The International Christian Recovery Coalition
The First 2012 North American Conference
May 18-19, 2012
His Place Church, Westminster, California
“Living First Century Christianity in Recovery Today
Rediscovering ‘Old-School’ A.A. in Conference-Approved Literature”
Tentative Conference Schedule
Session One: Friday, May 18, 2012
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Registration, Music, Displays, Networking 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Conference Start 7:00 to 7:10 PM
Prayer: Ken B.; Intro: Joe Furey; Overview: Ken B.
Focus One: 7:10 to 7:55 PM
Dick B., Executive Director of the International Christian Recovery Coalition and author of more than 40 titles on A.A. history, A.A.’s Christian predecessors, and applying early A.A. principles in modern Christian Recovery efforts—together with his son and coauthor, Ken B.–will present key passages from A.A. General Service Conference-approved literature and other authoritative resources showing that the original Akron A.A. “Christian fellowship”–from the summer of 1935 until at least April 10, 1939, when the Big Book was published—was amazingly successful in helping “seemingly-hopeless,” “medically-incurable” alcoholics recover primarily because the group, in many ways, was “living” the Book of Acts.
Break: Visit Display Tables & and Network 7:55 to 8:10 PM
Focus Two: 8:10 to 8:55 PM
Dick B. and Ken B., along with volunteer leaders, will elaborate on points made during Part One; and Dick B. and Ken B. will receive and respond to godly questions and suggestions from the audience through the use of an “Ask-It” basket. This is a real opportunity for leaders to share how they are implementing their Christian Recovery Movement programs right now!
Wrap-Up and Closing Prayer (Ken B.) 8:55 to 9:00 PM
Session Two: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Doors Open: 9:00 AM
Final Registration, Music, Displays, Networking 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Start 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Prayer: Rev. Ken B.
Introduction by Host Church: Pastor Joe Furey
Conference Overview: Ken B.
Purposes of the Conference: To enable participants: (1) to hear speakers on how to apply “old-school” A.A. principles and practices today; (2) to get acquainted with Conference-approved literature, “old-school” resources, and a training plan; (3) to partake in refreshments and lunch; (4) to share with a panel of speakers by presenting godly “Ask-It” basket questions and suggestions; and (5) to hear the comments of Christian leaders and workers who are “in the trenches” of Christian Recovery efforts today.
First Speaker: Henry Lozano, Community Director,
Teen Challenge, Southern California 10:00 to 10:50 AM
Break: View displays and networking 10:50 to 11:10 PM
Second Speaker – Russell Spatz, attorney,
Alive Again, Miami, Florida 11:10 to noon
Lunch: (Eat on premises), view displays, network Noon to 1:00 PM
Third Speakers: Dick B. & Ken B. 1:00 to 2:10 PM
International Christian Recovery Coalition plan for training
meetings, a Guide, and Videos presenting the application of
“old-school” A.A. and First Century Christianity principles and
practices in modern Christian Recovery efforts
Break: View displays and network 2:10 to 2:30 PM
Fourth Speaker: Gary Martin, Christian Recovery efforts
at Mariners Church, Irvine, California 2:30 to 3:05 PM
Roger McDiarmid, Christian Recovery
efforts in Southern California 3:05 to 3:40 PM
Break: View displays and network 3:40 to 4:00 PM
Panel Discussion: 4:00 to 5:15 PM
Dick B., Ken B., Russell Spatz,
Gary Martin, Roger McDiarmid
Audience questions and comments via “Ask-It” basket
Break: View displays and network: 5:15 to 5:30 PM
Final Speakers: Dick B. and Ken B. 5:30 to 6:00 PM
International Christian Recovery Coalition
Plans, Challenges, and Announcements
Closing Prayer by Rev. Ken B.
Conference Registration: $25.00 donation