The AA Service Manual combined with the Twelve Concepts is a combination of documents providing guidance for navigating the AA service structure as well as Bill’s essays on the Twelve Concepts. It is recommended reading for anyone involved in service. To download a PDF version please click the link below.
Our Twelfth Step—carrying the message—is the basic service that the A.A. Fellowship gives; this is our principal aim and the main reason for our existence. Therefore, A.A. is more than a set of principles; it is a society of alcoholics in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven’t been given the truth may die.
Hence, an A.A. service is anything whatever that helps us to reach a fellow sufferer—ranging all the way from the Twelfth Step itself to a ten-cent phone call and a cup of coffee, and to A.A.’s General Service Office for national and international action. The sum total of all these services is our Third Legacy of Service.
Services include meeting places, hospital cooperation, and intergroup offices; they mean pamphlets, books, and good publicity of almost every description. They call for committees, delegates, trustees, and conferences. And, not to be forgotten, they need voluntary money contributions from within the Fellowship.
These services, whether performed by individuals, groups, areas, or A.A. as a whole, are utterly vital to our existence and growth. Nor can we make A.A. more simple by abolishing such services. We would only be asking for complication and confusion.
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The SA Service Manual
The SA Service Manual defines the service structure of Sexaholics Anonymous, from the individual groups to the General Delegate Assembly and the Board of Trustees.
Table of Contents
- Twelve Traditions of AA and SA
- Introduction to General Service
- SA’s Service Structure Graphic
- Regional Assembly
- General Assembly Delegate
- General Delegate Assembly
- Board of Trustees
- International Committees
- International Conventions
- SA International Central Office
- The Twelve Concepts of AA and SA
- Inverted Pyramid of Service
- A Member’s Experience with the Twelve Concepts
- Glossary of Terms
- Robert’s Rules of Order Motions Chart
- Historical Document
- Approved literature AA and SA
- Twelve Steps of AA and SA
- Twelve Rewards