UPDATE: Kingdom of God Bible Seminars
August 26, 2011
As the September date draws near for our Kingdom of God Bible Seminars launch, here is an update on a few items.
Firstly, we are very encouraged to have 1,400 guests registered to attend so far, divided amongst our 150+ seminar locations. Twenty-three thousand people have visited our seminar website at www.kogbibleseminars.org to get the information, but have not signed up. Perhaps they are hesitant to give us their personal information. However, we do expect many of them to simply “show up.” In fact, some seminar registrants are now attending Sabbath services with us, saying they didn’t want to wait until September 10!
Secondly, the September-October 2011 issue of The Good News will have a two-page spread advertising the seminars like it did last month. We expect this to drive the registration figures up again too. Earlier this week we sent a personal seminar invitation via e-Mail to 31,800 GN subscribers. This should also help increase our guest list. In addition, we continue to mention the seminars on our Beyond Today television program each week. We see registration numbers rise immediately during and after the programs air! Plus, many of our seminar presenters have sent personal letters to their local Good News subscribers.
All in all, I believe we can expect to have more than 1,500 guests at our September event, perhaps as many as 2,000. We’ll see soon!
Thirdly, our seminar planning software will generate an automatic e-mail message to all who have signed up to attend. This will go out two days before the scheduled event. The software will know whether the seminar in each location is being held on September 10, 17, 24 or other date, and will generate a reminder two days beforehand.
Everyone here at the home office is very excited about these United Church of God seminars. It has also generated a lot of energy in our local congregations. Thank you for your support in this important media and ministerial effort. May God bless us and use us as instruments to fulfill His will and proclaim the good news of His Kingdom.
Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services