I’m excited to let you know about some public events we are planning for the next 12 months. Please see the details below.
Weekend Seminar with Jesus & Mary
Dates: October 20 & 21 (tentative)
Location: Sunshine Coast (TBA)
Bookings not required
It has been a while since we held a weekend seminar. As a result there are now many people interested in Divine Truth who have not had the chance to attend a live presentation. So I’m excited to give these people the chance to attend an event for a day or two (a week-long Assistance Group is quite an investment of time for some).
More details about this event and confirmation of dates and venue will appear on the ‘What’s New’ and ‘Future Events’ pages of our website and on the events page of this blog during July.
“Understanding Sin & Its Causes” Assistance Groups
We are pleased to announce that our planning for the fourth group in our “Education in Love” Assistance Group series underway and will be completed in July.
This group, “Understanding Sin & Its Causes”, and will be held two times, that is Groups 4.1 & 4.2.
Group 4.1 – February 22 – March 2, 2019
Group 4.2 – March 8 – 16, 2019
Location: Noosaville, Queensland, Australia
Additional information about “Understanding Sin & Its Causes” Assistance Group
Because of the high demand for these groups we are making some logistical adjustments regarding our venue and accommodation to allow for larger numbers. Jesus and I want to offer everyone who has the desire the opportunity to attend.
From today we are releasing tickets to all of those on the waiting list for both groups and offering additional tickets. If you would like to attend this group we would love to see you. You can register via the Eventbrite links listed above.
If you do register and receive a ticket please don’t make your travel and accommodation arrangements until I confirm our final venue and accommodation. This notification will be given directly to ticket holders via email sometime over the next month.
Unlike our other public events, such as the weekend seminar advertised above, we do have certain pre requisites for attendance at the “Education in Love” Assistance Group series. These pre requisites are as follows:
1. Intention to attend and participate in all presentations in the “Understanding Sin & Its Causes” Group
We ask that you only register and attend the Assistance Groups if you are willing to commit to full attendance of all presentations within the group. The full programme runs for 8 days and unless you live on the Sunshine Coast it is necessary to arrange your own travel, food and accommodation for this period and commit to attending presentations on 6 days.
Attending the group in full ensures that all participants can engage meaningfully with the material presented and gain the most from the programme.
2. View all earlier material in the “Education in Love” Assistance Group series
We ask all participants to have either attended or listened to the prior 3 groups in the series – in full. That is, to have attended or listened to:
Group 1 – “Developing My Will to Love”
Group 2 – “Developing My Loving Self”
Group 3 – “Understanding God’s Loving Laws”
Each of these groups was presented twice, e.g. Group 1.1 & 1.2 etc. I recommend watching both instances for each group as each presentation was different and engaging. I re watch this material myself. However we do understand that this is a large time commitment (196 hours) and so only ask that you have viewed at least one version of Groups 1-3.
The material in Group 3 – “Understanding God’s Loving Laws” is particularly important to your understanding of “Understanding Sin & Its Causes”.
I have placed links to the Group 3 playlists below:
Why we have Pre requisites
Your complete attendance and prior viewing of the material in the Education in Love Assistance Group series will help you to gain the most from the “Understanding Sin & Its Causes” presentations.
It is also a sign of love towards the time and effort we have placed into the preparation, delivery and production of the material. Jesus and I spend a great deal of time feeling, thinking and planning the best way to present the material in each group. We want presentations to be relevant to your stage of spiritual development, practical and meaningful. When people don’t show up when they said they would, when they attend half halfheartedly, or they haven’t previously watched the earlier material, they display a lack of care for our efforts.
In addition, your familiarity with the material that has already been presented means that we don’t need to spend time explaining concepts that have been already taught in the earlier groups. We can use our time with you to engage new material and lessons and you don’t waste presenters or other participants time.
Costs & Donations
As with all our events, this Assistance Group is offered free of charge.
However for all the groups in the “Education in Love” series we inform every one of our running expenses. Given that the group is long, and we must pay for travel, accommodation and venue hire for an extended period, capture and store a lot of digital data, replace and maintain our technical equipment, and accommodate and feed ourselves and our technical production team during that time, we do have fairly substantial running costs for each group. The total running costs for groups 4.1 & 4.2 is $62, 000 AUD.
If you wish to donate to help cover these expenses, I will publicize the definite average cost we incur per person attending once I have final costing from our venue and accommodation. At this stage the average looks to be around $260-$300 AUD per person in attendance. This is without your personal costs for travel, food and accommodation. Your venue accommodation will vary from $80 to $187 AUD pp per night.
Donations towards our expenses can be made after I confirm the final figures via the donate page on our website by clicking on the Australian Assistance Group button. Please don’t donate yet. I’ll make another announcement when it is time.
Attending “Understanding Sin & Its Causes” in Conjunction with the Volunteer Selection Project
There will be another instance of the God’s Way & Divine Truth Volunteer Selection Project commencing a fortnight after Group 4.2.
For this reason, if you live overseas or interstate and you would like to take part in both the “Understanding Sin & Its Causes” Assistance Group and the Volunteer Selection Project, we recommend you register a place in the Assistance Group 4.2. This will lessen the time you need to allow for travel and accommodation in Queensland.
You can register to participate in the Volunteer Selection on the God’s Way Eventbrite page.
Please note: Registration of your interest in the Volunteer Selection does not automatically confirm your participation. And if accepted you will need to make further personal arrangements for accommodation and travel during the Selection Project in Wilkesdale, Queensland, Australia. You will also need to fulfill additional pre requisites specifically for the Volunteer Selection Project. If you register your interest to participate in the Volunteer Selection you will receive additional information and updates on your attendance via God’s Way Eventbrite communication.
Those Who have been Previously Removed from Assistance Groups
We would like to offer the opportunity to all of those who were previously removed from Assistance Groups in this series to attend the “Understanding Sin & Its Causes” group.
As in the earlier groups we will ask any participant who displays and engages the following attitudes and behaviours to leave the group:
- a consistently resistive attitude
- willful lack of self-awareness and desire to stay in denial
- strong want to remain in co dependence with spirits
- attack of presenters, technical team, venue staff or other participants
We do this out of our love and care for each person involved. It is a demonstration of our desire and willingness to live in harmony with the Principles we are teaching at each group.
Cancellation & Non Attendance
As these events require a lot of logistical planning, preparation and time and there are limited spaces available we have a firm policy on late cancellation and non-attendance. That is, if people register and fail to attend, or cancel within one month of the group (without good reason), then that person will no longer be able to attend future events of the same nature (that is, groups with limited spaces requiring registration).
This is fair and loving as it ensures that those with a sincere intent and ethical approach are given the opportunity to attend. If people register and do not attend this limits other people from attending in their place.
That’s all from me for now. Thanks to everyone for your interest in the material and presentations.
Hope to see you at a live event sometime over the next year!