Starting an Old School AA Class – Suggested resources

1. Stick with the Winners! How to Conduct More Effective 12-Step Recovery Meetings Using Conference-Approved Literature. The first part of chapter one (including the footnotes), and especially chapter seven cover meeting formats. See especially the free articles available online and the books listed on page 81–such as By the Power of God: A Guide to Early A.A. Groups & Forming Similar Groups Today (especially Chapter 12: “Guides for Groups Direct from A.A.’s Pioneers”)

2. The “Stick with the Winners!” video class. See especially these videos:
18 Organizing and Conducting a “Conference-Approved Literature” Group
19 Resources for Your Group and Its Meetings
20 Topics for Your Group and Its Meetings
21 A Sample Meeting Format
22 Using the Sample Meeting Format with Other Topics
23 Putting It All Together: Some Suggested Basic Approaches

3. The Dick B. Christian Recovery Guide, 3rd ed. See especially these chapters:
Chapter 8: The Highly-Successful, Original Akron A.A. Program, as Summarized by Frank Amos and Quoted in DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers.
Chapter 9: 14 Specific Practices Associated with the Original Akron A.A. “Christian Fellowship” Program Bill W. and Dr. Bob Developed
Chapter 13: Helping the Newcomer with a Full Set of Spiritual Tools
Chapter 14: Some Suggested Tools with Which to Arm the Nestling about to Be Flung out of the Nest
Chapter 15: Helping a Christian to Begin Recovery Today


About mauihistorian

Uses pen name Dick B.: Writer, Historian, Retired attorney, Bible student, CDAAC, and active and recovered A.A. member with over 25 years of continuous sobriety. Published 42 titles and over 650 articles on the history of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Christian Recovery Movement.
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