An “open” meeting is a wonderful opportunity for anyone to come and see not only what a P.A.R. meeting is like. In addition, these meetings provide a way for those who might be struggling with addiction to realize that they aren’t alone and that there is a solution.
There are those in the Recovery world who are born-again Christians and long for a place where there is genuine, practical addiction recovery in motion; yet at the same time they are interested in seeing what a Christ-centered program has to offer.
There are those within the Church community who struggle with addiction and long for a place where the healing love of Christ is; yet at the same time they are interested in seeing what help is available for honestly addressing the real struggles of their addiction issues.
The beauty of the open meetings, which are usually geared toward newcomers and visitors, is that regardless of the individual issue there is a common hope in the loving power of Jesus Christ.