Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery

FBC’s primary mission is building lives that honor God by connecting, growing, serving and sharing with others in the church and our community.​  

Unfortunately many people are not realizing the full potential that God has in store for their lives, personally or missionally.  Ephesians 2:10 states that “We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program developed by John Baker. Based on the principles given to us through the Beatitudes, Celebrate Recovery allows for God’s healing power to take place, so we can live out the full potential He intended for each of us. (Read John Baker’s testimony here)

Who is Celebrate Recovery For?  Some have heard that Celebrate Recovery is only for addictions such as drugs and alcohol; founder John Baker struggled with these addictions. However, Celebrate Recovery is for any addiction, and it has also helped over 5 million people find healing from struggles with behavioral issues such as habitual worry, anger, fear, pride, and anxiety, to those suffering from failed relationships, abuse, codependency or controlling behavior.   The image below shows several other issues people have found hope and healing through Celebrate Recovery.

What Celebrate Recovery is NOT  a counseling or one-on-one program for individuals. It is an opportunity to work out your struggles along with others, but we don’t try to fix each other. We let God and the lessons taught do this. Except for testimonies given publicly, a participant’s Information is NEVER shared publicly, and it is kept strictly confidential among those you choose to share it with.

Group Night and Step Studygroup night events

What is Large Group Night?  Celebrate Recovery will meet weekly and is an opportunity for people to gain exposure to Celebrate recovery in a large group (co-ed) setting.

Participants worship and pray together.  There are bi-weekly teachings on the 25 lessons and testimonies of individuals are shared who have worked through their life challenges through Celebrate Recovery.

In addition, men and women separate to meet and share the struggles and challenges they are working through toward recovery and share as you are lead through one of the lessons provided for in the Celebrate Recovery program.

(Group Night is not open to the public yet – read the schedule below)


Schedule for Men’s & Women’s Step Study
And Volunteer Training for Group Night

step study booksjoin a group

What is a Step Study
Step Study is the heart of Celebrate Recovery and is a structured program to help people take a Christ centered look into any hurt, habit and/or hang-up. Men and women meet separately, and all information shared is strictly confidential.

It is comprised 12 steps with biblical comparisons and 8 principles based on the beatitudes. There are 4 workbooks that contain all the lessons you will need. Meetings are held weekly with a group leader until the lessons are completed, approximately 1 year.

This is where the work is done between you and God along with support and accountability of other participants who share their challenges as they work toward recovery.

Men’s Step Study
Group Night supportThe current step study is closed.  Email Rick Bertino or contact Rick by phone 949-246-4396  to find out about the next step study.

Women’s Step Study
The women’s step study has begun and meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in the church library. Contact Sharon Castle (253-225-5604) to see if is it still open to join or if you have any questions.

Group Night Start Date
The church’s goal is to officially launch Celebrate Recovery group night by January 1st, 2019.  we will update you should we start sooner.

Volunteers needed for Celebrate Recovery Group Night
Training is set to begin meeting on Friday evenings, starting June 29th at 6:00 pm in the Student building.  If you are interested in volunteering for this life changing program, contact Rick Bertino at crfbcwimberley@gmail.com or call 949-246-4396



Go here if you would like to listen to some powerful Celebrate Recovery based testimonies

If this is the first time you are considering Celebrate Recovery for your personal needs,

Need some inspiration and hope now,
watch this video and others by artist and CR beneficiary Zach Williams

Celebrate Recovery

Contact me with any questions.
I sincerely look forward to meeting you and to assist in any way to help take the next steps toward your recovery Rick Bertino

Rick Bertino      –      crfbcwimberley@gmail.com     –      949-246-4396