Asbury United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Large Group vs. Share Group vs. Step Study


Celebrate Recovery ® meets every Tuesday night and that time is made up of Large Group, Open Share Group and Fellowship at Café.

Step Studies meet one day a week, other than Tuesday nights, and work through the 4 participant guides as a group. It typically takes a year to complete all of the guides.

 

Characteristics of Large Group (6:30 PM – 7:30 PM) ::

  • Meets 52 weeks per year
  • 1 hour meeting
  • Celebrate Recovery ® Resource Table is set up containing Celebrate Recovery Bible, Participant Guides and Information Sheets
  • Worship Time
  • Reading of 12 Steps or 8 Principles
  • Special Music and Offering taken
  • Teaching / Testimony / Special Guest Speaker
  • No Obligation to share
  • Serenity Prayer close
  • Dismiss to Open Share Groups (optional)

 

Characteristics of Open Share Group (7:30 PM – 8:30 PM) ::

  • Recovery Issue Specific
  • Meets 52 weeks per year
  • Gender based
  • 50 minute meeting
  • Funnel individuals to Step Study Groups
  • Meeting Group Guidelines Facilitated
  • Leader’s Focus Question – open share
  • Acknowledge Sobriety with Sobriety Chips
  • Meet Accountability Partners
  • Find a Sponsor
  • Always open to Newcomers
  • At close, Invite members to ‘The Well’ Café
  • Anonymity and Confidentiality are Basic Requirements

 

Characteristics of Step Study Group (Alternate Night, Different times) ::

  • Mixed Recovery Issues
  • Gender based
  • 2 hour meeting
  • Celebrate Recovery ® Participant Guides (curriculum)
  • Utilize Celebrate Recovery Bible
  • Meeting Group Guidelines Facilitated
  • Build Accountability teams, partners
  • Meeting closed to Newcomers by Step 4
  • Completion of the 12 Steps (1 Year, approx.)
  • Facilitators have completed a Step Study and are Trained
  • Held on alternate days / nights of the week