Question regarding service time, irregular status, and inactive status...

by Check_Your_Premises 15 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Honesty

    A thorough search of the scriptures proves the JW's are right on target with 'irregular' and 'inactive' publishers:

    Matthew 23:4-5 They tie up heavy loads that are hard to carry and put them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves aren’t willing to lift a finger to move them. They do everything to be observed by others

  • TheListener

    Typically the body of elders in a hall will have a list of those who put in 5 hours or less on average into the ministry. Those ones would be the likely candidates to receive some "assistance".

    If there is an extenuating circumstance for 5 hours or less then no "assistance" may be forthcoming.

    Each bookstudy overseer would know who his "low hour publishers" are and is supposed to help them out.

  • besty

    I fall into the 'go to most of the meetings but never report' category - PO has promised a shepherding call a few times but hasn't delivered yet. Been inactive for almost 2 years now.

  • MsShockJock

    CYP, back when I was still going to meetings my congregation had a quota of making the national average hours for regular publishers per month. When I first came in it was around 10 or 11 hours per month back in the 1980s, which dropped steadily over the years. The last national average publisher hours before I stop attending in 2000 was around 8.8 or 8.9, I believe. I was told by an elder to at least make the national average hours per month. I have no idea what it is now. It used to be published in the OKM in a little box listing average hours for regular pioneers, auxillary pioneers and publishers for the previous month.

  • carla


    does your wife count her time when she talks to you about jw's?

  • garybuss

    I got along a lot better with the Jehovah's Witnesses when I was reporting below 5 hours on my monthly time sheet and only attending Sunday meetings. The time during 1974 when I tried to increase my Witness group efforts (after I quit my night job and started going to all the meetings) was the time when trouble came my way from the Jehovah's Witness men.
    They started getting on my ass about wearing neck ties and buying candy for my kids. That went on a VERY short time and they pissed me off . . . and out the door.
    I had been noticing the 1974 year text and was wondering what was up with that. I was soon to find out.

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