what more cuts might be in the pipeline

by pepperheart 13 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • out4good4
    One meeting weekly only.
    No monthly reporting of service time.
    No shunning!

    Good Luck with that one......

    The organization would wither away and die if that were the case.....

  • JW GoneBad
    JW GoneBad

    'Mother' has had a problem with low congregation meeting attendance for the longest time...goes without saying! But it is worse now than it has ever been. A high percentage of congregations have 50% to 60% meeting attendance. Many congregations are reporting that upwards of 15 individuals are calling in to listen over the phone vs attending the Kingdom Hall on meeting day. WT has tried everything to boost meeting attendance and nothing seems to work. Most Kingdom Halls are being used 30% to 40% of their potential.

    Lower and lower meeting attendance means less and less revenue being collected at meetings while at the same time costs to keep Kingdom Halls operational rises in the form of maintenance, upkeep, carpet, paint, utility costs and the like. So it stands to reason that more cuts in the form of Kingdom Hall sell-offs and less new Kingdom Hall construction is in the pipline!

  • Coded Logic
    Coded Logic

    The events of the past ten years has been truly extraordinary. The amount of material published is less than half. The amount of printing materials is a fraction of what it used to be. A whole meeting has been disposed of. Over a 1/3 of the branches have shut down. No more District Overseers. Massive layoffs at Bethel. Suspension of all construction. etc.

    None of us had any idea the WT would so quickly be brought to her knees. If the slow attrition continues we'll see KHs being sold off more and more often. But if the next decade is anything like the last - there won't be much of an organisation left at all.

    Can you imagine if half of the remaining Branches also get closed? If the role of Circuit Overseer gets phased out? If all printing is suspended? If the amount of content produced continues to plummet?

    The WT is already well on its way to being a TV/internet evangelist religion. I doubt they be able to keep more than 25% of their Publisher base if they go that route. But it may be all they can do to stave off extinction. Adapt or die.

  • Lostandfound
    On the spiritual/doctrine side I expect the 144000 to be quietly discarded, memorial - all to partake, no change to women's role, elders and ministerial servants merged, no CO, more big brother to indoctrinating, new ways to screw money without the profits from literature, assemblies, donations from congregation rather than individual increasing as a way of ensuring cash flow. GB helpers upgraded to GB status as all now par takers. Higher education encouraged as a way of getting better paid followers.

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