2018 Service Year Report - Released on jw.org

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  • JW GoneBad
    JW GoneBad

    Wow...over 10 million Bible studies each month! Yet...yet zero are brought to the point of baptism...except JW born-in children.

    Conclusion:: Jehovah's Witnesses are lousy...awful teachers of God's Word...the Bible!

  • westiebilly11

    Zero growth. Much ado about nothing.. Perhaps there's something to be said for burying talents in the ground after all...

  • careful


    over 10 million Bible studies each month!

    How many are really "return visits" now renamed "doorstep Bible Studies"?

    Now THAT'S fudging the figures.

  • JW GoneBad
    JW GoneBad
    careful: How many are really "return visits" now renamed "doorstep Bible Studies"?

    Very...very few are actually hour long authentic Bible Studies. Five million are studies with JW infants and children with another 5 million (as you say careful...) 5 minute or less 'door step Bible Studies' otherwise known as Return Visits!


    2018 Service Year Report of Jehovah’s Witnesses Worldwide

    Average Publishers Preaching Each Month: 8,360,594

    2011 Service Year Report of Jehovah’s Witnesses Worldwide

    Average Publishers Preaching Each Month: 7,395,672

    Total Number Baptized 2018: 281,744
    Total Number Baptized 2017: 284,212
    Total Number Baptized 2016: 264,535
    Total Number Baptized 2015: 260,273
    Total Number Baptized 2014: 275,581
    Total Number Baptized 2013: 277,344
    Total Number Baptized 2012: 268,777
    Total Number Baptized 2011: 263,131

    From the year 2011 to 2018, a total of 2,175,597 new members were baptized. If you added the 7,395,672 average publishers in 2011 and newly baptized members ( 2,175,597 ) from 2011-2018, there should be 9,571,269 average publishers preaching each month in 2018.

    So, that would mean that 1,210,675 publishers have been lost in the last 8 years.

  • Gorbatchov

    Netherlands -1

  • WTWizard

    How to say "fib". That is what these numbers are--fibs. Out of those 8.5 million peak "publishers", I would be willing to bet that more than half are putting in time because of extreme pressure from family or hounders, and are not what the washtowel would deem "sincere". According to their own theology, those who serve grudgingly are among those who will be destroyed. And since only joke-hova can determine what is deemed "grudging", there is no way of accurately determining whether service is rendered freely or grudgingly.

    I would assume that, according to their own doctrine, less than 800,000 would qualify for "life" based on giving freely. Even when they outwardly grumble when a boasting session gets snowed out, if they are inwardly relieved, that indicates they are "giving grudgingly". And what about money giving? As with giving time, they could sacrifice more and give more--and joke-hova demands them give the more. Also, when you get that "last call", how many are hoping for yet another--and another, into being late for work or missing something else that is important. If not, they are not giving freely enough.

    One can only hope that these grudging givers end up causing shortages within the organization. Hopefully, they keep on having serious shortfalls where they are not able to maintain buildings, and ultimately they have to all be abandoned for disrepair. And, I hope there is a serious shortage of people willing to open their homes (which they are not supposed to have--remember, they were supposed to move into tiny studio apartments) for boasting sessions or field circus.

  • smiddy3

    My thoughts are now going back more than 25-40 years ago now when the WTB&TS was boasting about the increases taking part in all of the world particular`y in Japan , Italy , Zambia , Mexico ,and I just wonder how these country`s are faring now .?

    Are they stagnant ,gone backwards , or still having strong growths ?

  • JW GoneBad
    JW GoneBad

    It's one thing to have 8,579,909 peak publishers. The question is how many of these 8.6 million publishers are actually productive members. In other words how many of these publishers are truly an asset to the WT organization. Conversely how many of these publishers are realistically a burden, drag or liability to the WT.

    One things for certain, senior members of this cult (say from 65 years of age and older) are highly useless due to their age related limitations & therefore are unproductive. They amount to a third of the peak publishers or about 2.6 million.

    Then you have children and early teen publishers say from 8 years old to 18 years old. How much of an asset and how productive can these young ones be to this cult. Once again this group of publishers is more likely a burden, drag and liability to this cult. Their numbers are another third or roughly 2.6 million of the peak publishers.

    This leaves the remainder of roughly 2.6 million publishers to carry the load of this monster of an organization to deal with its monstrous overhead costs. A secular company that has 8.6 million employees with 2/3rds or roughly 5.2 million of its employees being useless and unproductive...I would say is a company in trouble & with its days numbered.

  • dropoffyourkeylee

    The US percent increase is blank. Does that mean zero? Apparently they round to the nearest whole number. I wonder what the US figure is actually.

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