Class Materials for BTP 1 Class

TextS for class: Alternatives by William Fischer and New Thought Christian by William Warch

Available in paperback and Kindle version.

Email address for class: BTP1@UpChurch.org

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Class Twelve – Prosperity is Mine! – April 5, 2022

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Thank you for an amazing class!! Summer classes begin in June!

Read Chapter 12: How to Become Prosperous in New Thought Christian

Class Eleven – Is This The End? – March 29, 2022

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Soul Work – Class 11

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Read Life after Death in Alternatives by William Fischer and Chapter 11: Who Believes in Reincarnation in New Thought Christian

Class Ten – Stairway to Heaven – March 22, 2022

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Soul Work – Class 10

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Read Heaven and Baptism in Alternatives by William Fischer and Chapter 6: Where do you find balance? in New Thought Christian

Class Nine – Why do bad things happen? – March 15, 2022

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Basic Truth Principle #1

Everything that exists, or ever will exist is pressed out of the body of God (God-Substance) in different forms of manifestation.  Since the nature of God is absolute good, and everything is God-Substance, there can be no evil in reality.   Psalm 139: 7-8

Soul Work – Class 9

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Read Hell, Sin, Satan in Alternatives by William Fischer and Chapter 8: Who Believes in Evil? in New Thought Christian

PONDER:

What do you believe about evil? Where does it come from?

Class Eight – Sacred Service – March 8, 2022

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Basic Truth Principle #4

PRACTICING THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Practice the presence of God through prayer, meditation, sitting in the Silence, spiritual study and worship.

Soul Work – Class 8

Activity

You can download and fill out the activity sheet in the form above or write the responses in your journal. Your responses DO NOT have to be handed in to the facilitator unless you want feedback. Here are the questions:

Workshop 8 – Sacred Service

What does worship mean to you?

Have you participated in a communion?  If so, when?  Why?  What did the experience mean to you?  How did it make you feel?

What was your experience with a spiritual communion without any outer symbols?

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Read Worship and Communion in Alternatives by William Fischer

PONDER:

How important are sacraments to you?

Class Seven – Mind Mechanics part 2- March 1, 2022

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Basic Truth Principle #3

THE VALUE AND POWER OF THOUGHT

It is through thinking that we form what we have in our lives.  The value of our thinking is that thinking is the connecting link with God-Mind.  The power of our thinking is as we choose to change our thoughts we can change our life, our affairs, and our world.  Proverbs 23:7

Soul Work – Class 7

Activity

You can download and fill out the activity sheet in the form above or write the responses in your journal. Your responses DO NOT have to be handed in to the facilitator unless you want feedback. Here are the questions:

Workshop 7 – Mind Mechanics, part 2

What is accomplished by saying affirmations and denials?

Write an affirmation and a denial for one area of your life.

How do you make affirmations and denials work to change your life?

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Ch. 8 How to Form Denials and Affirmations

PONDER:

What is on your screen of life that you’d like to change?

Class Six – Mind Mechanics – February 22, 2022

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Basic Truth Principle #3

THE VALUE AND POWER OF THOUGHT

It is through thinking that we form what we have in our lives.  The value of our thinking isthat thinking is the connecting link with God-Mind.  The power of our thinking is as we choose to change our thoughts we can change our life, our affairs, and our world.  Proverbs 23:7

Presentation Deck – Class 6

Soul Work – Class 6

Activity

You can download and fill out the activity sheet in the form above or write the responses in your journal. Your responses DO NOT have to be handed in to the facilitator unless you want feedback. Here are the questions:

Workshop 6 – Mind Mechanics, part 1

Your conscious mind is where you choose and make decisions. What decision have you made recently that you struggle to maintain integrity with?

Your subconscious mind is where your feelings and memories are stored. What feelings arise when you think about your decision?

Your superconscious or Christ mind is all of the ideas of God flow. What impressions regarding your decision do you get from your Christ mind?

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Ch. 8 How to Form Denials and Affirmations

PONDER:

What is on your screen of life that you’d like to change?

Class Five – Breakthrough Prayers – February 15, 2022

Recordings

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Basic Truth Principle #3

THE VALUE AND POWER OF THOUGHT

It is through thinking that we form what we have in our lives.  The value of our thinking isthat thinking is the connecting link with God-Mind.  The power of our thinking is as we choose to change our thoughts we can change our life, our affairs, and our world.  Proverbs 23:7

Basic Truth Principle #4

PRACTICING THE PRESENCE

Living in the presence of God through – Prayer:  communication with God; Meditation:  conscious thought on aspects of God; and the Silence:  listening to God.        Philippians 4:8

Presentation Deck – Class 5

Soul Work – Class 5

Activity

You can download and fill out the activity sheet in the form above or write the responses in your journal. Your responses DO NOT have to be handed in to the facilitator unless you want feedback. Here are the questions:

Workshop #5:  Breakthrough Prayers

What is your prayer practice?

What does God sound like?

Why do you pray?

How do you feel when you pray?

What part do you play in the universe?

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New Thought Christian: Ch. 4 How to Use Thought? Ch. 8 How to Form Denials and Affirmations

PONDER:

What is prayer to you? What do you expect from prayer?

Class Four – Who’s Driving? – February 8, 2022

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Basic Truth Principle #2

Humankind is made in the image-likeness of God.

Spiritual “Man” “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:  and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”  Genesis 1:26

Manifest “Man” u“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7

Presentation Deck – Class 3

Soul Work – Class 4

Activity

You can download and fill out the activity sheet in the form above or write the responses in your journal. Your responses DO NOT have to be handed in to the facilitator unless you want feedback. Here are the questions:

Workshop #4:  Who is Driving?

Who has had the most influence over your life thus far?

What thought has crossed your mind most often lately?

Think of the very start of your morning.  What thought shaped your thinking today?

Who are you?

What part do you play in the universe?

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Alternatives chapter: Prayer

New Thought Christian: Ch. 5 What is Prayer?

PONDER:

What is prayer to you? What do you expect from prayer?

Class Three – Jesus Christ – February 1, 2022

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Basic Truth Principle #2

Humankind is made in the image-likeness of God.

Spiritual “Man” “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:  and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”  Genesis 1:26

Manifest “Man” u“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7

Presentation Deck – Class 3

Soul Work – Class 3

Activity

You can download and fill out the activity sheet in the form above or write the responses in your journal. Your responses DO NOT have to be handed in to the facilitator unless you want feedback. Here are the questions:

Workshop #3:  What Would Jesus Do?

Who is Jesus to you?

What part does Jesus play in your spirituality?

What is the Christ?

What does it mean to be Christian?

Does Jesus save? How?

Many people “call on Jesus” for help. What does it mean to call on Jesus?

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Alternatives chapter: Humankind

New Thought Christian: Chapter 3 – Who are you? Chapter 4 – How to Use Thought

PONDER:

Examine your thoughts about Jesus the man.

Class Two – Meeting God Again – January 25, 2022

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Basic Truth Principle #1

Everything that exists, or ever will exist is pressed out of the body of God (God-Substance) in different forms of manifestation.  Since the nature of God is absolute good, and everything is God-Substance, there can be no evil in reality.   Psalm 139: 7-8

Presentation Deck

Soul Work

Activity class 2

You can download and fill out the activity sheet in the form above or write the responses in your journal. Your responses DO NOT have to be handed in to the facilitator unless you want feedback. Here are the questions:

Workshop #2:  Meeting God Again

To me, God is:

When I pray, the name(s) I use for God is(are):

Is this statement true for you?  How?  “There is but one Presence and one Power in the universe, God the Good, Omnipotent, the everywhere present Spirit of Absolute Good.”

How does what I think about God shape my life?

Explain the following according to what you believe about God:

1     God works in mysterious ways.

2.      God is protecting me.

3.      God blessed me.

4.      God is punishing me for what I did.

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Alternatives chapter: Jesus

New Thought Christian: Chapter 2 – Where is the Christ?

PONDER:

Use an alternate name for God when you pray this week. You can choose from the following list or another name: Mother-Father God, Tua-uNeter (Kemetic for Thank you God), The Most High, Spirit, Creator, I AM, Universe, Source, Father, Divine Mind, Being, Creator, Higher Power, Source, Jehovah, Elohim, Absolute Good, Spirit

Class One – What We Believe – January 18, 2022

Guiding Scripture

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What We Believe Statements

Presentation Deck

Soul Work

Activity class 1

You can download and fill out the activity sheet in the form above or write the responses in your journal. Your responses DO NOT have to be handed in to the facilitator unless you want feedback. Here are the questions:

  • One thing that I want or desire right now is:
  • My greatest challenge right now is:
  • One thing I heard today to help me with that challenge is:
  • In my own words, UP Church is:
  • My favorite UP Church “What We Believe Statement” is:
  • What is New Thought?

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Just in case you don’t have your books, here is the reading for class one.

Alternatives chapter: God

New Thought Christian: Chapter 1 – What is God?

PONDER: what do i hope to gain from this class?

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