I apologize if this has already been addressed.
I'm just having a look over at JW Talk and came across a very interesting thread talking about the terms used within the Organization, it is a real eye opener. For instance, they no longer use the term Society because to non believers it looks too cultish and implies that they may be secretive. Funny thing is that reading the whole thread makes them look so cultish and shows their secretive behaviour because the keep being told by the higher ups that there are more changes to come.
This thread was started last year so some may already be familiar with the term.
On this thread they discuss the new term 'given ones'. Here is how they define it
<<Given One is a term that is being associated to the "other sheep" elders that will take lead of the Organization after all anointed are gone, that is, after the GT but before Battle of Arm, all anointed will join their King in the heavenly Kingdom, therefore, Organizational leadership will transfer to the Given Ones... note the Bethel speakers at the International Conventions this year >>
Beggar of the Spirit goes into a long explanation regarding the term
<<When someone speaks about the "Given Ones" today it is a scriptural term for those brothers today who are not anointed(Other Sheep) but have a role directly assisting the "Faithful & Discreet Slave"(as we now understand this referring to the Governing Body/Anointed at Headquarters).
So to clarify, we have 1000s & 1000s of elders worldwide, but out of all the elders worldwide some have been chosen for weighty responsibilities assisting Jesus' Anointed Brothers.>>
He goes on to explain how there were Nethinim men who were given more responsibilities in assisting the priests with the temple work (because their numbers were reducing). Another example of 'chosen ones' were a group of non Israelites singled out being the sons of the servants of Solomon.
He then explains one of their roles
<<At the world headquarters of the Society, under the direction of “the faithful steward” and its Governing Body, capable men receive training to help in preparing spiritual food supplies.
(Luke 12:42) >>
Also included are COs and DOs serving on Branch Committees, people who operate Bethel homes and factories, those that oversee the construction of halls/branch's.
He states that the anointed on earth must decrease and the other sheep would increase and says
<<This gives us confidence that as God’s people “come out of the great tribulation,” there will be experienced men—“princes”—prepared to take the lead among the other sheep.—Revelation 7:14; Isaiah 32:1; compare Acts 6:2-7>>
So apparently God, I mean the GB, has already chosen those that will take the lead after they are gone. Amazing, God is capable of destroying thousands on earth but cannot appoint those he wants to lead, it is a legacy that will be left to man from the Governing Body.
It appears that they are doing this because they want to promote these guys above the 11,000 (minus 7 GB members) by identifying a new class of people. They are just getting more and more absurd with their teachings.