Spirituality, Sponsorship and Service go Hand in Hand

The 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 Twelve– Spirituality, and Concept Twelve – Respect

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“Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all these traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities. – Tradition Twelve

“The spiritual foundation for OA service ensures that: (a) no OA committee or service body shall ever become the seat of perilous wealth or power; (b) sufficient operation funds, plus an ample reserve, shall be OA’s prudent financial principle; (c) no service action shall ever be personally punitive or an incitement to public controversy; and (f) no OA service committee or service board shall ever perform any acts of government, and each shall always remain democratic in thought and action..”– Concept Twelve

The principle of Tradition Twelve is Spirituality. Concept Twelve has six principles associated with it; Selflessness, Realism, Representation, Dialogue, Compassion and Respect. The focus of this workshop is on Respect. The workshop speakers share their individual stories of recovery and how spirituality and respect 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
Tradition Nine – Service structure, not power structure

Tradition Ten – Neutrality and Clarity
Tradition Eleven – Anonymity Inside and Out


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.