Alcoholics Victorious

Rolla Alcoholics Victorious meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Roberts Family Life Center (park on the south side of the building and enter near the kitchen).

AV was founded in 1948 and has become a worldwide organization.  It is a recovery ministry to help people with alcohol, drugs, or other sinful addictions.

In recovery a person must choose a higher power because their personal attempts have repeatedly failed; most recovery programs encourage non-Christian alternatives.  We at AV promote Jesus Christ and the Bible as the true higher power.

AV leadership is comprised of men and women who have had problems or addictions to alcohol or drugs.  They have accepted Jesus Christ as their true Lord and Savior, having maintained at least one year drug- and alcohol-free by following the teachings of the Bible.

Rolla AV is a registered, licensed, nonprofit chapter that maintains strict anonymity.  All are welcome.  We teach the twelve steps of AA along with Jesus Christ and the Bible.  Rolla AV is a life and death ministry.  Alcohol and drug addictions are at epidemic proportions; the jails and prisons are full.  If Jesus came back today, He would not go to the bars, drug dealers, or lost to ask Why?  He would go to His children, His church, His bride and ask "Why?"  We ask you to support, promote, and pray for the Rolla AV.

-Steve Merz, Rolla AV Chairman

For more information about Rolla AV, or about Celebrate Recovery, our Sunday morning meetings, please contact:

  • Steve Merz 202-9098
  • Ed Baker 308-1547
  • Len Miles 466-3869

Donations to benefit Rolla AV can be sent to First Assembly of God - Rolla.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-based recovery program which meets on Sunday mornings at 9:15.  We consider the twelve steps of the recovery process through the Bible.

  1. We admit that we are powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors.  That our lives have become unmanageable.  (Romans 7:18 I know hat nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.)
  2. We believe that a power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity. (Philippians 2:13 For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.)
  3. We have made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God. (Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices,holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.)
  4. We have made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.  (Lamentations 3:40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.)
  5. We have admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs. (James 5:16a Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.)
  6. We are entirely ready for God to remove all these defects of character. (James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.)
  7. We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. (1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.)
  8. We have made a list of all persons we have harmed and are willing to make amends to them all. (Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.)
  9. We made, or will make, direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.  (Matthew 5:23-24 Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar.  First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.)
  10. We continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. (So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!1 Corinthians 10:12)
  11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us, and power to carry that out. (Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. Colossians 3:16)
  12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and practice these principles in all our affairs. (Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore them gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.)