I was talking to a friend of mine recently who had some knowledge of the current situation with Bethelites being let go.
He said that this is having a negative impact on some congregations in New York City because these Bethelites are also serving as elders in their congregations.
When a Bethel elder is reassigned, the congregation loses out on the leadership, and in some cases there are not enough brothers taking the lead to keep the congregation running.
As a consequence of this, a few congregations have been disbanded and merged with other nearby congregations.
Has anyone heard anything similar to this?