They would take the hours of fathers of children and deduct 4-5 hrs
depending on the month. The reason: those hours are the weekly study
with his children so the remainder is his actual support for the ministry Seriously!?! WTF?
Oh that's nothing.
Here, when considering the hours of someone up for appointment, the elders subtract out the months in which the guy auxiliary pioneered!
Their argument is that it gives you a "better picture of his 'normal' support for the ministry".
Yes, that is right. Guys up for appointment are indirectly punished for doing what they are supposed to be doing.
"Being punished for doing what you are supposed to be doing" - I think that serves as a pretty good epithet describing exactly the way this organization operates.