Legacy of Service

When Anyone, Anywhere…

When Anyone, Anywhere…

One of my sponsees called earlier today for a check in and in our conversation, he was sharing about some of the things he had been doing to get out of himself and into helping others, and shared how he was helpful to someone who was not an alcoholic.  He followed that up by quoting …

12 Concepts: A New Approach

12 Concepts: A New Approach

My home group’s conscience has decided that once a year, we will host a half-day workshop on both the 12 Traditions and the 12 Concepts for World Service so our members have an opportunity to take a deep dive into them.  This past weekend, we hosted our annual 12 Concepts for World Service workshop and …

The Business of A.A.

The Business of A.A.

[DISCLAIMER: This post was written and is being shared by a member of A.A. for informational purposes only and is in no way connected to Alcoholics Anonymous or the general service structure found therein.] Have you ever wondered how business decisions are made for the whole of A.A. (in the U.S. and Canada)? Each year, …

Service Sponsorship – An Alternative Viewpoint

Service Sponsorship – An Alternative Viewpoint

DISCLAIMER:  Information in this post is being shared solely for educational purposes and to encourage readers to begin thinking for themselves about this topic. Several years ago, the General Service Conference approved revisions to the A.A. pamphlet, "Questions and Answers on Sponsorship" to add a new section on service sponsorship (page 25 of the pamphlet). ...

Service… Service… Service…

Service… Service… Service…

“Even if you get what you want, you’re gonna see the limitations of it – until you lead a life of significance.” – Viola Davis If you look up the definition of the word “service” in the dictionary, one definition you’ll find is, “an act of helpful activity.”  What appears to be implicit in that …

What Is The General Service Conference?

What Is The General Service Conference?

In a bit of a followup to my post on 02/21/22 about “Leadership in A.A.,” I wanted to share a little about A.A.’s General Service Conference to help members better understand what it is and why it’s important we have it. Before we get into it, let’s see what the A.A. Service Manual says about the …