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1100 Malone St.
Denton, TX


At First Baptist Church Denton it is our purpose to love and serve the Lord, so we can reach and influence our community and the world for Christ. Out of our love for the Lord and through His power at work in our lives, we seek to enlist, equip, and encourage all people in their personal relationships with God, through Jesus Christ.


Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery

The purpose of Celebrate Recovery at First Denton is to build community and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 Steps and 8 Recovery Principles. This experience allows us to be changed. We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our problems in life. By working and applying these biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors, and can receive healing from abusive relationships. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others. Welcome to an amazing journey!

The Road to Recovery

Eight 8 Recovery Principles, based on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

  • R-Realize I’m not God; I admit that I’m powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.
    “Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3
  • E-Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.
    “Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
  • C-Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
    “Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5
  • O-Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone that I trust.
    “Happy are the pure of heart.” Matthew 5:8
  • V-Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
    “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God desires.” Matthew 5:6
  • E-Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
     “Happy are the merciful.” Matthew 5:7 “Happy are the peacemakers.” Matthew 5:9
  • R-Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and gain the power to follow His will.
  • Y-Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.
     “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires." Matthew 5:10

Prayer for Serenity

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is; not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life; and supremely happy with You forever in the next. AMEN

-Reinhold Niebuhr


Childcare is available by reservation only.


For more information, please email Doug Giles or call 940.382.2577, x106

Monday Night Schedule

  • 5:45 pm – Early Dinner
  • 6:30 pm – Large Group
    • Worship Time
    • Announcements
    • Reading of eight principles or 12 steps
    • Testimony or Lesson
    • Hand out chips
    • Serenity Prayer
  • 7:30 pm – Open Share Groups
    • All First-Timers:
      • Newcomers 101
    • Men’s Groups:
      • Addictions
      • Life Issues
    • Women’s Groups:
      • Addictions
      • Life Issues
  • 8:30 pm – Closing Prayer