Mastermind Egroups Questions
What is Mastermind?
Mastermind is an 8 step
prayer process. For the 8 steps that we use, check out this text
file. A mastermind group is founded on trust. It is also
founded on the idea of believing something for someone else is more powerful
than believing it just by yourself. A mastermind group allows you
to pray with other people who are believing things for you that you may
not be able to believe for yourself.
Who created Mastermind?
Initially it was created by Jack Boland, former
minister of Church of Today.
He was into the 12 Steps at the time, and this was a prayer process that
Where can I find out
more about Mastermind?
of Today has information. Also check out our online pamplet--
it's a printable pamplet that has information more about in person groups,
but it explains the general concept.
Where can I find an in
Check the Association
Of Unity Churches for information about a church near you. Some
Unity churches do have Mastermind Groups. Or you can start your own
Mastermind Egroups Questions
How do you do a Mastermind
group over email?
It's quite simple-- and a bit different from
Masterminding in person. In person, you have one group leader who
leads the group through the prayer process. Over email, that part
is taken care of by an automated email of the 8 step prayer process that
we get sent out once a week, usually on Sunday. Then you pray over
the prayer process (the 8 steps) by yourself (yet feeling connected
to the group). After you do that, you respond to the requests of
others (people who are also on this email group, getting the main prayer,
will send out their requests). You lovingly affirm their request
by responding to it. After you do that, you send in your prayer request
for the Mastermind to the email group.
How do I get into a small
There is a new process.
It is totally outlined on the Subscriptions
How should I word my
responses to prayer requests?
The "greatest" response obviously-- is one
from your heart. But putting that into words can be tricky.
The best way is to say it back to them in a similar and more affirmative
and believing way.
My request this week is to be given a car.
I see you this week being given a car.
That's a very basic one, but the idea is not
to give advice or tell them what they want, the idea is to support them
in THEIR belief. Keep that in mind when writing prayer requests.
Going into details is good as well, if you have time.
What guidelines do you
have for these groups?
1. One prayer request a week if you are in
the large group. If you are in the small group and your group decides
to have more than one request per week that is fine. The only exception
to this is Emergency Prayer Requests.
2. No spam to the main group. It gets
enough email as it is.
3. Please limit talk back to off the list.
4. If you are on the list, and aren't participating
for more than 2 weeks, and have let no one know of your whereabouts- we
will email you and see if you are interested in staying. If you aren't,
please let us know. If we don't hear from you within a week, we will
take you off of our list. Because of the nature of this group, people
feel uncomfortable with "lurkers" on the group.
5. Have fun!
Can I volunteer on these
Yes! For each small group and the main
group we are looking for moderators and assistants. Please email
the List Owner for more information.
Who runs these egroups?
I'm Betsy LeBard Giraud (I'm on the Mastermind
Members Section) and I run Unitics On-line and a lot of other email groups,
bulletin boards and websites. I am always looking for feedback
on this group, and any information that you think can help me make good
decisions regarding it.
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I've recieved spiritual
food here- where can I send my tithe?
Thank you for your gifts! This is a
ministry of service and your blessings to this ministry come back to you
ten fold. Email for an
I have a question that
isn't covered here... what do I do?
Email the question
over, and maybe it will get listed here!