Pastors and Christian Recovery Leaders

Our Common Past

Millions have recovered from addiction through the 12 step recovery movement established by Alcoholics Anonymous in the late 1930’s. The primary text of that fellowship, titled Alcoholics Anonymous (known as the Big Book), has deep roots in the New and Old testament, or The Good Book.

Our Common Commandment

The ArchBuilders pamphlet and Recovery Yoke appendix unites main aspects of the Big Book with corresponding sources and applicable scripture from the Good Book. Arch Builders seeks to synergize the way churches successfully embrace the first half of the greatest commandment (Mathew 22:37: ” ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’) which is worship, with the way the recovery movement dives into the trenches with addicts regarding the second half of Christ’s greatest commandment (Mathew 22:39) ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’) which is helping others to achieve sobriety.

The Big Book says on p 161, “We are united under one God with hearts and Minds attuned to the welfare of others” and  The Good Book likewise recounts the prayer for all believers to have unity in Christ and God the Father in  John 17: 20-25

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. 25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

It is the prayer and goal of  ArchBuilders to facilitate the unity of Christ with the recovery foundation of the 12 steps as begun in 1939 with Alcoholics Anonymous.