USA growth -not

by loneranger 23 Replies latest jw friends

  • loneranger
    "Be Bold" circuit assembly in Conyers, Ga (USA) today.. Average attendance was 1220...5 baptized....mid aged or olders ones, no kids. Must be near the end...the "speeding up" is slowing down?
  • skin

    It is clearly "speeding up", just not anywhere we are.

    The attendance in the assembly's I go to are also declining and baptisms dropping. Only 2 out of 650 last month. One of the talks even talked about how fast the organization is growing and that there is a large demand for more kingdom halls. I'm guessing it must be in some isolated non english speaking country that no one as heard of because its certainly not in this country, and I'm not in USA.

  • alanv

    There is still growth in some countries, but the vast majority now show barely any increase. Last year in Europe as a whole there was no increase at all.

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    Its called negative growth

  • stillin

    Loneranger, I managed to miss that assembly, this time, or else we could have met up.

  • mann377

    The WTBS keeps track of the numbers for all conventions. They see the 1/2% baptisms as we do, I'm sure that they have an end game plan for the future. Of that 1/2% how many will become elders, or support the financial needs of the org. They have something up their sleeve.

  • Tameria2001

    Subtract that number from the number leaving, that's what I'd love to know.

  • ToesUp

    The International assembly in Atlanta was 2 weeks ago and the JW's have to sit through another day of this drivel? Torture!!!!

  • blondie


    skin12 hours ago

    It is clearly "speeding up", just not anywhere we are.

    Skin, the WTS can say anything they want and the lower jws must accept it as the truth; except for their own convention, how could they fact check it?

  • Sigfrid Mallozzi
    Sigfrid Mallozzi

    As I heard some of these expressions currently being discussed at the last conventions I attended, 10+ years ago, I would look down at my Bible/note pad, and with as straight of a poker face, I would look around in disbelief of the people nodding their heads, excitedly making more notes, etc.

    I would eventually make eye contact with my wife, and she could read me like a book. My "Poker Face" was not a quality one at all. I just cannot imagine sitting through any part of this charade now. I've got really important things to do.....Well, Gilligans Island and Seinfeld reruns are on and I wouldn't want to miss them.

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