Eric Mayle is a pastor, advocate, and the Executive Director of Centenary Community Ministries, Inc. in Macon, GA, which seeks to develop sustainable communities through the revitalization of people and place. Much of Eric’s work at CCMI focuses on homelessness and addiction. He directs a residential recovery program for homeless men in recovery from drugs and alcohol. He is also a member of the Advisory Council for DePaul U.S.A.’s Daybreak Center, a day shelter and resource center for homeless women and men in Macon. Eric is passionate about creating spaces in the church that listen to and learn from the experiences of people in addiction and homelessness.
The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs: (Re)learning the Practice of Confession and Reconciliation from Alcoholics Anonymous
While much of the contemporary church struggles to offer people a spirituality for the real world, Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 step program provides its members a spirituality rooted in the concrete experiences and struggles of real, everday life. The 12 steps have much to (re)teach Christians about practicing their faith. In this session, we will explore how the 12 steps can help Christians reclaim the practice of confession in ways that are healthy and spiritually restorative for all involved. Eric blogs at maconroom.com.