Service structure, not power structure

There’s a new podcast series for 2016 centered on “Service and My Recovery.” In addition to the Steps and Traditions, each podcast explores one of the Twelve Concepts of OA Service.

Podcasts are available at any time and at no charge, so follow this series to become more familiar with the Concepts and to learn the many ways service can boost your program and strengthen your recovery.

Principles of Tradition Nine – Structure, and Concept Nine – Ability

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“OA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.” – Tradition Nine

“Able, trusted servants, together with sound and appropriate methods of choosing them, are indispensable for effective functioning at all service levels.”– Concept Nine

The principle of Tradition Nine is Structure and Concept Nine is Ability. The workshop speakers share their individual stories of recovery and how structure and ability are important in their service work.

For additional study, review The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous and The Twelve Concepts of OA Service.

The 2016 podcasts are produced from recordings of monthly virtual workshops held on the second Sunday of every month, and OA members can also participate in the virtual workshops before new podcasts are released. See the Datebook Calendar on oa.org for the complete schedule of telephone workshops and dial-in instructions.

Previous podcasts in this series include –

Tradition One – United We Stand
Tradition Two – Who’s in Charge?
Tradition Three – All together now we are reaching out our hands
Tradition Four – There are no musts…but is it good for OA as a whole?
Tradition Five – Always to extend the heart and hand of OA
Tradition Six – Keeping Our Meetings Focused on the Primary Purpose
Tradition Seven – The many ways to contribute to OA
Tradition Eight –  Suit up, show up, be a part of and share the load


2015 Workshop Series

If you need help working the Twelve Steps, check out last year’s “Working All Twelve Steps” podcast series. Each podcast focuses on one of the Twelve Steps.

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