Now, I know that the Jehovah’s Witnesses go door to door to spread the Word. And I wanted to know when the Witnesses have found someone open to the beliefs and are working on converting them do they ever come to the person’s home for one on one Bible study sessions?
Is it forbidden for a Jehovah’s Witness to go alone to visit a non-Jehovah’s Witness at home even if it is for the purpose of Bible study? Or are Bible studies only done in larger groups at the Kingdom Hall?
Yes, they do come to your home, but not alone. They come in twos or threes for home bible study, just like the door-to-door service. They frown on any socializing with non-JWs – and if you do have a home bible study, you don’t go to the house by yourself. In my congregation, the schedule was something like this: At the Kingdom Hall, there is the public meeting and Watchtower study on Sunday (total 2 hours), and usually Tuesday and Thursday nights have one-hour meetings for ministry school (public speaking and ministry practice sessions) as well as a book study (only their own books) which is sometimes held at members’ homes. Sometimes there is an additional Friday meeting for the “youth” (teenagers) – unless they have phased that out (which, given my own experiences, wouldn’t surprise me at all).
Note to blog readers: This was a question from a creative writer – not from anyone planning anything nefarious! lol