Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a confidential way to overcome all of your hurts, hang-ups and habits. CR will help you overcome any type of struggle, including abuse, co-dependent relationships, anxiety, fear, anger, alcoholism, substance abuse, etc.

Celebrate Recovery involves 8 principles from the beatitudes of the New Testament, and the 12 steps and their biblical comparisons. This program is distinctly Christian, uncompromisingly biblical, and proven to work. It has brought people together to discover a new level of care, acceptance, trust, and grace. For those who seek to mature spiritually, it is the perfect atmosphere to promote making better decisions that will help them become more Christ-like in character. Be a part of this proven program that takes a Biblical approach to overcoming addiction!

"Welcome to the 'Road to Recovery.' You are in for an exciting and amazing journey as you take the hand of the true and only Higher Power, Jesus Christ, and walk with Him toward healing and serenity."— Pastor John Baker, founder of Celebrate Recovery 

Where are we located?
Abba’s House is located at 5208 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343 very near Northgate Mall. We meet in Building A. 

Where do we park?
You may park in guest parking, or any parking space located in front or behind building A

What time do we meet? 
6:00 p.m. - Praise and Worship/Large Group 
7:00 p.m. – Open Share/Small Groups for men and women
8:00 p.m. – CrossTalk Café – Food, Fun and Fellowship (First time guest eat FREE) Meals are only $5



What is Celebrate Recovery at Abba’s House?

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step, Christ-centered recovery program for your hurts, hang-ups, or habits. Everyone is welcome! By working the steps and applying their 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 relationship with God. 

Not only will Celebrate Recovery help individuals recover from alcoholism and drug addiction, due to the nature of the program, it can also bring about healing and recovery from many things like co-dependency, chemical dependency and those who suffer from sexual, physical, and emotional abuse just to name a few.

Is Celebrate Recovery for me or someone I know?

Living in a broken world we all deal with life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits. No one has the ability, nor should they attempt to face their hurts on their own. Celebrate Recovery is a beautiful community of strugglers that courageously enter this safe and confidential space to get honest about our pain, and the negative ways we may see ourselves, God, and others. In this process we come to accept that some of the habits we may have developed to escape our pain has caused destruction in our life and those close to us.

Celebrate recovery is a biblically balanced approach to help bring sustainable recovery and healing to our hurts. It guides us toward new healthy truths and life-giving habits as we repair our broken relationships. Join more than 7 million hurting people across the globe who now walk in freedom through the power of Jesus Christ as we walk through the 8 principles of celebrate recovery based on the Beatitudes in Matthew 5.

Who Can Attend? 

Celebrate Recovery is ministry for 18 years of age and older, and is for anyone with a hurt, hang-up, or habit. Recovery is for everyone!

What is Recovery?

In physical health, recovery refers to the process of moving from illness to wellness. Our hurts, habits and hang-ups are like an illness and using the tools of Celebrate Recovery we begin to move toward wholeness. Some might say from bondage to freedom in Christ. Others might say from self-reliance to faith in Christ.

How often does Celebrate Recovery at Abba’s House meet?

Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m., except for church closings. We will announce church closings in advance whenever possible. Church closings are also posted on the Celebrate Recovery at Abba’s House Facebook page, as well as the Abba’s House Facebook page.

What if I can't make it every week?

You are welcome to come when you can. However, if you join a step study, you are expected to come each week until you complete it. As with any endeavor, the more effort you put into Celebrate Recovery, the more benefit you will gain.

Is there a cost to attend Celebrate Recovery?

No. Celebrate Recovery does not charge for this ministry. Celebrate Recovery is self-supporting so if you choose to attend the optional dinner there is a free will offering to cover the cost of the food. Workbooks used in the “Step Study” as well as Celebrate Recovery journals and Bibles are available for purchase.

Do I have to be a member of Abba’s House to attend?

No. Celebrate Recovery is open to anyone who is interested in a Christ centered recovery program that will enable them to recover from life’s hurts, habits, or hang-ups. There are attendees who are not members and may/may not attend other churches. We do encourage you to attend a loving, Bible-believing supportive church on Sundays. If you are not a part of a church, you are invited to attend Abba’s House on Sunday. Our Groups start at 9:00 a.m. and our worship service starts at 10:30 a.m. We also offer live streaming for those who are unable to attend the service in person. Please visit our website for more information at www.abbashouse.com.

How does Celebrate Recovery deal with my past hurts?

Celebrate Recovery is forward looking. Rather than wallowing in the past or rehashing and rehearsing painful memories over and over, Celebrate Recovery focuses on the future. Regardless of what has already happened, the solution is to start making wise choices now and depend on Christ’s power to help make those changes.

What types of issues does Celebrate Recovery address?

Celebrate Recovery addresses all types of habits, hurts, and hang-ups. Some recovery programs deal only with alcohol or drugs or another single problem. A wide variety of hurts, hang-ups and harmful behaviors are represented at Celebrate Recovery. Examples include dependency on alcohol or drugs, pornography, low self-esteem, need to control, depression, fear of rejection, fear of abandonment, perfectionism, grief recovery, broken relationships, and abuse. It deals with issues that hold us back from living free and fully alive in Christ.

What is the difference between AA and Celebrate Recovery?

The principal difference between AA (and other twelve step programs) and Celebrate Recovery is that Celebrate Recovery focuses on Jesus Christ as the true Higher Power and uses God’s Word as the authority in relation to the twelve steps. The twelve steps have a Christian heritage as they were modeled after the Oxford Society. In order to reach people who would be offended by Jesus or the Church, AA focused on a “Higher Power.”  But Celebrate Recovery’s 8 Principals to the Road to Recovery ties the twelve steps to Jesus Christ’s teaching known as the Beatitudes given on the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus Christ is our Higher Power.

What is a Step Study?

Celebrate Recovery uses the twelve steps and its related scripture as the biblical model for living your life. A step study is a personal journey through each of these steps in a safe, confidential group led by a facilitator who has completed the steps. We use Celebrate Recovery’s four participant books. A step study is a long-term commitment to the members of the group. It will typically take 12 months to complete the study. After completing the step study, we hope you will join with us as we help others dealing with their hurts, habits, and hang-ups. All step study meetings are gender specific.

How is an Open Share Group different than a Step Study group?

The open share groups are designed as a confidential safe place to start sharing the hurts, habit and hang-ups that are surfacing in your life both before and after completing step studies. The share time is open to what you are processing and feeling at that moment in time. In contrast, the step studies are a guided journey through the twelve steps and the sharing is more specific to what you are experiencing on that journey.

Is Celebrate Recovery confidential?

Yes! Celebrate Recovery maintains strict confidentiality. This promotes an atmosphere of trust and enables recovery. We are diligent about confidentiality and anonymity. The guidelines and rules protect all of us from judgment and being “fixed.” In a “safe place” you take off your mask and can be real and honest without fear. You are 100% in control of when and how much you participate.

Do I have to share?

In the open share/small groups, absolutely not... until you are ready.  You can pass anytime you wish and for as long as it takes for you to become comfortable. Our hope is that when you realize you are not alone and there are others with the same struggles, you too will feel safe to share. This is where the healing happens.

Who are the leaders of Celebrate Recovery?

The leaders of Celebrate Recovery are men and women who have gone through similar addictions, hurts, hang-ups and harmful behaviors. Our leaders who have received a 9–12 month intensive Step Study training are recognized as facilitators and were trained by the Celebrate Recovery State Representatives. The leaders are not counselors and do not offer any professional clinical advice. The ministry leader is Pastor Theresa Biggs who is ordained under the ministry of Abba’s House.

Is Childcare provided?

With very few exceptions (holidays or church closings), YES! We have a place for all your children.
Childcare ages 6 weeks to pre-K; AH Kids - K through 5th grade; AH Students - 6th-12th grade

Are we allowed to smoke?

CR has a designated smoking area. We ask that you do not smoke in front of the building, or any other area not designated on the church campus. We will allow for a break after large group and before open share groups.

I am in drug court, does CR count as a meeting?

YES! Bring your paperwork and a CR leader will sign it at the end of the meeting.


For more information contact Pastor Theresa Biggs, CR Ministry Leader: Phone: (423) 877-6462, ext.: 245

For more information about Celebrate Recovery please visit www.celebraterecovery.com

Find us on Facebook at Celebrate Recovery at Abba’s House

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