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If there is a shortage of speakers in an area, arrangements are made to have these talks as often as possible. Christ Jesus, his apostles, and their associates conducted public meetings similar to those enjoyed today by congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Without question, Jesus was the greatest public speaker ever on earth.

It was said concerning him: At Acts 2: Many were motivated to act as a result of what they heard. Later, individuals benefited from Paul's discourse in Athens. We should give full support to the arrangement for Public Meetings. It equips us to have a full share in preaching the Kingdom good news, making disciples, and declaring the approaching execution of divine judgment.

But the application of Jehovah's righteous principles in our life has a direct bearing on the effectiveness of our field ministry and the fruitage that we produce. Appropriately, the Service Meeting gives attention to all these facets of our service to God. You will receive a copy through the congregation. When a new issue of Our Kingdom Ministry is received, the presiding overseer carefully analyzes what it contains and assigns the various meeting parts to qualified brothers.

He may arrange for such assignments to be made through one of the other elders. Elders and well-qualified ministerial servants are assigned to handle the various parts on the Service Meeting program. They should be careful, not to introduce additional material, but to develop the program parts as outlined in Our Kingdom Ministry. This means that they need to study the assigned material carefully to determine what the principal points of instruction are and how to handle them so that the brothers will understand and remember them.

Careful thought is also given to application of the material to the situation of the local congregation. While there are various ways that material can effectively be presented, in no case should the method of presentation overshadow the material presented. Demonstrations should not be dramatic productions with a lot of stage props. Use natural settings, such. Settings should fit what is encountered locally so that the publishers can relate to them.

Exemplary baptized publishers and their well-trained minor children may be asked to participate in certain parts, such as demonstrations. They may be interviewed or invited to relate their experiences. If you have an opportunity to participate, cooperate joyfully and conscientiously, recognizing that this is part of your service to Jehovah.

It should be the heartfelt desire of each Christian to live in a way that encourages others to follow Jesus Christ as dedicated Witnesses of Jehovah.

To that end, Service Meeting programs are designed to reach the following objectives: You will benefit if before the meeting, you go over the program outlined in Our Kingdom Ministry.

At times, articles in various publications of Jehovah's Witnesses are considered. Not only will advance re-. While offering a variety of information that is of interest and benefit to the entire congregation.

The curriculum includes Bible readings. Jesus gave them detailed instructions on what to say and do. When all in the congregation attend the Service Meeting regularly. They are based on sound Scriptural precedent. Counsel is given to students to help them progressively improve in their presentations.

It is also very beneficial for anyone who desires to become a dedicated servant of God. Before sending his disciples out to preach. The more you absorb from the Service Meeting. Bible talks. Since every baptized Witness is a minister. Make attendance at this meeting part of your weekly schedule of activity. Meetings of this sort are nothing new. For many years the Theocratic Ministry School has proved its worth in training Jehovah's Witnesses to be effective proclaimers of the Kingdom.

We should make every effort to be present to fulfill our assignment. This schedule outlines the material to be used and how the assignments are to be handled. By enrolling in the Theocratic Ministry School. In the case of brothers. Occasional reviews provide a means of self-examination regarding individual progress in ministerial training. When we have a part in the school. The instruction there can help us to demonstrate "fine works" as public praisers of Jehovah.

Those enrolled will be notified well in advance concerning their student assignments so that they can prepare thoroughly. Each year Jehovah's organization provides a Theocratic Ministry School Schedule setting out the program to be followed. All who are actively associated with the congregation.

We should feel free to use any of these publications at the Kingdom Hall before or after the meetings. The prophet Isaiah said: Watch Tower Publications Indexes.

As a regular part of our spiritual feeding program. Being taught to use God's Word in this way is a blessing. Under the direction of holy spirit.

Those enrolled in the Theocratic Ministry School can benefit greatly from the use of the Kingdom Hall library. The library should contain the available publications of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Over the years. Besides conducting the lesson. The book study is opened and closed with prayer. Such personal assistance may include appropriate Scriptural counsel. Why is this so? It is because the Congregation Book Study arrangement provides not only for making a careful and detailed study of Bible subjects but also for giving more personal attention to the spiritual growth of each individual in these small groups.

The Congregation Book Study overseer is a student of God's Word and is qualified to help others to increase in Bible knowledge and to apply this knowledge in practical ways. Study groups meet in convenient locations scattered throughout the congregation territory. This meeting is a group study using the Bible and a textbook provided by Jehovah's Witnesses.

This assistance is a reflection of Jehovah's loving-kindness and his tender care for his people. In some respects. The Kingdom Hall may also be used for this purpose. A capable ministerial servant may conduct the book study if an elder is not available.

If no capable brother is available. The Congregation Book Study overseer will arrange in advance for a baptized brother who is a good reader to read the paragraphs.

In a small group such as this. As we attend week by week. We will learn the reasons for statements that are made in the publication and how to support them from the Bible as well as how to conduct discussions of the same material with others whom we are able to help in our field ministry. Each week. Having the study groups scattered throughout the congregation territory makes it convenient both for us and for newly interested people in the neighborhood to attend. Whereas anyone present may share in the reading of the scriptures.

To impress principal thoughts on the mind of each one. We should make every effort to bring others with us to the meeting so that they can get a taste of the spiritually upbuilding discussions and the warm association that we enjoy. The group is then ready to go into the field. Whether a new congregation is formed from an already existing congregation or is made up of publishers in an isolated area.

In addition to being a place for group study. By cooperating in all these arrangements. Arrangements can be made at this meeting to help newer ones or others who may need assistance in the preaching work. Discussion of a Bible text—preferably the daily text if it is field service related—suggestions for dealing with situations likely to be encountered in the field. Field service arrangements are made. Such meetings last from 10 to 15 minutes.

Here the group may meet at convenient times before going out into the field. Such meetings provide practical instruction and real encouragement for those going out in the witness work. In a newly formed congregation. They read and comment on the material provided by Jehovah's Witnesses.

In some cases. If no one qualifies. None of the sisters give actual discourses at meetings. These joyous occasions afford everyone opportunities to "widen out" in Christian association. When such is the case. Each year arrangements are made for congregations assigned to the same circuit to assemble together for a one-day special assembly day and a two-day circuit assembly. Arrangements for these gatherings in some lands may vary according to circumstances or on the basis of direction from the Governing Body.

At special assembly days and circuit assemblies. The programs usually feature parts that deal with local situations or counsel that specifically applies to the particular circuit. The information is presented by means of a variety of methods.

All are encouraged by the reports and experiences related concerning the work of preaching the good news. These are usually organized as three-day district conventions. Such timely instruction builds up all who attend. National conventions are also organized. The larger conventions give evidence that Jehovah's people indeed form an international brotherhood of dedicated Christians bearing the identifying mark of disciples of Jesus Christ.

We are specifically commanded to observe this Memorial. In some smaller branches. The date of the Memorial corresponds with the date of the Passover. Jehovah's Witnesses consider district conventions to be of particular importance in promoting spiritual growth and in reviewing progress in fulfilling the Christian commission to preach the good news. By attending local congregation meetings as well as the larger assemblies and conventions of Jehovah's people.

We can all be thankful that Jehovah has provided these periods of spiritual refreshment for his dedicated people in this time of the end. By their attendance they show their appreciation for the provision Jehovah God has made for the benefit of all mankind through his Son. They endeavor to invite all interested ones to attend. Jehovah's Witnesses view the Memorial as a special event and make every effort to be in attendance each year. In the first part of the year. The talk provides a timely message for those who want to be pleasing to God and is designed to stimulate further interest in Bible study.

Jehovah's Witnesses joyfully anticipate occasions for assembling together at meetings. It is. Matthew Luke 4: By showing due appreciation for Jehovah's provisions through his organization. Jehovah gave us a perfect model to follow. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me ["become my disciples. Jesus said: Indicating that this would be spiritually refreshing.

God's servants are bound together in unity. They were to represent the Most High God! And he that disregards you disregards me too. As God's Chief Minister.

Jesus called certain individuals to come and be his followers. Jesus helps that person to preach the good news as one of God's ministers. He could be urged to speak with relatives. Having come to Jesus. Always keep in mind that service to God must be rendered with clean hands and out of a pure heart.

Baptism constitutes our ordination as ministers. With his help we have been able to make our mind over. Very likely. You may observe that he is living in harmony with the information he has learned from studying the Bible.

Luke 6: When a person accompanies us in the field ministry. They will consider the following points: But there are some aspects of the student's life that the elders will want to discuss with him and you together before you invite him to accompany you in the field service and to share in publicly witnessing to others.

The presiding overseer will arrange to have two elders one being a member of the Congregation Service Committee discuss this matter with you and the Bible student. This is an important step in teaching new ones to be followers of Jesus Christ as ministers of the good news.

If the person is living with one of the opposite sex. John 6: Heb It may move him to make even greater efforts to serve Jehovah and to turn in field service reports regularly each month.

It is important that he understand that those who share with Jehovah's Witnesses in their preaching activity must be leading a life that harmonizes with these Scriptural requirements. The elders can explain that when a Bible student qualifies as an un-baptized publisher and reports field service for the first time.

Getting better acquainted with the new publisher and showing a personal interest in what he has accomplished can have a fine influence on the individual. After he reports field service for the first time. If he is qualified. His expressions will help the elders determine whether he knows what is expected of him and whether he is qualified to a reasonable degree to begin participating in the field ministry.

They can assure him that all the elders take an interest in the field service reports that are turned in each month. Once the elders determine that the Bible student qualifies to engage in the field ministry. The presiding overseer will arrange to have two elders one being a member of the Congregation Service Committee meet with the child and his parent s.

It would be appropriate for the parent to approach one of the elders on the Congregation Service Committee to discuss whether the child is qualified to become a publisher. If the child has a basic knowledge of Bible truth and gives evidence of wanting to share in Kingdom service.

Jesus received young children to himself and blessed them. After considering these and other factors similar to those that apply to adults. If you are a parent. When a child is exemplary in his conduct and is moved from the heart to make a personal expression of his faith by speaking to others about the good news. You need to show others that you have made a dedication to God. You should make your desire known to the presiding overseer of the congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses with which you are associating.

For further information. No one else can do it for you. He will arrange for several elders to hold discussions with you to make sure that you meet the divine requirements for baptism. To make a dedication to God means to approach him in prayer and solemnly to promise to use your life to serve him and to walk in his ways faithfully.

You make it known by getting baptized in water. This is a personal. From the time Jesus first told his disciples that the good news would be preached throughout all the earth. Dedication signifies a setting apart for a sacred purpose. How these exciting reports must have impelled them to move ahead with their divinely commissioned work.

The encouraging report was made that "Jehovah continued to join to them daily those being saved" and that "a great crowd of priests began to be obedient to the faith. Paul reported in his letter to the Colossians that the good news was "bearing fruit and increasing in all the world" and had been "preached in all creation that is under heaven.

A seemingly impossible task had been completed. How encouraging it was for those faithful Christian workers to hear reports of what was being accomplished! In like manner. Jehovah's modern-day organization endeavors to keep precise records of the work being done in fulfillment of Matthew Mark 6: Early followers of Jesus Christ took an interest in reports of progress in the preaching work.

Soon the number of disciples grew to 3. About C. Each time a home Bible study is conducted. You may also report return visits for studies conducted with a newly baptized person who needs temporary assistance.

In reporting "Return Visits. In the columns titled "Books. Jehovah will see to it that this work is completed. A return visit can be made not only by calling on someone at home but also by writing a letter.

When you conduct a home Bible study with an inactive brother or sister at the direction of a member of the Congregation Service Committee. The Field Service Report slip provided by the organization indicates what information is to be included. In order to count a return visit. Although Bible studies are usually conducted each week. The number you indicate on the Field Service Report slip and the number of Study Report slips you turn in should be the same.

Your field service time should start when you begin your witness work and end when you finish your last call in each witnessing period. It is important to submit an accurate report of "Hours of Field Service. In lands where the Study Report slip is used.

If for some reason two publishers are working together. There are essential activities for which time is not counted. After filling out each slip completely and accurately.

You may also count a Bible study that you conduct with an inactive brother or sister at the direction of a member of the Congregation Service Committee. This provision is made.

These cards are not personal property. Such a publisher may report field service in minute increments rather than in full hours. Time spent in the field service should be reported in full hours.

Congregation publishers are likewise encouraged to put Kingdom interests first and exert themselves in the ministry to accomplish all that they can in the field according to their individual circumstances. An exception to this is made when a publisher is very limited because of advanced age. All of Jehovah's dedicated servants endeavor to be whole-souled in the ministry.

This arrangement also applies to a publisher who is temporarily limited. The Congregation Service Committee will determine whether a publisher qualifies for this arrangement. Even if he gives a witness for just 15 minutes during a month. If the secretary of your former congregation knows the name of the congregation to which you have relocated.

If you are to be away from your congregation for a period of less than three months.

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Jehovah knows what we are doing. God kept account of the number of those who were faithful as well as those who disobeyed. The secretary of your new congregation will request that your Congregation's Publisher Record card s be forwarded. Some have asked: No doubt all of us need occasional reminders.

He recorded the progressive conquest of the land of Canaan and the accomplishments of the faithful judges of Israel. But if we cultivate the right attitude toward reporting our field ministry and if we understand why doing so is important. Judges 7: Consider the following examples: Genesis It could be that encouragement is needed or that there are problems to be resolved.

He inspired this written record of what took place. There are a number of reasons why we report our field service today. What areas are more productive?

Where is little progress being made? What publications are needed to help people learn the truth? Responsible overseers will take note of reports and endeavor to rectify any condition that may be hindering the progress of individuals or of the congregation as a whole. The figures may show that there has been progress in some activities but that publisher increase or growth in other areas has slowed down. Historical events recorded in the Bible demonstrate the exactness of reports and records kept by Jehovah's name people.

In many cases. Although these reports obviously do not include all that we do in serving Jehovah. For most of us. On the other hand. Are we not thrilled when we hear about the work our brothers are doing in preaching the good news worldwide? Reports of increases in the number of publishers help us to get an overall view of the expansion of Jehovah's organization.

Individual experiences warm our hearts and fill us with zeal. Ezekiel saw six men with smashing weapons in their hands coming forth to execute judgment upon apostate Jerusalem. In this small way. In prophetic vision. These can give us a valuable basis for measuring our own progress in the ministry. Doing so will be greatly appreciated by the brothers who are assigned to compile the congregation field service report for mailing to the branch office.

We do not know what final report Jehovah will request regarding the grand preaching work accomplished in fulfillment of Matthew It is obvious that Jehovah is now. All publishers of the good news should report their service activity promptly at the end of each month.

This one had a secretary's inkhorn with him. I myself. As a vigorous proclaimer of the good news of God's Kingdom. John 3: Certainly we are. Luke 5: Consider the opportunities that are open to Christians today to share in the work initiated by Jesus Christ nearly 2.

They have used this method of reaching people with the Kingdom message so extensively that it has virtually become their trademark.

The good results obtained give evidence of Jehovah's approval and blessing. He took the initiative to go out among the people. Mark 4: House-to-house preaching is not a modern innovation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Life itself hangs in the balance for all mankind. Describing his ministry to the overseers in Ephesus. It was firmly established in the days of the apostles. The end of the present wicked system of things is rapidly approaching.

Today the need to reach people with the good news is even more urgent. So there is need for intensive effort on our part now. Seeing this need. Because of your personality makeup. Jesus promised his disciples that he would be with them "all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.

He said: There may even be governmental restrictions with which to cope. You may have physical limitations. If you are taking advantage of every opportunity to do so.

It is a satisfying way for us to have a share in the ministry. We must take courage and have confidence like that expressed by Paul. Do not be discouraged. According to your personal circumstances. By working with others. Finding those deserving of the Kingdom message and noting the reactions of those who are not will enable you personally to experience what Jesus told his disciples. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have been obedient to Jesus' command to "let your light shine.

As you speak to others about the good news. Arrangements are made for house-to-house activity on weekends as well as during the week. They have found that people are more inclined to receive visitors in the late afternoon or early evening hours than in the morning. In areas where it is very difficult to find people at home during the day. Other literature may also be offered to interested people. Presenting The Watchtower and Awake!

Our Kingdom Ministry offers suggestions regarding this. Publishers have been successful in calling on people at places of business. In addition to preaching from house to house. This can be done in a kind and tactful manner by approaching people with a timely subject discussed in one of the magazines. If you are to succeed in helping others embrace the truth that leads to life. Likewise today. This means imitating Jesus and his disciples in their approach to the disciple-making work as well as keeping abreast of the changing times and the varying circumstances of the people in our territory.

You may find witnessing to people in public places an enjoyable way to expand your ministry. Street witnessing has proved very effective in many countries. Very likely on your first call. Making return visits may present a challenge for some. By sharing additional Bible information with them. If you do not feel entirely qualified. Perhaps you have become quite proficient in making a brief presentation of the good news from house to house.

People who expressed interest in the good news when you first called on them will likely be happy to receive you again We not only 'plant' the seed of truth but also 'water' it. Doing so will usually be your objective in making return visits. Why not discuss information contained in that publication? You can prepare for that ahead of time.. You need not feel that way. But when you think of returning to engage the householder in a more detailed discussion of the Bible. You will no doubt find it easier to conduct a home Bible study using one of the publications of Jehovah's Witnesses that is especially designed for that purpose.

Trust in Jehovah. But your patient and loving assistance in helping honesthearted ones become disciples has its own reward. If you do.

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He became a disciple of Jesus Christ. Be sure that you take full advantage of opportunities to improve your own knowledge and understanding of the Scriptures. An interested person we find today may not be familiar with the Bible. Philip "declared to him the good news about Jesus. It is important to teach them how. Relying on Jehovah and making your desire a matter of prayer will bring results. Congregations are organized theocratically to do Jehovah's will. You can receive help to put into practice the suggestions that have appeared in Our Kingdom Ministry and have been demonstrated at the Service Meeting.

By conducting Bible studies. If you need assistance in starting and conducting a home Bible study.

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To accomplish this. Some of the information found in Chapter 4 of this publication may also be helpful. Bible students will make spiritual progress and grow to maturity if we help them to recognize Jehovah's organization and cooperate with it. On these and other occasions. From the very beginning of your Bible discussions with interested people.

At 1 Timothy , we read: "If any man is reaching out for an office of overseer, he is desirous of a fine work.

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The overseer should therefore be irreprehensible, a husband of one wife, moderate in habits, sound in mind, orderly, hospitable, qualified to teach, not a drunken brawler, not a smiter, but reasonable, not belligerent, not a lover of money, a man presiding over his own household in a fine manner, having children in subjection with all seriousness; if indeed any man does not know how to preside over his own household, how will he take care of God's congregation?

Moreover, he should also have a fine testimony from people on the outside, in order Organized to Do Jehovahs Will Page 29 that he might not fall into reproach and a snare of the Devil. For an overseer must be free from accusation as God's steward, not self-willed, not prone to wrath, not a drunken brawler, not a smiter, not greedy of dishonest gain, but hospitable, a lover of goodness, sound in mind, righteous, loyal, self-controlled, holding firmly to the faithful word as respects his art of teaching, that he may be able both to exhort by the teaching that is healthful and to reprove those who contradict.

Other Bible writers discuss additional Christian qualities required of men appointed as overseers, or shepherds, of the congregation. Although the Scriptural requirements may at first seem to be somewhat overwhelming, there should be no reason for Christian men to shy away from desiring the fine work associated with the office of overseer. By taking the lead in manifesting fine Christian qualities, overseers encourage other members of the congregation to do the same.

This is indicated by what the apostle Paul wrote in describing how "gifts in men" are provided "with a view to the readjustment of the holy ones, for ministerial work, for the building up of the body of the Christ, until we all attain to the oneness in the faith and in the accurate Organized to Do Jehovahs Will Page 30 knowledge of the Son of God, to a full-grown man, to the measure of stature that belongs to the fullness of the Christ. Paul instructed Timothy and Titus to appoint qualified men in the congregation to serve as overseers.

They would not be mere boys or newly converted men, "but they would be individuals with experience in Christian living, reflecting a broad knowledge of the Bible, a deep understanding of it, and a genuine love for the congregation. The overseers would be individuals who have the courage to speak up when wrongdoing exists and to take the needed action to correct it, thus protecting the flock from any who would selfishly exploit them.

Their overall way of life would show this. Those qualifying for appointment as overseers of the flock of God would be demonstrating a measure of practical wisdom in their daily lives. If married, they would be adhering to the Christian standard for marriage, namely, husband of one wife, and would be presiding over their own household in a fine manner.

If the overseer has believing children who are in subjection with all seriousness and are not under a charge of debauchery nor unruly, other members of the congregation could confidently approach the overseer for counsel and advice on a wide range of personal matters having to do with family life and Christian living. Having conducted themselves properly within the family arrangement as well as within the community Organized to Do Jehovahs Will Page 31 in general, these men would also be irreprehensible, be free from accusation, and have a fine testimony even from people on the outside.

No valid charge of improper conduct could be brought against them to mar the reputation of the congregation. They would not have been reproved recently for serious wrongdoing. Others in the congregation would be moved to imitate this fine example and entrust their spiritual life to the shepherds' care.

Such qualified men would be able to serve the Christian congregation in a role similar to that of the older men of Israel who were described as "wise and discreet and experienced. Their blamelessness would give them freeness of speech before the congregation. Men qualifying for appointment as overseers would display moderation in personal habits and in their dealings with others.

They would not be fanatics, but their way of life would be characterized by balance, orderliness, and self-control. Moderation would be demonstrated in such things as eating, drinking, recreation, hobbies, and entertainment. They would be moderate in the use of alcoholic beverages so as not to leave themselves open to charges of drunkenness or of being a drunken brawler. One whose senses have been dulled by intoxicating drink easily loses self-control and is not in a position to watch over the spiritual interests of the congregation.

Exercising oversight of the affairs of the congregation requires a man to demonstrate a measure of or- Organized to Do Jehovahs Will Page 32 derliness, being systematic in life, habits, and work. This includes his personal appearance, his home, and his personal activities. Such a man avoids procrastination, and he is able to see what is required and to plan accordingly. He adheres to theocratic order. An overseer must be reasonable.

He must be able to work in unity with and cooperate with others within the body of older men, who are charged with the oversight of the congregation. He should have a proper view of himself in relation to others, both inside and outside the congregation.

As a reasonable person, the overseer would not be opinionated, always considering his views as superior to those of his fellow elders. Others may excel in qualities or abilities that he may lack. Reasonableness comes as a result of basing one's conclusions solidly on the Scriptures and of striving to imitate the example of Jesus Christ.

He would not be self-willed, always insisting that his way or his point of view must be accepted as best. He would not be prone to wrath but would be peaceable in his dealings with others. Similarly, one qualifying to serve as an overseer in the congregation should be sound in mind. This means that he should have a good comprehension of Jehovah's principles and their application.

He should be levelheaded, not hasty in judgment. He should be receptive to counsel and direction. He should not be double-minded, hypocritical, or fanatic. Elders maintain general responsibility for congregational governance, setting meeting times, selecting speakers and conducting meetings, directing the public preaching work, and creating "judicial committees" to investigate and decide disciplinary action for cases involving sexual misconduct or doctrinal breaches. Ministerial servants—appointed in a similar manner to elders—fulfill clerical and attendant duties, but may also teach and conduct meetings.

Jehovah's Witnesses do not practice infant baptism, [] and previous baptisms performed by other denominations are not considered valid. Funding Much of their funding is provided by donations , primarily from members. There is no tithing or collection. They believe that all worship should be directed toward him, and that he is not part of a Trinity ; [] consequently, the group places more emphasis on God than on Christ.

Satan influenced Adam and Eve to disobey God, and humanity subsequently became participants in a challenge involving the competing claims of Jehovah and Satan to universal sovereignty.

Jehovah's Witnesses teach that Satan and his demons were cast down to earth from heaven after October 1, , [] at which point the end times began.Jesus serves as mankind's Redeemer. Romans Counsel is given to students to help them progressively improve in their presentations. In a newly formed congregation.

He also arranges for an audit of the circuit accounts after each assembly. For example. Life itself hangs in the balance for all mankind. According to Paul's words to Titus, the overseer would be "holding firmly to the faithful word as respects his art of teaching, that he may be able both to exhort by the teaching that is healthful and to reprove those who contradict.

Local congregations under each branch are organized into circuits.