We had our CO visit and on his second talk he mentioned we need to be a pillar and support of the truth. We can do this by accepting and working with all the changes, refinements and the speed of Jehovah’s organisation moving forward.
He listed the refinements and changes that occurred in the last couple of years:
1- Study Edition of WT - allows the society to use more meaty articles and not worry about non JWs understanding them.
2- Public Edition of WT and Awake. Everything is written in a simpler way to help readers understand.
3- Reduction of the Magazines size from 32 to 16
4- Reduction of weekly meetings to allow more for family worship
5- Regular Pioneers can attend more than once the pioneer school
6- The new schools of Single brothers and Married couples which later got combined to school of evangelizer
7- The greater use of Audio and Video in our ministry
8- The new redesigned website. More languages are available online
9- Special metropolitan ministry - allows to capture the people who may not want to talk with us at home
10- The new Search Guide which is available in 160 languages compared to the WT Library which is only available in 40 languages.
That’s all he mentioned. I think he missed some others:
1- New tithing arrangement
2- No Bible study when CO visits
3- Scrapping of special assembly and splitting Circuit assemblies to 1 day and having it twice in a year
4- Changing the name of the District Conventions to Regional Conventions
5- Scrapping of DO and their responsibilities picked up by CO
6- CO ultimate power in instating and deleting elders and MS
7- Allowing tablets on platform
Not sure if i missed any - feel free to add!