IS CPR JUST FOR MEN?
No, we have CPR groups for male pastors and CPR groups for female pastors and pastor's wives.
WHY DO PASTORS AND PASTOR’S WIVES NEED AN EXCLUSIVE GROUP?
I wish I could say that every church is a safe place for pastors and pastor’s wives to openly share their hurts, habits, and hang-ups without fear of some kind of reprisal or even termination. But unfortunately, that is not the case. That’s why CPR began - to provide a safe place where pastors and pastor’s wives can find healing and hope as they walk through the 12 steps in community with one another.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CPR STEP STUDY AND A REGULAR CR STEP STUDY?
CPR groups are gender specific and use the same curriculum as regular CR Step Studies. Otherwise, there are two differences. First is the exclusive nature of CPR groups being limited to those in vocational ministry. Second, the group functions as a hybrid of a typical Step Study and an Open Share group. CPR groups allow for time at the beginning of the group for Open Share for each participant to share any struggles or victories. This enables the participants to benefit from an open share group and a step study in one meeting. All the guidelines apply during the entire group time, just as in a regular Step Study or Open Share group.
DOES CPR FOLLOW THE CR SMALL GROUP GUIDELINES?
Yes! Anonymity and confidentiality are always emphasized. As per #4 of the guidelines, the only exception is when someone threatens to injure themselves or others. CPR is never for the purpose of church discipline but only for the redemptive recovery of the participant.
ARE PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED TO HAVE CR AS A MINISTRY OF THEIR CHURCH?
No. Of course, it’s always encouraged but not required.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE BEEN THROUGH A CR 12-STEP STUDY TO LEAD A CPR GROUP?
Yes, to ensure the safety of all Celebrate Recovery groups, every group is always led by a trained CR leader who has previously completed a Step Study.
DOES EVERYONE IN THE GROUP NEED TO BE IN THE SAME DENOMINATION?
No. It’s helpful to have a denominational mix.
SHOULD I LEAD MY STAFF THROUGH CPR?
It is not recommended. It is not the kind of study that should be required of anyone. You should only do a group with a fellow staff member if you are completely comfortable with doing so in terms of trust and confidentiality and on a voluntary basis only.
HOW DO I GET INTO A CPR GROUP?
Let’s talk about it! Again, we want to help in any way we can! Click on the link below to get connected.
For Male Pastors
For Female Pastors or Pastor's Wives