The purpose of Oxford Assembly of God´s Celebrate Recovery ministry is to fellowship and to celebrate God´s healing power in our lives through the "8 Recovery Principles." This experience allows us to be changed. We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. We then become willing to accept God´s grace in solving our problems. By working and applying these 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 personal relationship with God and others. As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power - Jesus Christ, the one and only true Higher Power.
For more information about our local Celebrate Recovery, contact our church office at (352)748-6124.
Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday night. You do not need to be a member of Oxford Assembly of God to attend Celebrate Recovery.
6:00-6:30pm - Fellowship time and refreshments - This is a time to meet others and familiarize yourself with the area.
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Large Group Session - Everyone meets together for a time of worship then a teaching, testimony or special guest speaker. There is no pre-registration or sign-ups. Upon arrival you will be greeted by a greeter.
7:30-8:30 p.m. - Open Share Groups - This is the time to break into recovery specific groups. Meet others with similar hurts, hang-ups and habits. These groups are gender specific.
Newcomers 101 - This is a one-time meeting, 7:30-8:30, where you will learn more about Celebrate Recovery, hear personal mini-testimonies and ask direct questions. If you are new to recovery or a visitor, after the Large Group session we invite you to attend this meeting.
8:30-9:00 p.m. – Fellowship time and refreshments - Held in the Children’s Church area after Open Share Groups. This is a great time to fellowship with others from your group.
Child care is available if we are notified in advance that children will be coming.
The last Monday of every month at 6:30 will be a BBQ and Fellowship Time in place of groups.
What Celebrate Recovery Is:
- A safe place to share
- A refuge
- A place of belonging
- A place to care for others and be cared for
- Where respect is given to each member
- Where confidentiality is highly regarded
- A place to learn
- A place to demonstrate genuine love
- A place to grow and become strong again
- A place for progress
- Where you can take off your mask and allow others to know who you are
- A place for healthy challenges and healthy risks
- A possible turning point in your life
What Celebrate Recovery Is Not:
- A place for selfish control
- A place for secrets
- A place to look for dating relationships
- A place to rescue or be rescued by others
- A place for perfection
- A place to judge others
- A quick fix