Chapters 7 through 11 are specifically written towards sponsoring. We don't need the label or title of Sponsor -- to be a sponsor. I like Mickey B.'s explanation of sponsor:
In my opinion, the majority of AA's weaknesses in the Fellowship today, is a result of weak sponsorship. And, strong sponsorship, refuses to be weakened by a weak Fellowship.
"From the one with no opinions"
AAWS and General Services, through the GSA, shot the Fellowship in the foot with it's pamphlet on "Sponsorship."
Unrecovered minds do not comprehend recovered ideas. Period.
Regardless if it's the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, or other literature... it isn't going to be understood until after an awakening has been created as a result of a sequence of experiences.
In regards to Sponsorship: we have too many that have never experienced being "Big Book" Sponsored -- that are sponsoring others. And, that's a recipe for continuing disaster. Kind of like a nut that grows into a nut-tree and produces more nuts?
Pun intended. I don't mean this as a harsh statement -- it's not an inflammed statement fueled by a flammed attitude -- just sayin' -- based upon observations.