Celebrate Recovery Leader's Guide, Updated Edition

Celebrate Recovery Leader's Guide, Updated Edition

A Recovery Program Based on Eight Principles from the Beatitudes

John Baker


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There is a way the church can help the wounded move beyond their hurts, habits, and hang-ups to experience the forgiveness of Christ. Celebrate Recovery helps the church fulfill its role as Christ's healing agent. You don't have to lead alone. To lead people forward in spiritual, physical, and emotional restoration is to walk in the footsteps of Christ. And that's why the Celebrate Recovery Leader's Guide is so important.

With everything you need to encourage lasting life-change, the leader's guide is the best way to facilitate Celebrate Recovery in your church and help people look forward to a whole new future. 

The Celebrate Recovery Leader's Guide includes:  

  • Fresh testimonies
  • A 90-day start-up strategy
  • A clear, easy-to-follow format
  • Step-by-step instructions for each meeting
  • Guide for conducting leader training
  • Teaching notes for the 25 lessons of The Journey Begins (Participant Guides 1-4)
  • Overview of the 25 lessons of The Journey Continues (Participant Guides 5-8)

Along with a willing heart, this leader's guide is invaluable for leading men and women forward in complete restoration and transformation through Christ.


John Baker:

John Baker is the founder of Celebrate Recovery®, a ministry started at Saddleback Church in 1991. John also served as the Pastor of Saddleback Church’s Signature Ministries and was a nationally known speaker and trainer in helping churches start Celebrate Recovery ministries. John’s writing accomplishments include Celebrate Recovery’s The Journey Begins Curriculum, Life’s Healing Choices, the NIV Celebrate Recovery Study Bible (general editor), and Your First Step to Celebrate Recovery. He also is the coauthor of The Celebrate Recovery Devotional and, with his son Johnny, the coauthor of Celebrate Recovery’s The Journey Continues curriculum. John is survived by his wife Cheryl, the cofounder of Celebrate Recovery, and was married for more than five decades.