Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program that helps us deal with life's "hurts, habits and hang-ups." We celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 8 recovery principles found in the Beatitudes and the Christ-centered 12 steps as we become willing to accept God's grace in solving our life problems. Celebrate Recovery is for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. It is not restricted to people struggling with an addiction. We all have issues that may be interfering with our relationship with God and others. Therefore, we all qualify! Join us as we pursue real life in Jesus Christ and celebrate the recovery only God can bring through God's people and the Word.

Is the CR program for me?

Celebrate Recovery, a program designed and launched by Saddleback Church, is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. We all have issues that may be interfering with our relationship with God, so the program is for anyone and everyone. The program is not restricted to people struggling with an addiction. We recommend that you try the program for 5-6 weeks before deciding if the program is a good fit for you.

Where do I start?

We would love to have you visit our program on Friday nights. At Killearn, we meet once a week to share a meal, worship, hear testimonies, participate in small groups and fellowship with others who are working the program. Come for some or all of the sessions. The Friday schedule is provided below.


We also offer step studies where each member of the group is able to, confidentially, work through the Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Program. Step studies are offered as they are organically formed. Contact us for more information about open step studies.

If you have any questions, or if you would like additional information, please contact us. or read our most frequently asked questions below. If you've started the program, you can find additional resources here.


6 PM


Join us in the Fellowship Hall for a meal with friends. All are welcome.

7 PM


A time of worship through music, prayer and testimony. Every other week a lesson from the 12 Step Program is shared.

8 PM


Adults can meet in recovery-specific groups to share and reflect. Groups are separated by sex. Newcomers can learn about the program at CR101 in the Library.

9 PM


Join us in the Fellowship Hall for coffee and snacks. A calming atmosphere for chatting with friends or meeting with your sponsor.


Childcare is available for babies six weeks old through children in kindergarten. Children in 1st-5th grade attend Celebration Place, where they play and learn age-appropriate lessons based on the same principles as the adults in Celebrate Recovery. Childcare and Celebration Place are offered from 6:45 PM - 9:55 PM and are available to those who stay on campus for Celebrate Recovery. Middle and High School aged youth attend The Landing, a program geared for teenagers based on the same principles of Celebrate Recovery, after large group worship with the adults.



Women's "Journey Begins" Step Study

WEDNESDAYS  |  6:30 - 8:30 PM  |  Wesley 210/211

Celebrate Recovery offers two levels of Step Studies for both men and women. The Journey Continues Step Study is a second level study, created for participants who have completed at least one or two of the Journey Begins Step Study. Leaders for this study are Lori K., Rose F., and Nancy C. If you have questions, contact Margie Clay, at mclay@kumconline.org.

Men's "Journey Begins" Step Study

SUNDAYS  |  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM  |  Epworth Library

The Journey Begins Step Study is designed for those who have never begun or completed a CR Step Study. Sample participant books can be found on the Resource Table on Friday nights. Leaders for this study are Dick C, Joe W, and Tony V. If you have questions, contact Margie Clay, at mclay@kumconline.org.

Small Group Facilitator and Guidelines

DECEMBER 14  |  9 AM - 12PM  |  Epworth Library

Second Saturday training for December. If you have questions, contact Margie Clay, at mclay@kumconline.org.

CR Movie Night

DECEMBER 31  |  6PM - 9 PM  |  Epworth Fellowship Hall

Join us for a movie night, "Inside Out", rated PG.  Contact Margie Clay, at mclay@kumconline.org.