About sharing The Jehovah's Witness movement has been on a year-long drive to recruit commuters at UK train stations, shopping centres and parks. It's a change of tactics, writes Sophie Robehmed.
Everybody is familiar with the Jehovah's Witnesses' standard modus operandi. Two polite people knock at the door and try and engage a householder in jw chat. The visit is often less than welcome and there are plenty of examples of comic sketches mocking the phenomenon.
But for the last year, the Christian-based religious movement has been trying a different method in the UK. In London alone, the movement says it has 1, people giving away jw chat - and they get through about 6, brochures, 20, books, andmagazines every month.
The tactic was pioneered in New York three years ago and is set to expand further. At weekly congregation meetings, volunteers are encouraged to let passers-by approach rather than trying to stop them. The tactics seem the polar opposite of the doorstep approach - most of the day the volunteers stand there smiling but saying little. Deep Singh, a coordinator for this latest street drive, who converted from Sikhism 23 years ago, stands with his vhat outstretched, holding books with the title, What does the Bible really teach?
His wife, Ruth, meanwhile, hovers by a jw chat, stocked with copies of Awake!
The couple are ed by another volunteer. And the station's other entrances and exits are manned by other groups.
Welcome to the Jehovah's Witness Discussion Forum | sesamestreetsnapbackscappelli.club Community Information
Even standing by the cht for an hour, it seems that few passers-by stop to talk. And it's emphasised that it's an jw chat rather than a departure from the door-to-door evangelism, but adherents are optimistic that the new tactic is making an impact.
Life is a mess, and we help to improve people morally, spiritually and emotionally," says Deep. Headquarters of the movement in New York Although Christian-based, the group believes that the traditional Christian Churches have deviated from the true teachings of the Bible, and do not work in full harmony with God The traditional Christian Church does not regard the movement as a mainstream Christian denomination because it rejects the Christian doctrine of the Trinity Jehovah's witnesses believe that humanity is now in the 'last days' and that the final battle between good and evil will happen soon Find jw chat Gelsenkirchen women looking for sex from BBC Religion But Scott Terry, a former Jehovah's Witness for 14 years and author of Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion, believes that a widespread apathy towards door-to-door ministry is behind this latest approach.
I know Jehovah's Witnesses who go to great lengths to stretch those hours by jw chat time spent in the car, travelling to the deated neighbourhoods.
It is less confrontational than knocking on people's doors, and it is an easier way to acquire the hours needed to remain in good standing in the congregation. And there have been many different tactics.
It combined moving pictures, sound recordings, and coloured glass slides to re-enact Biblical scenes. In the s, we started to use the radio to spread the message from the Bible. And in some senses, the current jw chat drive is a return to tactics. Related Topics.