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According introductory words in "Shepherd book", this publication is "congregation property". What would be your answer on question -What is congregation? Who are members of congregation? By normal logic all JW members are congregation and by their membership (legality of membership come throughÂ baptism) inÂ congregation are entitled to read this book and Â to get to know the contentÂ of this book. But this is not how reality looks. Many, almostÂ all "ordinary" members even doesn't know that this book or similarÂ writtenÂ instructions exist. AnotherÂ shockingÂ fact from the 2010 Letter to the elders come to daylight.Â Instruction to elders given by GB (or from some WT Department that is under direct supervision of GB) shows usÂ once again howÂ this "theocratic" organization treats women's at all, and sisters as members of the congregation. SistersÂ are compared withÂ unbelieversÂ and working stuff of outsides companies.Â Shameful! This publication is congregation property. A copy is issued to each appointed elder. If an elder is deleted for reasons other than moving to another congregation with a favorable recommendation, he should turn over this handbook to the Congregation Service Committee. The secretary should keep the book in the congregationÂ’s file so that it may be returned to the brother if he is reappointed as an elder. No copies are to be made of any part of this publication. Neither is it to be converted into any electronic format. WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA All Rights Reserved Publishers WATCHTOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF NEW YORK, INC. Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. 2012 Printing This publication is not for sale. It is provided as part of a worldwide Bible educational work supported by voluntary donations. Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the modern-language New World Translation of the Holy ScripturesÂ—With References. Â“Shepherd the Flock of GodÂ”Â—1 Peter 5:2 English (ks10-E) Made in the United States of America Chapter 1 page 6 quote 2. Â“Shepherd the Flock of GodÂ” 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. Â