Do you have a facility that can accommodate 50 – 100 people, accommodate overnight stays, and have a heart for advancing addiction recovery? We need you! Consider hosting a retreat at your facility and bring transformation to your community.
Came to Believe retreat leaders are responsible for building the teams that manage all aspects of running Came to Believe retreats. Leaders must display and espouse the core beliefs, values, and Christian principles that were held by the founders of AA, and the original 12 Step recovery method that promised permanent recovery. They must have a working knowledge of Annette Nelson and Clarence Snyder’s intent and purpose for starting the Florida retreat in 1967 and practice their methodology of taking individuals and groups through the Steps. Each leader must be able to clearly articulate the grassroots history of AA, its origin within the Oxford group, the use of the Bible as spiritual inspiration, and the ultimate expression of the God the founders understood.
The job role is that of servant leader. A servant leader coaches, educates, shares power and demonstrates trust in, and respect for, others abilities. The leader serves the people. Retreat leaders must possess the attributes of patience and tolerance and must be effective communicators and listeners.
CTB retreat leaders lead by example, inspire a shared vision, enable others to act, and encourage the heart.
*Many of the early retreats as well as several current retreats are led by married couples or two co-leading individuals. We recognize that this is a family disease and that inclusion of spouses and family members within the leadership team is appropriate and welcome.