Many thanks to the hard-working organizers of CROSSFlorida. We were delighted to be invited as presenters of the real A.A. history that demonstrates the Christian roots of the growing Christiam Recovery Movement, plants them firmly in the Bible and Vermont and the Christian upbringing of Bob and Bill, and explains in simple terms how the original Akron A.A. Christian Fellowship founded in 1935 succeeded and can restore God's role in recovery today.
Our workshops will be featuring our two most recently published books (in print on demand and electric book form). The first is "Stick with the Winners!: How to Conduct More Effective 12-Step Recovery Meetings Using Conference-approved Literature: A Dick B. Guide for Christian Leaders and Workers in the Recovery Arena." The second is "Personal Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous: God's Role in Recovery Confirmed.!
There has been enormous growth in the Christian Recovery Movoement since International Christian Recovery Coalition was organized in July 2009. In just a short time, there was soon a listing of Christ ian Recovery leaders and workers in all 50 states and in several other countries.
Study groups (of the Bible and the Big Book and Steps) grew in states like Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Deleaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Alaska, Hawaii, and elsewhere.
In our CROSSFlorida.org workshops, we plan to acquaint Christians and alcoholics and addicts in recovery with what God has done for them in recovery, what He still can do, and how they can find support for their efforts in fellowships today. Also, how they can organize them. Also how to focus on beginner orientation and meetings. Also, providing new opportunities for those who want God's help to find the programs, churches, fellowships, groups, meetings, leaders, and conferences which can enrich their entire recovery efforts and recovered lives.
We will welcome newcomers, leaders, workers. We will welcome questions, suggestions, and reports. We can arrange special meetings during the period of our stay. And we believe those who come will sally forth with a new zeal to put to use the simple program, extraordinary success, and Bible-oriented early A.A. Fellowship.