What is a GSR?
The GSR is an active member of an NA group and its representative at local service meetings. Groups and their members rely on their GSRs to stay connected with other groups in an NA community and to the rest of NA. The Second Concept states that NA groups have “final responsibility and authority” for the service bodies they create. The GSR makes it possible for this principle to be a reality.
Why be a GSR?
A Vision for NA Service reminds us that our commitments should offer “spiritual growth and fulfillment.” A GSR commitment is where many of us first begin to learn how NA services are structured outside of our groups. We come to understand how spiritual principles guide our service work and support our primary purpose. We may learn skills and discover abilities during the course of our service, and we learn to use those abilities in other areas of our lives. This is part of the reason why some of us talk about the privilege of being of service. Being a GSR is one way to express the gratitude we have for NA and the life that it has given us.