Q 12 STEP MEETING STRUCTURE
1 – CHAIRING THE MEETING: Chair introduces her/himself and welcomes everyone to the meeting.
2 – MOMENT OF SILENCE: Led by the Chair. “Let’s start the meeting with a moment of silence to remember why we’re here, and also anyone out there that we feel would benefit from a space like this”
3 – Q PREAMBLE
5 – HOW IT WORKS
6 – TODAY WE’RE DOING STEP:_____________________ and _____________ will be leading our discussion today of this Step. But before we start that, if there are newcomers do #7 below.
7 – ARE THERE ANY NEWCOMERS?
IF SO, WELCOME THEM BY 3 EXISTING Q MEMBERS INTRODUCING THEMSELVES, AND SHARING WHY THEY ARE HERE. (This can be why they are here today, or why they come to Q in general). OFFER THE NEWCOMER THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE AT THE END IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO.
But before we get started, we have a tradition at Q that if there are any newcomers we take a moment to welcome them, and a few of us will introduce ourselves sharing about why we come to Q, either why we’ve come today, or why we come to Q in general. At the end, (newcomer) we’ll offer you an opportunity to share what’s brought you here, or you can feel free to pass if you’d like.
So welcome (newcomer), and (Q member) would you like to share first?
8 – ______________ leads discussion on the Step. This person will have been asked in advance & will prep to share on the Step including small sections of reading from at least 2 of the following, one being from AA, one from the Way: Breathing Under Water, Big Book, Bible, 12×12, and possibly a small clip from Joe & Charlie. Total time: 15 minutes
9 – DISCUSSION: People are free to share on what they’ve just heard, or wherever they are at. Chair will ask each person to share, and will thank the person sharing, and then ask the next person.
10 – GENEROSITY BOX: We will pass around the generosity box, and as a reminder we are self supporting through our own contributions. While that is passed, _______ will read the 12 Step Promises.
11 – 12 Step Promises
12 – ARE THERE ANY Q RELATED ANNOUNCEMENTS?
13 – COMMUNION:
SEE COMMUNION DOCUMENT. HAVE THE PERSON DOING COMMUNION READ THIS AND THEN OFFER THE ELEMENTS TO EACH PERSON INDIVIDUALLY.
14 – LORD’S PRAYER: All.