One of the major factors in the Christian origins of early A.A. was the Salvation Army. Its simple technique of sending a recovered and saved derelict into the slums of London was the start of passing it on. Next the saved member would offer salvation and the Bible to the derelict on the streets in the slums. When the new person became saved, he was asked to join "God's Army." And this simple pattern of one recovered drunk reaching out to another, converting the newcomer to God through Jesus Christ, and then calling for the new man to join the Salvation Army and help another to the same recovery and salvation by the same means.
The Dick B. 7th YouTube Program on A.A. History and the Christian Recovery Movement gives the viewer a brief summary of the important A.A.-Salvation Army link to the techniques of the early A.A. Christian Fellowship founded in Akron in June, 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith.
Here's the Program data:
The Dick B. Channel on YouTube.com:
Title of Video: Dick B. 07 AA History & Christian Recovery: The Salvation Army
URL address: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3efpKJFFqIU&feature=channel_video_title