Monday, June 27, 2011

Say "Yes" To Serve

How do we know we are in recovery? When we take the focus off of our self and put it onto others. What happens when a sponge receives water and then just sits? That rotting smell can creep into our life when we don’t give back from what we have been given. We are blessed to be a blessing.
We don't want our ministry to have people that just come to fill up. When we have people invested in a growing ministry, good things happen. Neither do we want only a handful of people to be doing the majority of the work. We want to pull together to do what is needed and keep this ministry thriving and strong working together for a great cause. That is a healthy ministry. We are challenging our body of CR believers to "Say Yes to Serve” Check out what Rodney has to say on our "Say Yes to Serve” roll out. If you would like to say yes to serve and give back to this amazing ministry, copy and paste the website link below and fill out the online serve form. Or visit Booth D during CR Friday Night to sign up. You will hear from a team member on how to get plugged in. Thank you in advance for giving back in this way.
http://celebraterecovery.fellowshipnwa.org/#/celebrate-recovery-home/serve

For more information about Celebrate Recovery contact Rodney at 479-659-3679 or roholmstrom@fellowshipnwa.org

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Offensive or Graphic Descriptions



The last of the five guidelines reads:

(5) Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered group.
Any offensive language is inappropriate during sharing. This also includes information that may be too graphic. If at anytime someone starts to get too graphic in their sharing and you feel uncomfortable, please simply raise your hand. They will rephrase their sharing. Do the same for others during your sharing. This encourages respect while not causing someone to stumble with sharing that is offensive or too graphic. If you are unsure or still need to share in more detail, save that sharing for your sponsor or accountability partner.

What does it mean to be too graphic? What if I really need to share this?


If you would like information about extensive training through our One Day conferences and Annual Summit at Saddleback church in August, OR just some general information about how to get plugged into a CR near you, contact Rodney at 479-659-3679 or roholmstrom@fellowshipnwa.org

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Anonymity and Confidentiality



What do we do when we face someone in public that we know from CR? What do we do when we have so called "juicy" info that was shared in our group? If they live in a different town, surely no one will ever find out right???? Or will they???

We don't expect everyone to agree with the small group guidelines in the group but we do ask that everyone respect and honor them. These are designed to keep the group safe and productive. We thank you in advance for honoring each and every guideline.

(4) Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group!
This includes telling others what was said or done in the group, gossip disguised as a prayer request, or acknowledging someone on the street as knowing them from C|R. We don't want to violate trust, safety, or make people afraid to share risky information. All can attend anonymously with assurance that your attendance and the information you share will be held in strict confidence. Our motto is "who you see here, what you hear here, and what you say here, stays here."

The main role of our leaders of small groups is to keep the small group safe.

When we agree to sit in the small groups of Celebrate Recovery we are making a covenant with others in that group that we will abide by the guidelines and honor what the leader of the group is enforcing.
Scripture says,in Prov Chapter 10:18-21 "...whoever spreads slander is a fool. When words are many , sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value. The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment."
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Or as the Message version reads:
18 Liars secretly hoard hatred;
fools openly spread slander.
19 The more talk, the less truth;
the wise measure their words.
20 The speech of a good person is worth waiting for;
the blabber of the wicked is worthless.
21 The talk of a good person is rich fare for many,
but chatterboxes die of an empty heart.



If you would like to be a part of a safe place and experience healing in your life like never before, please contact Rodney at 479-659-3679 or roholmstrom@fellowshipnwa.org about joining Celebrate Recovery

Friday, June 3, 2011

What do your eyes say about your heart?



When you look at your Savior, what eyes does He see looking back at Him? More important what heart does He see reflecting back at Him? All that I have and all that I am, I give it all to You, this Alabaster Jar
True worship is when we apply what we have learned from the Father to our daily life.
The Celebrate Recovery tools are a great way to learn how to live and how to apply it to our life.



Click on song to hear a great song by Gateway "Alabaster Jar"



Come see us tonight (Friday Night) at 6pm for CR! Bring a friend
For more information about Celebrate Recovery contact Rodney at 479-659-3679 or roholmstrom@fellowshipnwa.org.