The Fellowship of the Spirit Conference is dedicated to carrying the message of Alcoholics Anonymous, as set forth in the book Alcoholics Anonymous, to both alcoholics and to those who are either members of alcoholic families or those who are in emotional relationships with alcoholics.

We meet to encourage each other to continue to work the program of recovery found in the Big Book and to offer concrete examples of success in our lives so that others will be inspired to incorporate this program of recovery into their own lives and to carry the message of recovery into their own communities.

Our mission is to foster the following spiritual principles:

  • To live free of alcohol and grow in understanding and effectiveness, an alcoholic must abandon himself or herself to a power greater than themselves. That power can be sought effectively through the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Positive results have been established by thousands of alcoholics using this program over the more than half a century of our fellowship's existence.
  • To continue to grow: alcoholics must enlarge their spiritual lives through repeated use of the spiritual principles contained in the 12 Steps of Alcoholic Anonymous. 
  • Our very lives as ex-problem drinkers depend on carrying the message of Alcoholics Anonymous as set forth in the book Alcoholics Anonymous to those who still suffer from the disease of alcoholism.

We recognize that, in a very real way, we belong to a spiritual fellowship, a family, born of our individual work in the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. This fellowship of the Spirit is celebrated in April each year – and practiced throughout each day of the year in between. We look forward to continuing growth, individually and as a family, and we welcome new members to Southern Louisiana. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny. May God bless you and keep you – until then.
(From the book Alcoholics Anonymous, page 164)