Anybody Know What Presiding Overseer's are Being Told at Bethel School ?

by flipper 54 Replies latest jw friends

  • flipper

    I guess there is a special training school going on for presiding overseers according to my JW mom. My elder brother went back there for a week training session . He explained that they are doing this training first in the United States only for presiding overseers and if it works out well - they'll implement it across the world in other countries.

    Apparently he stated that the training they are getting is very detailed and to the point. And he stated they are " tightening up " any loose ends and dotting their I's and crossing their T's detail wise. Of course he was only allowed to reveal so much ( the WT secret society and gestapo ) restrict the P.O.'s fromsaying TOO much to the rank and file.

    So this has me wondering - What do you think the GB and society are telling these P.O.'s ? Are they perhaps being given MORE CONTROL LEGALLY in the congregations ? Inquiring minds want to know. Especially those of us with JW relatives still in- especially elder P.O. relatives . Does anybody have ANYTHING on these schools or INFO they would share with us all here ? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Peace out to all, Mr. Flipper

  • watson

    Wish we could get some video/recordings out of the classes. I doubt there is a work book like the Elder book.

  • EmptyInside

    Well, my presiding overseer went to the elder training school a few months back. I wish I would have paid more attention to his comments about it. The only thing I remember right now, is not quoting others in our comments at the meetings. For example, someone will comment,.... " I remember a few years back a circuit overseer, saying such and such.... " . Sorry, I couldn't be more helpful. I'll try to be more alert to any "elder" talk.

  • What-A-Coincidence

    they are comming out with some type of internet filter

  • watson

    An internet filter!? OH JOY! I cannot wait to hear about what a blessing it is from the Governing Body. I can't wait to say, "no, I don't have it."

  • Gayle

    They like to sound so vague and mysterious,,makes them feel like such big shots,, and their " tightening up " any loose ends and dotting their I's and crossing their T's detail wise is usually just a bunch of little empty unimportant stuff. Only any thing that could be important for them would be taking care of any legalese issues to save their money and buttocks. But they truly have nothing for the little regular folks.

  • What-A-Coincidence

    When Bethel Elder meetings were still around ... the same rehashed topics were touched on ...


    AND PORNOGRAPHY THROUGH OUT BETHEL (I almost got caught once) ... they don't call me wac for nuttin...oh wait, that didn't sound right.

  • flipper

    WATSON- I wish their would be a secret agent undercover elder who would tape the proceedings . That would be the ultimate cool thing.

    EMPTYINSIDE- It sounds like it would be for legal reasons or liability that they don't want publishers quoting what C.O's said or elders said in their comments. Very interesting. Perhaps you could find out more and let us know . Thanks.

    WAC- An internet filter ? Stands to reason. The GB and WT society are probably scared $hitless knowing their members are being re-programmed by the internet. The drinking or porno use at Bethel - I'm sure it was acceptable and you fit in with everybody else there ! LOL! So don't sweat it dude ! I'm sure after reading the weird stuff they write in the " witness only " WT - half of the writing committee is intoxicated when they write it !

    GAYLE- I'm sure like you say that a lot of this school is about the WT society tightening up their legal butts and saving their money. After all- they ARE all about control and money. Good points

  • Aussie Oz
    Aussie Oz

    I would LOVE them to bring out an internet filter!

    Having recently warned my kids to be careful of religions that do that very thing!


  • finallysomepride

    Whole new OS called Witness14

    their own browser with built in favorites

    any one want to add to it?

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