April 8: Was Jesus in the Program? The Gospels and the 12 Steps

Monday, April 8, 2019, 9:30am
Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center, North Andover, MA

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This time together will explore the resonances between our 2,000-year-old religious tradition and the 83-year-old spiritual program pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous and other recovery fellowships. It’s designed for laity and clergy, individuals in recovery, and anyone seeking a deeper connection to God and other people. The day will include quiet time, small group sharing, large group discussion and brief reflections by Mike Clark.

Mike Clark is the Recovery Outreach Worker of the Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church. In semi-retirement after 40 years of full-time ministry, Mike spends all of his time now with those battling addictions and seeking a transformed life. In recent years he has utilized the Gospel of Thomas in spiritual direction with individuals, taught classes in several different settings, led retreats on Thomas for church folks and recovering addicts, and has come to view it as a “fifth Gospel,” an inviting and challenging text which complements the Four at the heart of our tradition.