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The Inland Vineyard Fellowship’s Celebrate Recovery is right in step with God’s work of recovery!

As Vineyard culture thrives on Compassion and Mercy

Compassion and Mercy We accept into our fellowship any person moving towards Christ in their pursuit of genuine human life. We welcome “sinners”, trusting the Holy Spirit to draw anyone’s heart to Him through worship, the Word, and love. God’s mercy always triumphs over judgment (James 2:13; John 8:1-11).

…Celebrate Recovery recognize this sinful world for what it is, welcoming one another into a more conscious contact with God, restoring one another with the love and grace we ourselves have experienced.

As the Vineyard has a culture of Equipping believers… .

Equipping God calls and enables believers to express the talents, gifts, and ministries that He has set aside for them, therefore we integrate Biblical truth into everyday activities that impact our community (Eph. 4:11-13).

…Celebrate Recovery equips us with the tools to break free from the hurts, habits and hangup’s that keep us from experiencing our gifts and talents. Our journey in the 12 steps is only a small testimony of how God uses us to carry His message to others

As Vineyard has a culture of Caring for People… .

Relationships Caring for people is our highest priority after submission to God, because the purpose of the cross was the redemption of men and women. To the best of our ability we will treat each person with respect, dignity, and loving patience – always seeking what is best for their life and growth (Rom. 12:9-13; 1 Cor. 13:4-9; Col. 3:12-14).

…Celebrate Recovery recognises the one and only higher power, Jesus Christ has the power to transform our lives if we submit to His will. Celebrate recovery does not seek to “fix” people, but seeks to build relationships that encourage and support one another in confidence

AS Vineyard has a culture of Generosity

Generosity We are stewards of God’s gifts and resources (Matt. 10:8, 39; 13:45-46) which means that when God directs, we will be willing to give away what we have, to risk the security of current success in order to advance the Kingdom of God on earth in greater ways.

…Celebrate Recovery recognizes that in order to keep what God has given us we must give it away. It is in this that we share our experience, strength and hope with one another.

As the Vineyard has a culture of desiring to be naturally supernatural

Simplicity We want to be “naturally supernatural”, avoiding behavior that draws attention away from God and to ourselves. Simplicity affects our worship style, how we pray for the sick, minister to the poor, carry out discipleship, teach the Bible, and so on (1 Cor. 2:2-5; James 3:13; 1 Thess. 4:11-12).

…Celebrate recovery has a saying, “don’t quit until the miracle happens”. The miracle happens in the peace and serenity that comes as we draw near to God and experience his redemptive power.

As the Vineyard culture is willing to take risks

Risk-Taking and Mistakes We are willing to let people make mistakes as they grow in their gifting. We know that gifting develops in an environment of trial-and-error, so we are willing to be patient with people’s weaknesses and failures while they learn (John 21:15-19; Gal. 5:22-23)

.…Celebrate Recovery teaches us that “it is ok to be messy”, and that “our best today is good enough” Recovery is about progress, not perfection and we learn that our “failures” in God’s grace, our “failures” do not defeat us.

Our Sunday Celebration Services are held at 9am and 11am in the Sanctuary. We welcome you to come and join us! We are the Inland Vineyard – a Christian Church, California.
Service Times: 9am & 11am