Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. 20 years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Celebrate Recovery has helped more than 17000 people at Saddleback, attracting over 70% of its members from outside the church. Eighty-five percent of the people who go through the program stay with the church and nearly half serve as church volunteers.

Celebrate Recovery is now in over 20,000 churches worldwide!


Thursday nights at 6:00pm*


6:00pm - Doors Open

6:45pm - Large Group/Worship

7:45pm - Small Group

Celebrate Recovery participants are also encouraged to join a Step Study.  Men's and Women's Step Studies meet throughout the week.

*Child Care and Youth activities are available Thursday nights.

Celebrate Recovery Testimonies

God is in the business of changing lives and healing the broken.  In short, God's business is resurrection.  In this section you will find dynamic and moving stories of the ways in which God has transformed lives.  These testimonies were shared during Celebrate Recovery Large group time which happens every week on Thursday at 6:45 pm.