Here is the 'true' way the congregations were to be run.
1. Letting God's holy spirit operate in each congregation. Past the basic truths, it would be very personal, GROUP discussion, on research and study. Allow people who thought they got insight to share with everyone, and the congregation then or for next time would look up and see if all come to same conclusion, if something was unanimous, then very likely would be true. It would be very similar to the 'bible students' based on what I've heard before Charles Taze Russell, before all of it became too organized. Those who ally themselves or join, may stay as long as not a 'practicer' of sin, if any who were with them were outright practicers of sin and not changing, they would be shunned. If one made any sin, then the mature ones of the congregation would pray over them for spiritual healing. The gathering of themselves together is not sitting in the same place, but actually during that encouraging eachother.
The problems with what is going on now. A. Many are made teachers who are not qualified to be, and Paul warned they carry higher judgement.
B. God's chosen, have been enslaved and are kept from doing his will for them as individuals
C. Many are rejecting the holy spirit as demonic or innaccurate or indepedant thinking and must be wrong.
D. Many are judging others for not believing their message, even though history proves how much it changed, yet with that strong judgement, they may be giving themselves a harsh judgement.
E. Many are trying to save themselves by works, and not undertand the balance and how works go with faith. By wondering if they are making enough meetings or enough service, they are not having faith that produces works, they are trying to gain salvation by works. True works make your whole life, what you do, how you do things, every aspect, and the fruitgages of the spirit are signs to let you know if your being led by spirit or flesh. They aren't traits to 'work on' you are either led by spirit or not, and if not, you know based on what your currently have and then can look at yourself for what changes you need to do.
F. For "conscience matters" many go to GB vs the bible and their conscience for what is right or not. The bible says if you do something with doubts, you sin. thats why everything to be done w/ clean conscience. Those who do not get the truth, they still have a conscience, and hence why bible says God's law is within them, they will conddemn and get judgement themselves by going against what they internally know is wrong.
G. ONE BIG THING - one of the hardest things on trusting in Jehovah and going on your own, is that many are so set on being told what to do, not having to think. Many on their own can be disciplined enough and takes a lot of work to try to on your own serve God. Takes courage as well, so many if all was exposed, many just end up doing nothing.
There is some hope at the end of the tunnel though, the great tribulation. It will seal the fate for many, but also allow some to return to God. Apparently though, once it begins, the opportunity for a higher calling is closed. Still looking into this, but seems some are chosen before birth or even made for this, and then some are adopted by showing a true want and heart for wanting this and giving themselves fully.