International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses descends on Melbourne, people everywhere
Held from Friday and continuing throughout the weekend, approximately 70,000 delegates from 60 countries will flock to Etihad Stadium for the largest gathering of its kind in Australia.
This year’s program highlights the centenary of the group’s belief that Jesus Christ began ruling over God’s Kingdom in 1914.
“A central belief of Jehovah’s Witnesses is that Jesus Christ began to rule as the King of God’s Kingdom in 1914,” the listing on onlymelbourne.com.au reads.
“The program marks 100 years since that event”.
With a theme “Keep Seeking First God’s Kingdom”, the convention aims to “explain what that Kingdom is and how it is benefiting people today”.
A “mass, full water immersion” baptism will occur this morning, the biggest baptism of its kind in the country.
The program asks candidates to “bring a towel and a modest bathing suit”.
On top of that, the schedule includes preacher training workshops, forums and sermons.
Additionally, two theatrical productions will “bring a Bible story and a modern-day drama to life”.