There was a time when – in early AA (see DickB.com if you don’t believe it) when AA started with repentance before God and what became the “12 Steps” were a life of repentance before God.
Ray Ramo’s story is one of getting clean and sober through a 12 step program as an adult after becoming a crack addict at 15. When he finally met Jesus Christ, he found himself caught in the middle between the 12 step programs and the church. One denied the need of the other.
This is a call to train people struggling with an addictive past how to minister within the context of 12 step groups. (Of course “Celebrate Recovery” is a “Christian 12 Step Group”.
It’s worth reading but alot of problems could be solved if people knew about DickB.com.
Also CityTeam is working overtime to connect their “Big Book” study curriculum to the same “Disciple Making Movement” principles described in “Miraculous Movements” so that limited term “recovery ministries” create LONG TERM DISCIPLES… Amazing!
12 Step Programs are still valid ministries and open doors to a hungry mission field where God has been pleased to redeem people time and again… will we enter it?
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