New method of appointing Regular Pioneers!
Watch for MS and elder appointments to be made by the acting CO's. That was another CYA move by the GB when they began using local elders as CO's.
No need to watch; it's already here. It was announced in a BOE letter back in April, and as of Sept 1, MS and elders are now appointed directly by the CO.
Yes, the branch no longer needs to be involved in the process of congregation appointments of any sort it now seems!
Elders, MS, Regular Pioneers...all appointed and approved by the local service committee of three elders.
The branch is certainly distancing itself from all "appointed "ones!
It seems to me, it's been that way in the US since the late 80's or early 90's.
Letter March 3th, 2009.
Letters August 24th & 25th, 2014 "Appointment and deletion of regular pioneers".
Application for Regular Pioneer Service, S-205, 8/14 and S-236:
Well, it has only been announced here in Australia now...
I wonder why "gods' unified organization" has done things differently in different countries?
Stuckinarut2, "Gods' unified organization" is a myth. You see the Meeting Place Maintenance/Safety Checklist (CN-14)... 3 different form used by México, Argentina and Colombia...
I was told this is becasue the governing body is getting ready to go to heaven and everyone else (elders, Circuit overseers, congragation overseers, ect.) would better be able to take care of the flock when they are gone. So they are preparing them now. Again, only reporting what I've been told.
Letters August 24th & 25th, 2014 "Appointment and deletion of regular pioneers", for Italy: