Celebrate Recovery

A Christ-centered recovery program for anyone dealing with life's hurts, hangups, or habits.

Celebrate Recovery emphasizes personal responsibility. Instead of being the victim, this program helps people look at the choices they've made and discover what they can do about them. We cannot control everything that happens to us, but we can control how we respond to it. This recovery program emphasizes spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ. Lasting recovery cannot happen without this step. Everybody needs Jesus. This recovery program recognizes the biblical truth that we need each other in order to grow spiritually and emotionally. It is built around small group interaction and the fellowship of a caring community. Celebrate Recovery is built on the New Testament principle that we don’t get well by ourselves. We need each other.

How do I Join Celebrate Recovery?

Joining Celebrate Recovery is easy. All you have to do is show up!


Celebrate Recovery meets at the Valparaiso Nazarene Church every Friday night. Our Large Group Meetings begin at 7 p.m., with dinner available at 6:30 p.m. You can enter on the north side of the building at Entrance 6.

Location & Directions

Valparaiso Nazarene Church is located at:

2702 E. Glendale Blvd.

Valparaiso, IN 46383

Click here for directions

What to Expect

Weekly Meeting—Celebrate Recovery has a weekly corporate meeting on Friday nights. That meeting consists of a time of fellowship both before and after the meeting. Along with the fellowship, there is a Large Group Meeting and an Open Share Meeting.


Fellowship—We have a fellowship meal at 6:30 p.m. on Friday nights, before the start of the Large Group Meeting. There is additional fellowship time following the meeting called, “Solid Rock Cafe.” During these times of fellowship, newcomers are welcomed by leaders of the CR Program and are introduced to the program.


Large Group—The Celebrate Recovery Large Group Meeting features an extended time of uplifting worship in music to our true “Higher Power” – Jesus Christ. Worship allows us to shift the focus from our problems to the God who can bring serenity and transformation. We explore the recovery principles found in the Beatitudes and the Christ-centered Twelve Steps, and we hear amazing “Stories to Celebrate” of those who are receiving victory over their fears, addictions, attitudes, and behaviors.

CR1 Concert

Celebrate Recovery Valparaiso is excited to celebrate it's first anniversary by hosting the CR1 Concert, featuring up and coming Christian Music Artist Jason Fowler and author and public speaker Herb Stepherson. The show will take place on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Valparaiso Nazarene Church. You can purchase your tickets online. Don't want to order online? Then get your tickets at the church office during the week (M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), at the VNC Shop on Sunday mornings, or on Friday nights at the Celebrate Recovery Valparaiso meetings. Tickets are $5 each. Tickets sold online can be picked up at Will Call on the night of the show.

Questions about Celebrate Recovery?

If you have any questions, contact our Celebrate Recovery Director, Darren Newton, at cr@valponaz.org.