Currently, to create one new Jehovah's Witness convert?
Question? How Many Hours of Field Service Does it Take
well, they spend about ~10 minutes each year on "servicing" each and every warm body on this planet. so:
all cant be well.
I believe it's been calculated by someone as more than 7,000 hours per one new baptism.
I was guilty of bringing 8 people "into the truth" doing my pioneer days.
However, the vast number of people I knew had spent their whole life 'in the truth' and never even had a study never mind get somebody to baptism.
Only a very small amount actually convert. Most go through the charade of witnessing with no real effect. At best they manage to have a 'paper round' where they just go round on return visits chatting and delivering the lastest Wt and Awake etc.
I thought the year book said 12,000 hours?
But I don't get the year books anymore.
To get to the center of a tootsie pop? 3
Just a little more.
Always a little more.
2017 Grand Totals
Branches of Jehovah’s Witnesses: 90
Number of Lands Reporting: 240
Total Congregations: 120,053
Worldwide Memorial Attendance: 20,175,477
Memorial Partakers Worldwide: 18,564
Peak of Publishers *: 8,457,107
Average Publishers Preaching Each Month: 8,248,982
Percentage of Increase Over 2016: 1.4
Total Number Baptized *: 284,212
Average Pioneer * Publishers Each Month: 1,249,946
Average Auxiliary Pioneer Publishers Each Month: 439,571
Total Hours Spent in Field: 2,046,000,202
Average Bible Studies * Each Month: 10,071,524
It looks like 13,880 hours per one person baptized in 2017. Considering how many are born-ins and become baptized........the hours spent going door to door would be much higher.
Thanks Giordano - when I read the OP I remembered that others on this forum had previously calculated the number of hours for each baptism.
I can remember the COBOE doing a part reviewing the activity of the congregation, particularly how many bible studies had ended in baptism. He said all but one were children of jws, that one had been disfellowshipped by the time of his talk.
He did say that the publishers should be diligent in following on interest (WT phrase) with the view of starting and conducting bible studies. I noticed that in the WT study articles recently they have been emphasizing this with very detailed ways to do it. I wonder if any of the publishers will change their ways of field service?