The Mission of CR Inside

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."

Matthew 25:35-36 (NIV)

Taking Jesus as He is 

Our one and only Higher Power, Jesus Christ, is a loving, caring, compassionate, faithful, and forgiving Lord and Savior that wants to meet us as we are no matter where we are. Jesus wants to take the burden of our hurts, habits, and hang-ups and give us freedom from our past found in the 8 Principles and 12 Steps of Celebrate Recovery®. It does not matter who we are, where we are, where we have been, what we have done, or what we have gone though in our life. Jesus just wants to have a close, personal, intimate relationship with each and every one of us. All we have to do is believe in Him, ask Him into our life as our personal Lord and Savior, and surrender our life and our will to His will, and He will clean us up…

"Come now, let us settle the matter," says the Lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as
white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool."
(Isaiah 1:18 NIV)

 To People 

Christ has commissioned each of us who believe in Him to take His message to all people, no matter who they are or where they are. We are not the ones who get to choose who needs to hear the message of God's forgiveness, grace, and mercy. We are instead those chosen by God to serve those who are hurting and in need in our world by sharing his message with "all people". This commission often times takes on many different appearances, and for those who are part of the Celebrate Recovery Inside Team, we are the ones commissioned to take His message of healing and forgiveness to those who might not hear that message any other way while incarcerated. We are honored and blessed to share with our brothers & sisters in our prison system the tools God has provided through Celebrate Recovery® to overcome their hurts, habits, and hang-ups. The tools we are hopeful will help them grow beyond their struggles into the freedom found in Jesus Christ. We are ready, willing, and thankful to be God's hands and feet, and step outside of our comfort zones to engage with those who are incarcerated to bring His healing message to them, too.

And then he told them, "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone."
(Mark 16:15 NLT)

 As they are

We choose to put our faith into action by taking Jesus, using the Celebrate Recovery® 12 Step and 8 Principles, inside to the prisoners incarcerated in facilities throughout the United States and around the World. Whether it is in to a maximum security facility, a medium security facility, or a community level facility we feel that God has chosen and commissioned us to be His hands and feet to take the healing available through Celebrate Recovery® to our incarcerated brothers and sisters. We have been blessed with the mission of helping them to learn the tools God has provided to overcome their hurts, habits, and hang-ups through Celebrate Recovery® to better equip them for their life as a grateful believer in Jesus Christ whether still on the inside, or preparing them for transitioning back into life on the outside.

I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you. I will walk among
you and be your God, and you will be my people.
(Leviticus 26:11-12 NIV)