2018 Service Year Report - Released on jw.org

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  • Drearyweather

    2018 Service Year Report of Jehovah’s Witnesses Worldwide

    See details of the global preaching work of Jehovah’s Witnesses from September 2017 to August 2018.


    2018 Grand Totals

    • Branches of Jehovah’s Witnesses: 87 (2017 - 90)

    • Number of Lands Reporting: 240 (2017 - 240)

    • Total Congregations: 119,954 (2017 - 120,053)

    • Worldwide Memorial Attendance: 20,329,317 (2017 - 20,175,477)

    • Memorial Partakers Worldwide: 19,521 (2017 - 18,564)

    • Peak of Publishers *: 8,579,909 (2017 - 8,457,107)

    • Average Publishers Preaching Each Month: 8,360,594 (2017 - 8,248,982)

    • Percentage of Increase Over 2017: 1.4 (2017 - 1.4)

    • Total Number Baptized *: 281,744 (2017 - 284,212)

    • Average Pioneer * Publishers Each Month: 1,267,808 (2017 - 1,249,946)

    • Average Auxiliary Pioneer Publishers Each Month: 446,642 (2017 - 439,571)

    • Total Hours Spent in Field: 2,074,655,497 (2017 - 2,046,000,202)

    • Average Bible Studies * Each Month: 10,079,709 (2017 - 10,071,524)

  • StephaneLaliberte

    To me, the memorial partakers numbers going up is the clearest example of how JWs do not have an individual conscience. Up until the 1935 teaching was changed, that number was going down. Thereafter, it never stopped going up. Considering that being anointed is supposed to be a personal spiritual experience, this shows how people's personal spirituality is guided or perhaps even, dictated, by their religious leaders.

    Based on that observation, I would not be surprised that a great percentage would start taking blood if the religious leaders ever changed their minds on it.

  • Sanchy
    Number of partakers keeps climbing
  • slimboyfat

    Wow number of congregations is down. I may be wrong but I think that’s the first time ever that the number of congregations has gone down. (Even following 1975 the number of congregations didn’t actually decrease, I don’t think) This is the most telling statistic.

    Other figures can be fudged. People can inflate hours, roll over reports and increase the peak number, count people on the phone link for the memorial when they were not counted before, and so on. But you can’t inflate or exaggerate a congregation. It either exists, holds meetings, and pays its bills, or it doesn’t.

    So the most verifiable statistic of JW growth, the number of congregations, is now in decline.

  • DesirousOfChange

    Average Publishers Preaching Each Month: 8,360,594 (2017 - 8,248,982)

    Peak Pubs is not an accurate number.

    Average Pubs tells the story. Down over 100,000 pubs.

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    [All Sing:] Wondrous expansion is NOT taking place.................

  • slimboyfat

    Both average and peak number seem to be up on these figures, no?

    By the way, have they really published the average figure this year after dropping it last year? That’s a big improvement, if true.

    I hope we still get the country breakdown in due course.

  • Della Street
    Della Street

    From a business point of view, this is really flat. As was pointed out, their congregation numbers are down - we know they've been consolidating. Interesting too, is their publisher numbers - if you take the number baptized and add it to last year's average publisher number - it would be 8.5m publishers. This year's actual number is 8.3m which means at least 170k people died, became inactive or were disfellowshipped.

    Flat. Flat. Flat. No wonder they needed to cut spending. They are outspending their growth with no new revenue streams to develop. The main "growth" is in poor countries that cannot afford to support the organization. Developed countries with all the sexual abuse scandals are experiencing a mass exodus and drop in donations.

    They've got themselves in a pickle.

  • Are you serious
    Are you serious

    SBF I believe this is what you were looking for. https://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/2018-service-year-report/2018-country-territory/

    Interesting that the USA is at 0% and Mexico which used to grow by leaps and bounds is at 1%.

  • Betheliesalot

    I don't trust these or any of their figures. They have been proven to lie, so all of a sudden on numbers that matter, they tell the truth?

  • careful

    Mexico has more congs than the US. Is that the first time that has occurred?

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