By Jack Ryan
In case any of you were wondering where you "ranked" in the eyes of JW's worldwide.... this is what has been observed as general guidelines from people that have actually lived as a JW in the last few decades:
Let's start at the very top classes here on earth of actual PEOPLE or GROUPS:
"Faithful and Discreet Slave" - Now only the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses below - Removed
Anointed Ones - Removed
The Governing Body
Watchtower Attorneys (Brothers who are Attorneys or Doctors) (They get invited to live at Bethel at the expense of "the flock")
District Overseers - Gone....
Circuit Overseers (wives are slightly exalted)
Bethelites are in this general area depending on age and job description.... (Bethelite women? That was invented decades ago for them to have wives at Bethel.....then somewhere along the line they allowed some "holier than thou" single sisters in Bethel if they were RN's.... they didn't stay single long though due to a pillow shortage at Bethel one year.) But this oddity has shown up in recent years. Most JW's don't know how to deal with a single female bethelite since she is obviously trying to climb this ranking list.
Missionaries (Gilead Graduates) (wives are exalted)
Pioneer Elders (no bonus more than the elder's wife bonus)
RBC Elder (Now LDC member) (no bonus for wife....she never sees husband LOL)
Elders (and ranks among them) Presiding Overseer..... Gone
Watchtower Study Conductor (this title USED to mean something)
Theocratic Ministry School Overseer (this old title used to mean something)
Service Overseer (used to be the "pioneer elder above" often enough)
Pioneer Ministerial Servants
Unbaptized Male Publishers
Regular Pioneer Sisters
Auxiliary Pioneer Sisters
Regular Pioneer single sister
Auxiliary Pioneer single sister
Sisters who speak
Sisters who try to teach
Sisters who are educated with a career
Unbaptized Female Publishers
Non-JW Children of JW's
-------- Armageddon Survival Line -------- (if you are near this line your survival at Armageddon is in the "gray area")
Billions of innocent babies.... (well not innocent... they are baby vipers who should be killed along with the other heathens)
People with tattoos
Younger disfellowshipped people (crime was "immorality" which can be understood by most since they all masturbate and feel guilty afterward)
Disfellowshipped (former brothers and sisters)
Apostates who don't like the JW ranking system.
Did I miss someone or a rank? ?
@TrueTomHarley They should try being inclusive ...no need to track or keep records on people.
Instead they have setup an "exclusive" system with ranks even amongst themselves.
By Jack Ryan
We are pleased to make available the outlines for your meeting with the regular pioneers, special pioneers, and field missionaries that will be held in conjunction with one of the circuit assemblies during the 2018 service year. Please note that you will now be allowed the flexibility to determine with which circuit assembly the meeting will be held. Your primary consideration should be what is in the best interests of the majority of the pioneers, not what is most convenient for you.There are many factors to be considered, such as weather, travel distance, accommodations, and so forth. The theme of the meeting is “‘Grow Mighty’ as Spiritual Persons,” based on 1 Corinthians 16:13. For your personal reference, an outline of the program is provided below. Please see Circuit Overseer Guidelines, chapter 3, for instructions on making arrangements for this meeting. Circuit Overseer Guidelines will soon be updated to reflect the adjustment noted above. Zip: S-312-tk18-E Unzipped: S-312-tk18-E
By Noble Berean
This is veering off the 1975 discussion, but I never suggested God places higher value on certain individuals because of status. That's contrary to everything he stands for. I am suggesting that humans have placed higher importance on themselves.
You said that there isn't a hierarchy in the organization, and that's not true. The R&F phrase is used by the organization to describe publishers at the bottom of the organizational pyramid. It isn't used to describe those at the top. And JWs at the bottom of the pyramid have no right to question the direction of those at the top, because they do not have the special capacity to interpret the Bible for themselves. JWs rely on the GB to get a proper understanding of the Bible. TheyÂ have definitiveÂ authority on Bible understanding.
So, there is a disparity between R&F JWs and the specially chosen ones. If everyone was truly equal, wouldn't we all be able to interpret the Bible for ourselves? That idea is actually discouraged in the organization.
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