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Book Analysis

Chapter 1: Shepherd the Flock of God

Chapter 2: How Elders Work Together as a Body

Chapter 3: Appointment and Deletion of Elders and Ministerial Servants

Chapter 4: Assisting Those Who Are Weak

Chapter 5: Determining Whether a Judicial Committee Should Be Formed

Chapter 6: Preparing for the Judicial Hearing

Chapter 7: Judicial Hearing Procedure

Chapter 8: Appeal Hearing Procedure

Chapter 9: Implications of Disassociation

Chapter 10: Matters Related to Disfellowshipped and Disassociated Ones

Chapter 11: Reinstatement Committee Procedure

Chapter 12: Clarifications and Guidelines on Handling Certain Matters

List of Annotations

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Secret Elders book LEAK | 2019 version Shepherd the Flock of God

The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses have authorised today the release of a 274 page fully revised and updated 2019 PDF version of their secret elders book “Shepherd the Flock of God”.

Within minutes of the highly controlled release of the Shepherd book it has been leaked onto the internet.

Instructions have also been issued to all elders that “use of the Index to Letters for Bodies of Elders (S-22) and the letters referenced therein has been discontinued. Any printed or electronic copies of such documents should be destroyed.”

Elders that require a printed copy of the Shepherd book (item number 5436 or the mnemonic sfl) will be sent a copy “wrapped to ensure confidentiality” and delivered to the coordinator of the body of elders.

Digital revisions of the Shepherd book will be released every six months. Significant policy adjustments will be biannual.

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      Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the modern-language
      New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures—With References.
      “Shepherd the Flock of God”—1 Peter 5:2
      English (ks10-E)
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      Chapter 1
      page 6 quote
      2. “Shepherd the Flock of God” has been designed
      as a handbook for elders to supply vital information
      that will help them care for congregation matters.
      page 7 quote
      Because of efforts to simplify this publication,
      it does not cover every aspect of our work as elders.
      At times you may need to consult other publications
      and letters to the body of elders for detailed
      information. Be alert to future direction and adjustments
      so as to stay up-to-date on theocratic direction.

       
    • By Srecko Sostar
      According to this text in "Shepherd book", page 38,39 elders are allowed to hide their own sins or sins of colleagues, elders.  
      19. If it comes to light or an appointed
      brother confesses that he has committed a disfellowshipping
      offense years in the past:
      The body of elders may determine he can continue to
      serve if the following is true: The immorality or other
      serious wrongdoing occurred more than a few years
      ago, and he is genuinely repentant, recognizing that
      he should have come forward immediately when he
      sinned. (Perhaps he has even confessed to his sin,
      seeking help with his guilty conscience.) He has been
      serving faithfully for many years, has evidence of
      God’s blessing, and has the respect of the congregation.
      20. If the sin occurred before he was appointed as
      an elder or a ministerial servant, the elders will need
      to take into consideration the fact that he should
      have mentioned this possible impediment to his being
      qualified when elders interviewed him just prior
      to announcing his appointment. Moreover, the nature
      of the sin may reflect greatly on his qualifications
      to serve. For example, the sin may involve past
      child abuse, and this would likely disqualify him for
      many years.—w97 1/1 pp. 26-29; w77 pp. 697-698.
      38            “Shepherd the Flock of God”—1 Peter 5:2
      21. If the wrongdoing occurred within the past few
      years while he was serving as an elder or a ministerial
      servant, he is disqualified from serving as such, not
      being “free from accusation.” (1 Tim. 3:2, 10; Titus 1:
      6, 7) Depending on the circumstances, the situation
      may also need to be handled by a judicial committee.
      —See 5:43-44.
      Chapter 3                                                                     39
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