A Question about the publisher numbers released by Watchtower.

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  • skin

    At the end of each service year the Watchtower release the Service report. When it says "peak pubs" and "average pubs", does this number include unbaptized publishers or is it only baptized publishers?

  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    All Publishers are counted, baptized or not.....if you put in Witnessing time and are a recognized "Publisher."

  • steve2

    Yes, any one who witnesses, baptized or not - although it goes without saying that any one they count must be viewed as in good standing with the local congregation.

  • jookbeard

    the simple fact is that the blood thirsty , evil destructive god the they constantly pray to will be murdering billions of Chinese/Indians/South East Asian babies/children young and old no matter how they massage their average/peak publisher figures, what a loving god.

  • God_Delusion

    Here here.....

  • OnTheWayOut

    "Peak Publishers" is the highest total number of "field service" time reports received in one month. It includes children and adult unbaptized publishers as well as any elderly/infirmed members who report as little as 15-minutes in a month.

    It includes any missing reports from previous months. So typically in August right before the "service year" ends, the hounders ask for any missing reports for a previous month during the year and some publishers may turn in two, three, four, or even more reports in that one month. That raises the "peak" as each report received is counted in that number.

    So if 10% of 6 million publishers were missing one report for July and turned them in with their August reports, it could change the number of peak publishers to 6,600,000. I will grant that elders are trained to hound each month and try to avoid this, but it does happen. So "peak" numbers are not really representative of anything.

  • skin

    That is what I always thought, some witness's think that this number is baptized publisers only. Even when the CO reads out the cong reports.

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