Thursday, March 31, 2011

International Christian Recovery Coalition Mission

This is the first of our blog posts. International Christian Recovery Coalition is an informal, worldwide, no cost fellowship of participating Christian recovery leaders and workers. Its basic mission is to disseminate the role of God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible played and can play in the recovery movement. We have a website: The Coalition likes to say it is A.A. friendly, Bible friendly, History friendly, and exists to serve Yahweh, Creator of the heavens and the earth; His Son Jesus Christ; and the purpose of the Bible. Our main office is in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii. Our Southern California office is in Huntington Beach, California. Our mail address is PO Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753-0837 Phone: 808 874 4876 email: Our major projects our these: 1. To encourage Christian leaders and workers all over the world to list themselves as participants in our mission. 2. Participants, area outreach people, and leaders are listed on our website. 3. Our major project for the first quarter of 2011 was the distribution free of about 350 cases of Dick B. A.A. history titles - with a charge of only $30. per case to fund s & h costs. It was and is the plan to have recipients distribute the books free to those needing and wanting God's help in overcoming alcoholism, drug addiction, and other life-controlling problems. The project has just been completed; and the free cases have all been shipped to those requesting them. 4. Our ongoing project is to encourage the establishment of Christian Recovery Resource Centers where those afflicted and affected can find out who to talk to, where to go, what options are available, and how to find Christian recovery resources throughout the world. Individual Centers may have their own Christian counseling, Christian fellowship, Christian treatment, Christian intervention, Christian after-care, Christian sober living, and even Christian detox capability. If they don't have a particular resource, they can and will refer the inquirer to a source which can help if that source is known and in the area needed. We now have 20 of these centers established in the U.S., UK, and Canada. They are listed on the International Christian Recovery Coalition website. 5. We have a speaker's bureau, and speakers are listed on 6. If funded by the area, we are pleased to speak on radio, TV, in churches, in treatment programs, in Christian recovery fellowships, at A.A. and N.A. meetings, at seminars, at conferences, and at personal meetings to inform and train leaders. 7. There is a pilot program on Maui in partnership with the County of Maui Salvation Army where the ideas and resources are being tested, presented, and evaluated. 8. We have many resources to assist participants: (a) "Introductory Foundations for Christian Recovery" a 4 DVD class with instructor and student guides. (b) The Dick B. Christian Recovery Guide. (c) The Dick B. Handbook for Christian Recovery Resource Centers. (d) A substantially discounted set of 29 volumes of the Dick B. Christian Recovery titles. (e) Individual titles on the history of Alcoholics Anonymous and Christian Recovery. Richard G. Burns, J.D., CDAAC is Executive Director of International Christian Recovery Coalition. He lives on Maui and travels widely. He is materially assisted by his older son, Reverend Ken Burns, M.A.. Richard writes under the pen name of Dick B. and has authored 42 titles on A.A. history and over 500 articles on the history and Bible roots of A.A.