Should a female publisher wear a headcovering if she is accompanied by a male publisher at a door step Bible study?
When a female publisher conducts a regular ,scheduled Bible study and a male Kingdom publisher is present, she should wear a head covering.(1Cor. 11:3-10) The July 15, 2002 issue of The Watchtower, page 27, explains: “This is a pre arranged session of teaching where the one conducting the study actually presides. Under these circumstances, a study becomes an extension of the congregation. If a baptized female Witness conducts such a study with a bap tized male Witness present, she would rightly wear a headcovering.”This is true whether the study is conducted in a home, at the doorstep, or in some other setting. On the other hand, if a doorstep Bible study has not yet been established, a sister would not need to wear a head covering in the presence of a male Kingdom publisher, even if the purpose of the return visit is to demonstrate a Bible study or to consider material in one of the recommended study publications. Since doorstep studies are often established gradually, through a series of progressive return visits, publishers will need to consider the circumstances and be reasonable in determining at what point a headcovering should be used.