Do you agree with this statement?
"Leaders (called elders) of a given congregation are selected from within and there is routine and frequent turnover."
From: Stark, Rodney & Iannaccone, Laurence. (1997). “Why the Jehovah’s Witnesses Grow so Rapidly: A Theoretical application.” Journal of Contemporary Religion. 12:p.133-157
I've been in a number of congregations and I wouldn't say elder turnover was "routine" or even "frequent."
I'm interested in your thoughts on this.
Please and thank you.