Value of Using
Celebrate Recovery® name
® desires to be a network of
like-minded, Bible based
There are many
benefits of using the
here are just a few:
Your ministry is part of an
international movement to bring Christ-centered Bible based recovery to the
world. As a genuine
ministry you join in a network of
thousands of other local
ministries reaching people
for Christ and helping them break free from their hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
Your ministry has the support and
partnership of the
National Team, as well as assistance from your State and Regional
Representatives. These entities work to help your ministry succeed.
Your ministry has access to the
materials and resources from
Your ministry is validated in your
church and community by being associated with
Your ministry is listed with the
programs on the official
It is our desire for each local
ministry to have a clear and consistent character that identifies it as a
genuine part of the
yet maintaining its own creative distinctions of the local ministry
To illustrate, here’s an example of what it means to have
consistency while allowing for creativity.
A McDonald’s restaurant in
name is a registered trademark.
In a desire to protect the integrity of the broader
requires that if you use the
name that the following are an irreducible minimum of your program.
The DNA of an authentic
Jesus Christ is the one and only Higher Power.
The program is Christ-centered program.
The Celebrate Recovery curriculum is used exclusively (the Leader’s
Guide and the four Participants Guides, and the Bible).
The Large Group lessons are taught from the
Leader’s Guide, keeping at least the acrostic and the scriptures as the key
points in the lessons.
This is to keep
consistency within groups, while allowing creativity for the teachers.
The ministry is “group based.”
All groups are gender specific and use the group guidelines and format.
The Celebrate Recovery “Five Small Group Guidelines” are implemented
Accountability to Christ, the local church, and Celebrate Recovery at
A church or
organization may decide to use the
® curriculum and mix it with other materials, or other programs,
which is certainly up to their discretion.
HOWEVER, they are prohibited from using the
trademark guidelines or violations should be directed to