New round of elders and MS schools going on, anyone have a inside scoop on any of the info being shared there?
Confidential items are of most interest of course, just curious what they're talking about there in general and what are the newest things everyone is being warned about, etc.
Elders are being taught how to read, is a major thing apparently.
Also how to recommend others for elders.
Compared to the level of training ministers in other religions get it's pretty pathetic. But local elders seem to think it's wonderful: "Jehovah's people are the best taught in the world". A demonstration of the Dunning-Kruger effect perhaps?
Not much or anything on how to care for those in need in the congregation, never mind the wider community.
When I met a Jehovah witness at the door that seems to be an elder , I always ask him two questions.
Which new testament book is the basic blueprint for modern day Christian theology. ( romans)
Which new testament gossip is not considered a synopic gossip ( john).
It's just blows them away. but but but did you know god has a name and he wants you to use it blah blah blah.
Luckily Stephen (Smoking-Hot) Lett is right up there with a young Bob Redford.
@steel:"Which new testament gossip..."
The gossip that Jesus begot a child with Maria Magdalene.
WT used to actually teach this.
Porn is bad and don’t masturbate. Watching porn and masturbating simultaneously can turn a straight man into a raging homosexual after one money shot.
Seriously though, I have heard from someone that pornography gets a mention.... again.
Parts of this years Elders school were pretty interesting actually. Teaching, reading (not as dull as it sounds), and being more reasonable and balanced as elders. Then spent hours doing para by para reviews of letters on Child Abuse etc. I just wish they would make mandatory reporting the standard, but no..... somebody on here posted a link to all the Talk Outlines if you’re that interested....
I believe you're refering to the KMS (Kingdom Ministry School) - the one-day school for Elders (on Saturdays) and Ministerial Servants (on Sundays).
The full outlines, with videos - all in English are here: