How Do Elders Feel About Their Position In The 21st Century?

by minimus 11 Replies latest jw friends

  • TTATTelder

    Yeah I do know some young zealots in my area minimus...

    Being an elder today is not what it used to be. There used to be some autonomy in the congregations. Even in the talks. Not a huge amount, mind you, but some.

    Have you noticed that the parts in the KM are aften outlined around material that the brother couldn't possibly cover well in the allotted time?

    They give no room for the brother to possibly slip in any of his own thoughts.

    Ever since the letters started being sent out electronically, they have increased greatly in their regularity. You can get 3 or 4 a week now. So, the contol factor from "mother" has increased over the years and continues to increase rapidly. That takes away any room for personal contribution which would be the only means of real satisfaction IMO that could come from the position.

    You are left feeling like an employee that isn't paid.

    I guess the egomaniacs of the world get off on it and that's their "pay", but for the normal guys it can be drudgery.


  • Crazyguy

    Sounds like thier soon to become nothing more than robots

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