1) how much is this going to cost each member of the group each week. Of is it free or by free-will contribution (with or without suggested amount)
There will be no fees or donations asked for or accepted. (Your turn will come around for bringing coffee and snacky-treats however)
2) is this going to be in his home or at his place of business (church?)?
The first meeting will take place at my home. We will leave it up to the group as to whether or not they wish to rotate the meeting place or not. I have a very suitable room for such meetings and would and could host each and every meeting. No problem.
3) how will spirituality vs religion be handled?
Do most people even know the difference?
As stated above, each member's personal beliefs about God and the Bible will be respected and protected. The essence of the meetings themselves will, I am sure, have some posative effect on all of our spirituality. A member should be permitted to share what has helped them spiritually, (since many are completely lost spiritually after leaving such a high control group of beliefs and teachings) which will include Scriptural distinctions and applications, which is really an individual stating their perspective and the meaning they have chosen to give it. There will be no evangelizing, however, and neither will any minister be present to indoctrinate.
4) does he have a recovery agenda (outline), and what is it?
We are still putting such an outline together, making progress, the details of which will be published here for all to check out and critique. I will be inviting therapists to attend and observe. This is another stepping stone to bridge the gap between what traditional therapists know and do and what x-JW's need specifically in their recovery. Suggestions for an outline or format is the reason I started this thread, btw.