Thursday, May 31, 2012

The International Christian Recovery Coalition was organized just about three years ago after a Christian Recovery Leaders Nationwide Conference at Mariners Church Community Center in Irvine, California.

It has grown in participants, leaders, speakers, fellowships, churches, treatment work, media dissemination, articles, blogs, resource centers, a site, a 27 video class presentation on "Stick with the Winners," a Guidebook called "Stick with the Winners" that tells how to conduct recovery meetings using Conference-approved literature, the editions of The Dick B. Christian Recovery Guide, and a number of other projects including a large number of conferences, seminars, and personal meetings with Christian recovery leaders, workers, newcomers, and the public..

It costs nothing to be listed as a participant.

The mission is very simple: (1) The International Christian Recovery Coalition is an informal fellowship worldwide. (2) Its participants help disseminate facts about the role that God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible played in the origins, history, founding, original Christian Fellowship program of Akron A.A., June of 1935. (3) Suggesting as well the role they can and will play today for those who want God's help in overcoming alcoholism, addiction, and life-controlling problems; and are willing to go to any lengths to do so. (4) Applying the principles and practices--which actually were the principles and practices of the Apostles in First Century Christianity as recorded in the Book of Acts--in recovery programs, fellowships, groups, meetings, treatment, counseling, and outreach today. Just as was done in "old school" early A.A. and its Akron Christian Fellowship.

Our suggestions to those who may want to become participants and help implement the mission:

Check out the International Christian Recovery Coalition website by going to and looking at Look at the participants, mission, and projects.

If you approve, simply send a listing of yourself or your organization to -listing something like the following:

"John Smith, Recovered believer, Serenity Group Fellowship, 4444 Hiawatha Street, Keeokuk, KS 99999, phone:   , email:    . URL.....  if any."

"Walla Walla Christian Treatment Center, [address, city, state, zip, phone, email, URL"

You will then be listed on the website as a participant in the Coalition.

There is no cost involved.

You are welcome whether as an enthusiast, endorser, benefactor, named participant, or anonymous "member."

And you can belong, serve, and contribute in your own area of interest--newcomer, oldtimer, 12-Stepper, speaker, secretary, clergyman, recovery pastor, recovery group leader, Christian recovery fellowship leader or worker, treatment program director, Christian counseling, rehab or detox work, Christian intervention, chaplaincy, medicine, psychiatry, psychology, therapy, teaching, social work, prisons, homeless, at-risk people, young  people, hospital, Christian residential treatment, sober living, transitional housing, academic institution, bridge group, non-profit agency, government agency, research, history, archives, 12-Step service or employment, pharmaceuticals, etc.

To ask questions, receive further information, offer help, or become listed, feel free to contact Dick B. at, 808 874 4876, or Ken B. at 808 276 4945, or write Dick B. at
PO Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753-0837.

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