This "Christian Recovery Radio with Dick B." show broadcast is coming to you on Sunday evening, October 6, 2013. My son Ken and I have been invited to be the speakers at a series of four meetings in Arizona next week--two in Phoenix, and two in Tucson. Luncheon meetings will be held in Phoenix and Tucson, respectively, on Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12. Evening meetings on those two dates, respectively, will consist of public workshops.
Tonight, I'll preview what we will be presenting to leaders and discussing at lunch. The group will be Pastors and recovery field Professionals--called an "Old-School Christian Recovery Leaders Conference." The topic: "Why Early A.A. Succeeded: The Path They Thoroughly Followed and Rarely Failed." There will be an open discussion on how to expand the Christian message in the Recovery Community.
As speakers, our task will be to introduce for discussion the subjects of First Century Christianity, the Christian techniques of the early Akron A.A. Christian fellowship, the basic biblical ideas from which A.A. fashioned its original program, and how a new, strong Christian Recovery Movement is now arising across the United States and other countries.
We train the trainers. In Arizona, we will build on the basic ideas A.A. took from the Bible and upon the unique and thorough Arch Builders Guide now being launched there. We maintain that progress in this kind of recovery will not take place until AAs expect speakers at their meetings to discuss spiritual subjects and their victories rather than recount war stories. Sponsors need to take the same approach. And newcomers need orientation meetings telling them what to look for and expect in A.A.
And now as much of the preview as time permits.