This just new: Thirty-hour quota for auxiliary pioneering (letter)

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  • jookbeard

    still doesn't wash over the fact that it takes over a 1000 hours to make a convert.


    label licker - welcome!

    Never heard that myth - but I totally believe it - bet you live more than a little way from Bethel as that tends to be how such crazy ideas are tolerated. Back in the day when people's hours were put on a chart on the notice board (going back 50 or 60 years) it encouraged competition and judgement. Seems like your congregation has started that up all over again.

    How were the paper cutouts displayed on the chart? Were the elders families nearer the top and those less popular at the bottom or was it strictly alphabetical?



  • 2+2=5

    One sister got disappointed in my congregation when they only offered the 30 hour aux pioneer for one month in the memorial season, although there was nothing stopping her from doing the 30 hrs, just that she wouldn't get the announcement and a clap.

    A few have said it already but it is worth mentioning again. . . . . nothing stops faithfull dubs from doing 30, 40 or 50 hours on any given month of the year. . . . only they will might miss out on the status of pioneer. No one cares about status in Gods org do they?

  • 2+2=5

    jookbeard, I think it is actually more like 5000 hrs if you account for born ins. I might be off, but I think I remember reading this somewhere, maybe jwfacts.

  • Bonnie_Clyde
    Back in the day when people's hours were put on a chart on the notice board (going back 50 or 60 years) it encouraged competition and judgement.

    MMXIV - I well remember the charts. In our congregation, they were on a large display board in front of the hall for everyone to view. I was a regular pioneer (100 hrs/month) and had a partner. The pioneer numbers were separated from the publishers so the congregation knew exactly what we were doing. It would have been even worse if I had been the only pioneer.

  • soontobe
    This just new: Thirty-hour quota for auxiliary pioneering (letter)

    Cooking the books to keep the numbers up.

  • Gayle

    I had a couple months back then as the only reg. pio. so just my 'stats were on that chart part those couple months..ugh,, talking about intimidating,,if there was a "vacation pioneer" then our stats were combined on the chart,, Vacation Pios. had to get in 75 hours then. I reg. pio. 5 yrs.. ugh...

    Now-a-days, to see, in U.S., there is an average of 10+ reg. pios per cong. Of course, lowering their bar for requirements obviously will do that.

  • bats in the belfry
    bats in the belfry

    Thank God for anyone not qualifying for this privilege due to not being approved as examplary publisher by the BOE.

  • darth frosty
    darth frosty

    Damn, that reeks of a Going Out of Business sale!


    Funny Moshe

  • cobaltcupcake

    There used to be an actual advantage to signing up to pioneer or temporary pioneer. The literature was cheaper for pioneers. I can't remember how much cheaper the books were, but magazines (which were sold to the public for 5 cents each) cost 4 cents for publishers and something like 2 cents for pioneers.

    When my ex and I left the pioneer service we received a letter from the Society asking us to count up the books and magazines we had left over from our pioneer service and pony up the difference between the pio and pub rate. They said we could just pop it into the contribution box. We never did.

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