I went to church on Sunday, for my daughter, with my daughter.
I noticed something, they don't COUNT how many are there. It got me remembering how JW's COUNT COUNT COUNT COUNT at meetings, then put it up on the back bulletin board, then at assemblys and announce it right away, how many went out in service.
More numbers=keeping track of bible studies, placements, family studies....
It goes on and on....WHY? I think to guilt members into doing more, if it were all free choice then it would be OUR decision to come, go, go out in service, etc. BUT IT IS NOT their choice, more proof how they are being pushed, shoved, poked and prodded to maintain averages that are so fake and not from the heart that the averages would obviously quickly deteriote without all this 'reminding.'