About Celebrate Recovery

What Is Celebrate Recovery?


Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a recovery program  

Celebrate Recovery is a recovery program that works in cohesion with other support groups such as: AA, NA, Al-Anon, therapy, etc. 

Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a recovery program aimed at all "hurts, habits, and hang-ups", including but not exclusive to: high anxiety; co-dependency; compulsive behaviors; financial dysfunction; drug & alcohol addictions; eating disorders; divorce; traumatic life events, etc.

   The purpose of Celebrate Recovery Bismarck is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the eight recovery principles found in the Beatitudes and Christ-centered 12 steps. This experience allows us to be changed. We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accepts God’s grace in solving our life problems.  

    By working the steps and applying the Biblical principles found in the Beatitudes, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and negative behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a strong personal relationship with God and others.  

   As we progress along the road to recovery, we discover our personal, loving, and forgiving Higher Power – Jesus Christ.


We heard you have a live band, is this true?


 Yes! We have a live band on Friday nights, our band is a group of very dedicated, talented, and fun people. We even moved our band outside, one time, during the summer. 

We are always looking for more members of the band. No experience necessary, just come and play or sing with us. 

Who is welcome to come?


Everyone is welcome at Celebrate Recovery. 

 There is no formal Childcare for Large Group. However, please bring coloring books, tablets, toys, etc for your children to play with and they can be supervised until Small Groups are finished. 

What is a hurt, habit, or hang up?



A hurt, habit, or hang-up is something that hinders our walk with God. The feeling of being hurt is an emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or to a disturbing situation. 

(abuse, abandonment, codependency, divorce, relationship issue, etc.)

A habit is an addiction to someone or something.  

(alcoholism, drugs, food, cutting, workaholic, gambling, sex, shopping, smoking, etc.)

Hang-ups are negative mental attitudes that are used to cope with people or adversity.  

(anger, depression, fear, control, unforgiveness, pride, legalism, etc.)



 We provide a meals before each of our Large Group meetings. We have a rotating menu but we are open for suggestions.  We have a group of volunteers that help cook and serve.  Thank you to all our volunteers. Let us know if you would like to volunteer too.

Look for us in our T-shirts


 If you do come join us, look for our greeters in a Celebrate Recovery shirt.  They can help you find your way or answer any questions you may have. 

Fun Events


We plan Fun things to do with each other that we normally wouldn't do.  This helps us reach out to the community and strengthen our bonds with each other.  We have grill outs, game night, movie night, etc.

In fact: We had our first grill out at Ministry on the Margins in their parking lot. We had almost 350 people come and join us. What a blessing!



Part of being in recovery is giving back. Giving back your time, gifts, or talents. If you are interested in serving, please let us know.  We can use you and your God giving talents. 

-be in the band

-help with powerpoints

-help with sound

-cook food

-serve food

-buy food

-set up

-clean up


Use the Ministry on the Margins website to see more volunteer opportunities.  http://www.ministryonthemargins.com/volunteer/ 



One of our members is going to be trying something new and wants to use their creativeness to make us new t-shirts! We are very thankful and excited. We can't wait. Stay tuned. . . . . .