcomer – One-time small group for those new to CR to help understand what CR is all about.

Friday, Open Share Groups – safe, gender-based open small groups to share your struggles and victories with others.

Step Studies – a safe place to work through the Jesus-centered 12 steps in gender-specific closed groups.  An approximate 9 months, once a week, commitment and meets on a night/day other than Fridays. NEW Men & Women Group begins September 14, 2022.

An Interview with Cheryl Baker

John and Cheryl Baker are the founders of Celebrate Recovery, a ministry born out of the heart of Saddleback church in 1991.

Got My Chip at Celebrate Recovery

Got my chip!

I began taking steps to break the chains that have held me captive for so long. We ALL have something — something we struggle with. I walked into a sanctuary full of people with brokenness, worshipping like no other. A few weeks later I stepped into a small group with other hurting women. These steps were the best steps I’ve taken in my life & I haven’t once looked back — only forward to see God healing my life. So that red chip — it’s more than a chip. It’s my sweet token to a road to recovery!

~ K.H.

Celebration Place Kids

Celebration Place is a 52-week complementary children’s resource to Celebrate Recovery. So while adults explore topics that bring healing and wholeness, kids discover the same truths in age-appropriate ways! 

Celebration Place gives kids 6 weeks of age – 5th grade…



Hope for the amazing things God has planned


Truth from God’s word to help overcome life’s challenges no matter what situation they are facing


Joy in a wonderful, year-long journey of songs, games, videos, learning experiences, laughter, and conversation

Our Night at a Glance

Opening Activity
Games and activities to connect kids to the leaders

Leading kids through song

Teaching Time
Using object lessons, skits, videos, and hands-on activities to teach Recovery Principles

Kids rotate through three stations, discovering the truths of the Bible in fun and interactive ways. The stations include: Craft, Games, and Snack/Small Group

Small Groups
Peer group discussions are designed to solidify and deepen the child’s understanding of the Recovery Principles

Additional Information

All parents must check-in children 6 weeks through 5th grade. Each child (and each parent) will be given a name tag with their number. If your child’s number is displayed on the screens in the Worship Center, please come to the Preschool area immediately.
** Parents must fill out an information sheet and give it to the teacher if the child has any food allergies or if he/she is younger than 2 years old.

When picking up your child, you must show your security tag to your child’s teachers. No one will be able to pick up your child without the security tag.

Friday Nights For Teens

Friday nights at SHBC is a place where teens can be real. It is a Christ-centered, fun environment where teenagers can learn to understand and deal with their hurts and break unhealthy habits. Life as a teenager can be difficult. The Landing is a safe community where young people learn to live a free, healthy, and God-centered life.

About the Friday nights …

Friday nights at SHBC is a place where teens (6-12th grade) can feel safe on Friday nights. We offer an 8-step Christ-centered ministry aimed at helping teenagers understand and deal with their hurts as well as accept and appreciate the immense love God has for them. The curriculum was created specifically for teens who are dealing with issues that affect them most: a troubled family, friendships, feelings of acceptance or rejection, romantic relationships, pain, and addiction. All are issues that take a toll on today’s youth, and unless a healthy approach to cope is in place, disaster is sure to follow! We want our teens to know that God loves them and we do too!

The Aim…

“We believe that true transformation comes when you get closer to Jesus!”

The aim of our Friday night program is to help hurting teens get closer to Jesus as they learn key principles during a journey toward a better life-to move their focus on Jesus from the fringes of daily life to the bull’s eye of everyday life.

Our Friday night structure is an ongoing 52-week program based on the beatitudes from the Bible. Jesus laid out principles for happiness in the sermon on the mount. Friday nights are for teens who are struggling to live their lives in a healthy, God-honoring way. Teens simply need help developing patterns of wise choices. Often teens know they need something more than a typical Sunday school class or youth meeting. They may not know this but the people in their life do. Friday nights are a safe, healing place where teenagers can live a freer, healthier, and more God-centered life.

Parents need to know ….

At Southern Hills Baptist the adults in CR, children in Celebration Place, and our teen students are on the same lesson each week, providing the family with opportunities to discuss the same lesson from the Bible as they leave our recovery ministries on Friday night!

Please Note
On Friday nights each teenager that walks through our doors right to confidentiality and anonymity is protected. No information will be shared about what teens say on Friday nights unless it is legally required.


Students Small Group Guidelines:

  1. Focus on your own thoughts and feelings when sharing with the group.
  2. Please avoid all cross-talk.
  3. We are here to support one another.
  4. Value and protect anonymity and confidentiality.
  5. Avoid offensive language: it has no place in a Christ-centered group.


Celebrate Recovery is for anyone with a hurt, a habit, or a hang-up which includes all of us. Celebrate Recovery’s DNA is based on the 8 Biblical Principles drawn from the Beatitudes in Mathew Chapter 5 and the Twelve Steps & their Biblical Comparisons.

CR is For Everyone

Celebrate Recovery offers a person the opportunity to participate in a group fellowship where love and hope combine with God’s purpose to mend our lives.

We invite you to attend a Celebrate Recovery meeting to see what it’s like in person. We have a Newcomer class every Friday night after our 7:00 pm gathering where you can get learn more details.

CR Costs Nothing

There is no charge for child care, the Landing or to attend CR. An offering is taken during Large Group at 7:00 pm.

CR is Confidential

Celebrate Recovery maintains strict confidentiality. This promotes an atmosphere of trust and enables recovery.

We have a saying in CR that says:
WHO you see here.
WHAT you say here.
WHAT you hear here.
Hear! Hear.

We are diligent about confidentiality and anonymity. CR is a “safe place” where you can be real and honest without fear.

CR Movie – Home Run

In 2009 the main character of the movie, Home Run, found his healing and freedom in Christ through the ministry of Celebrate Recovery.

HOME RUN provides a candid look at addiction and transformation, inviting audiences to examine their own struggles and consider the possibility of recovery through Christ.

“We want people who feel imprisoned by their choices or habits to know they don’t have to carry that burden alone anymore,” said Co-Producer, Carol Spann-Mathews. “We hope people will sit in the theater and see themselves and will consider that whatever holds them back, God can heal it. Change is possible.”

The DVD/Blue Ray of HOME RUN is available to purchase on Friday nights at our CR. Learn more about Home Run.