Don't know if this has been covered before, but who noticed that at every talk at the District Convention (mine anyway), every speaker was introduced by name and then 'Brother X has been serving for 25 years as a pioneer" or "He has served on the branch committee" etc etc.
What is it with these credentials? I've been an elder on and off for most of the last twenty years. Big deal. Is Jesus impresssed? Isn't just being a faithful Christian enough?