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If we were to look around at today’s society, we would see a world that is hurting. We see people in our community facing the possibility of losing their jobs, their homes, or struggling just to pay their monthly bills. They can feel hopeless and defeated. As pastors and church leaders in ministry, how do we help so many hurting people find the healing they long for in their lives?

In our churches and communities we are seeing a growing number of people turning to addictions and compulsions to try to escape the misery and numb the pain. Sadly, they are abusing alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling, and one another.

Did you know there are already more than 18 million alcoholics, 4 million drug addicts, 16 million sex addicts, and 4 million addicted to food. The list goes on and on. These numbers are only going to increase during the months to come! The truth is, people need Jesus Christ, and Celebrate Recovery is a proven tool to point them toward healing and their one and only true Higher Power – Jesus Christ. We know that the only true and lasting answer for those…

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The Celebrate Recovery Summit has happened at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA for the last 14 years. This year we are doing it again! Since we have sold out for the last few years we decided to have a second Summit on the EAST COAST, July 10-12, 2013.

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crEveryone is feeling the effects of the declining and uncertain economy. This includes our church budgets! I know as a church leader, one of the first things we consider in order to save money is cutting back on attending conferences. Let me give you some reasons why during these difficult times you need to consider attending the Celebrate Recovery One-Day Seminar:

  1. When the economy is struggling people in your church and community are hurting. They are facing the possibility of losing their jobs, their homes, or struggling just to pay their monthly bills. They can feel hopeless and defeated.
  2. History has proven that during times like these the number of people turning to addictions and compulsions greatly increases. When people are hurting, they turn to anything to numb the pain. They start abusing alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling, and one another.
  3. In the United States, there are already 18 million alcoholics, 4 million drug addicts, 16 million sex addicts, and 4 million addicted to food. The list goes on and on. These numbers are only going to increase during the months to come!

We know the only true and lasting answer for those feeling…

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