Each Wednesday night following worship, our small groups meet.   Attending is optional, but highly encouraged.  Many people who attend small groups say it is a relief to be able to share their struggles in a safe, caring atmosphere.  

Small groups meet from 7:40 to 8:45 in different rooms throughout the building.

Specific room numbers are announced during the service. 


  • You get an opportunity to share your experiences, successes and failures with the group.
  • You gain strength and hope from listening to the sharing of others, and know we are not alone in our struggles.
  • Share groups provide a safe place to share your burdens without being judged.  Everything shared in groups is confidential. 

Guidelines for Small Groups

To ensure that Celebrate Recovery is a safe place, the following five guidelines are followed in all small groups. If you have any questions, these guidelines are explained in the Newcomers group:

  1. Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings. Limit your sharing to three to five minutes. 
  2. There is NO cross talk. Cross talk is when two individuals engage in conversation excluding all others. Each person is free to express his or her feelings without interruptions. 
  3. We are here to support each other,  not “fix” each other. 
  4. Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group. The only exception is when someone threatens to injure themselves or others. 
  5. Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered recovery group.


Scroll down to read more about each of the small groups offered at CR Maryville.

(The offerings are subject to change)


    Welcome, this is your first stop if you are interested in small groups. We’ll talk about the different groups offered, and provide an introduction to the program. Plus, you’ll have a chance to ask any questions. 


    The Prayer Room is a safe place to share your struggles. Someone will be there to listen and to pray with you and for you. Or you can fill out a Prayer Request Form (at the Information Desk and in the Prayer Room) so someone can pray for you throughout the week. Prayer room is always available during small group time.


    This group is made up of men who are struggling with some form of chemical dependency including, but not limited to, alcoholism and drug addiction. 


    This group is made up of women who are struggling with some form of chemical dependency including, but not limited to, alcoholism and drug addiction. 

  • YOUTH, AGES 13-18 - CO-ED


    The participants of this group are struggling with how to handle the behavior of a family member – typically a family member with an addiction to alcohol or drugs. Just like the one addicted, this is a real struggle for all the family as well. 

  • Co-occuring disorders


    This group is for anyone who is suffering from a mental health issue and some sort of addiction at the same time. 

  • life hurts, god heals


    This men’s group deals with emotional distress, grief, depression, anger, and other detrimental issues affecting their own life and/or the lives of those around them.

  • life hurts, god heals-women

    This women’s group deals with emotional distress, depression, anger and other detrimental issues. CR and Saddleback Church approved books are used as topic of conversations. 

  • men of integrity and hope

    This group is for men who are striving to maintain moral integrity. This can include, but is not limited to sexual integrity, gambling addiction, or any compulsive behavior that interferes with normal daily activities. It is also for men who just want support in making important decisions that will directly influence their lives and the people involved with them.