Dr Bob Smith, AA co-founder
Dr. BOB and the Good Oldtimers
Chapter 5. The alcoholic in the Oxford Group.
In addition to the four absolutes, the Oxford Groupers had the “five C’s” and the “five procedures.”
The C’s were confidence, confession, conviction, conversion, and continuance, while the procedures were:
Give in to God; listen to God’s direction; check guidance; restitution; and sharing-for witness and for confession.
There were slogans as well: “Study men, not books”; “Win your argument, lose your man”; “Give news, not views.”
In addition, a member recalled how Groupers would go around smiling enthusiastically and asking each other, “Are you maximum?”
Undisputed leader (as well as founder) of the Oxford Group Movement, Frank Buchman was a Lutheran minister from Pennsylvania, who did not drink or smoke.