2006 Predictions for the WTS

by Nosferatu 15 Replies latest jw friends

  • Nosferatu

    Not sure if this has been done yet, and I know I'm a little late with it, but with the Big News, the potential for New Light coming soon, and the dropping increase in worldwide JW membership, what do you think is going to happen this year with the WTS?

  • joelbear

    very little will change. new people will join, others will get bored and leave. it is an almost motionless religion.

  • tweety

    My opinion for 2006 and the BIG NEWS....it probably won't affect most of the JW's thinking. Now, it might affect those that have lost members of their family due to not accepting blood.

    I think as the years pass people are getting tired of waiting for Armagedon. They are tired of hearing the same old articles over and over again. You'll have the faders and people leaving...like any other year!


  • yaddayadda

    Same. Nothing for this year. If the US bombs Iran or some crap like that, then there will be the usual slight increase and excitement as disaffected JW's suddenly imagine the end is close after all and they need to get their butts back into the 'Ark' for salvation. Things may get a bit interesting post-2014 when we can expect an increased snow-balling of those who've had enough of 'waiting' for the end that they have been told for so many years is always 'at hand'.

  • Elsewhere

    The Watchtower Society will continue to find more areas in which they need to make cutbacks "simplify".

  • FairMind

    There will be a toughening up within the organization. Those who are perceived non-productive, fence sitters or resistant to the unquestionable authority of the elders will be pushed either out the door or one step closer to it.

    Meetings will continue to be a rehash of the same-ole same ole. The statement that the WTS appreciates our generous donations will be heard frequently along with warnings about the dangers of the Internet.

    The big news regarding blood will be shown to have been a tempest in a teapot. Additional steps toward downsizing Bethel operations and outsourcing certain type of in-house functions (such as healthcare) will occur as the WTS seeks to preserve their substantial financial assets.

  • PaNiCAtTaCk

    I predict a memorial and 3 conventions with the release of yet another publication.

  • greendawn

    They will continue to lose members at a high rate in the developed world and to decay spiritually as no new light comes to them. But they will never give up their extremist policies.

  • stillajwexelder

    I agree with Elsewhere. There will be more cutbacks simplification and I bet there will even be a District Convention item about it

  • drew sagan
    drew sagan

    More focus on the only people left that will listen to their message, foreign launage groups and the third world.
    I don't see much happening this year other than more of the same. There is a bigger trend, but it's going to take time to become more visible. Remember folks, the end of this month is half way through this service year! Not much longer untill we can see the growing new trend for JWs:


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