Sunday, September 27, 2015

Annual Meeting 2015 Updates: New Provisions

Updated 09/26/2016: We have an updated post about the 2016 Annual Meeting of Jehovah's Witnesses. It contains speculations and expectations on the upcoming program. Click here to view it.

Below are some new provisions and changes that were announced at the 2015 Annual Meeting.

Our Christian Life and Ministry — Meeting Workbook
Click here to see the January 2016 Meeting Workbook at
  • This will replace "Our Kingdom Ministry".
  • This will be an eight-page monthly publication with four colors.
  • Outlines the weekly meeting schedule and features artwork designed to make your personal reading of the Bible more meaningful.
  • A workbook that prompts you to make personal notes.

Our Christian Life and Ministry Meeting
  • That is the new name of our midweek meeting and has different program format.
  • It will replace the current CBS (Congregation Bible Study), Theocratic Ministry School, and Service Meeting.
  • The entire meeting will be 1 hour and 45 minutes (including the songs and prayer).
  • There's a video to help us become familiar with these new midweek meeting format. (Watch it now at JW Broadcasting.)
  • This meeting will start on January 2016.
  • Will begin with an opening song and prayer, then comments from the Life and Ministry Meeting chairman.
  • He will introduce the first section of the meeting which is called "Treasures From God’s Word".
  • 10 minutes: Talk. Based on the weekly Bible reading and artwork from the workbook (Our Christian Life and Ministry—Meeting Workbook).
  • 8 minutes: "Digging for Spiritual Gems". Question and answer. Based on weekly Bible reading. Questions are found at the workbook.
  • The next section is Apply Yourself to the Field Ministry which is only 15 minutes.
  • Includes student presentations assigned to brothers or sisters, but on the first week of every month video presentations will replace student presentations.
  • The final section is "Living as Christians."
  • Begins with a song.
  • First 15 minutes: One or two parts that will help us apply God's Word.
  • 30 minutes: Congregation Bible Study.
  • Then the chairman will review the whole meeting, preview material for next week and say some announcement if any.
  • Then closing song and prayer.

"Teach Us" Book
Click here to see the "Teach Us" book at
  • A new 224-page book entitled "What Can the Bible Teach Us?"
  • The truth presented in a simpler manner.
  • Will not replace the "Bible Teach" book.
  • Has a slightly altered cover design to differentiate this book from the "Bible Teach" book
  • Available in more than 200 languages including sign language and braille.

Public edition of The Watchtower and Awake!
Click here to see the new Watchtower and Awake! magazines at
  • Starting in January 2016, magazines will now become bimonthly (or every two months).
  • Offering magazine will be one issue per month. (For example: On January, only the Watchtower will be offered. Then on February, only the Awake! magazine, then only the Watchtower magazine again for March and so on.)
  • No more issue date printed on cover. Instead, a number and year will be shown.

Revised "Organized" Book
Click here to see the "Organized" book at
  • Revised Organized to Do Jehovah’s Will book will be available in selected languages at

New World Translation (Study Edition)
Click here to see the NWT - Study Edition at


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