To establish affiliation with the AV Headquarters, individual Alcoholics Victorious groups must obtain an application for an annually renewable charter. Each group must designate a contact person who is responsible for communication with AV Headquarters. This individual must be a Christian with at least one year of sobriety, subscribe to our Doctrinal Statement and be in good standing both in his/her local church and in the community. Local groups are free to call their own meeting whatever they wish.
Local groups are encouraged to be sponsored by a church, rescue mission or other Christian organization. AV Headquarters does not seek to exercise control over affiliated groups, but rather encourages them to function independently within their own communities. The role of Alcoholics Victorious is one of providing services and as a central contact uniting the network of affiliated groups.
Each local group may vary its meetings
in activity and format. Meetings should be kept simple, usually no more than ninety
minutes in length, with a time of fellowship and refreshments to follow. While meetings
may open with a brief teaching, AV is intended to function as a support group and not as a
Bible Study. See "Introduction to
Support Groups for Christians" for guidelines.
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