From the February 2013 magazine.

February 2013: Feed Them and They Will Come

A group’s hunger to help their meeting grow gives them food for thought

TRADITION TWO: For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.

I n my first year of being a GSR, my home group called a group conscience. The church we met in had recently made our meeting go non-smoking, which at that time cut our attendance by about a third. Then some good old-fashioned disagreements between members caused a split (all healthy of course), and suddenly we were down to six core members. The topic of our group conscience was whether or not we could keep our doors open. My sponsor said that the doors were open when he got here, and that as long as we simply stayed “in the books,” we would survive. We unanimously agreed.

-- Harold C.

Nicoma Park, Oklahoma

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