In 2002, Celebrate Recovery a 12-step program was started among churches throughout Mongolia for alcohol and other kinds of addiction recovery, as well as recovery from emotional wounds and bad habits. During the first ten years (2002-2012) of the implementation of the Celebrate Recovery program, we reached about 1,000 people; there were about 40 CR groups in Ulaanbaatar and 12 other provinces. As the ministry grew, a local Celebrate Recovery Network was formed in 2012. Currently, there are 150 volunteers in the network helping those who are struggling with bad habit and emotional hurt.
This program guides church leaders through the process of setting up a CR group in their local church. The training curriculum for Ulaanbaatar church leaders includes one cycle of the CR program in a designated CR leader’s training group, plus the following:
- 90-day preparation guide
- Celebrate Recovery’s 12-step 8-principle curriculum
- Structure for large groups, support groups, and step-study
- Becoming a sponsor
Countryside church leaders must attend a 3-day workshop covering the topics above.