• Index 1986-2013
  • Full-Time Ministry

FULL-TIME MINISTRY

accepting theocratic direction: w94 12/1 12

appreciation for life in: w05 3/15 13-14, 20

associating with those in: w10 1/15 20; w09 7/15 10-11

attitude if unable to enter: w92 1/1 8-9

attitude toward assignments: w13 8/15 28-29

Bible examples:

blessings:

relationship with Jehovah: w13 9/15 28-30

caring for aged parents: g04 6/8 8; w98 8/1 25-29; w93 9/1 26; w89 3/1 13; w87 6/1 15-16; w87 6/15 27

compared to Naziriteship: w04 8/1 24-25

discussion: je 22-23

disqualifying factors:

sexual abuse of child: w97 1/1 28-29

encouragement to continue: w13 9/15 30-31; w97 9/15 21-24

encouragement to enter: w13 9/15 31; w12 6/15 23-24; w12 10/15 21; w04 6/1 17-19; km 5/99 8; w89 4/1 29; g89 5/8 12-13; km 10/89 1-2; w88 7/1 11; w88 12/15 25-27; km 6/88 1, 4; w87 2/1 15-20; w87 8/15 11-15; km 7/87 1-2; w86 1/15 13; w86 4/15 28-30; w86 7/1 12-13; w86 8/1 19-20; km 7/86 1, 3; km 8/86 7; km 11/86 1-2

how parents can offer: w05 9/15 24; km 4/02 4; km 6/01 6; km 3/93 3

reasoning of those who discourage: w87 8/15 11-12

trusting in Jehovah: km 2/90 3

examining one’s circumstances: km 2/90 3

examples: jv 284-291

children: w95 2/15 24-25

elderly: km 2/91 1; w87 5/15 27; yb87 24; w86 1/15 20; w86 7/15 30-31

feelings after 40 years: w90 5/15 28

Gilead students explain choice: w98 12/1 24; g87 3/8 16-18; g86 6/8 25-27

giving up worldly careers for: w12 11/1 10-11; w11 5/15 12; w08 4/15 16, 24; w07 5/1 27; w07 8/1 30; w06 6/15 13; w06 8/1 28-29; w02 8/15 24; w93 5/15 29; yb91 80-82; w89 7/1 12; w88 8/15 20; g87 8/22 12; w86 4/15 28-30; w86 5/1 22-24; w86 6/15 12

lawyer: g87 2/8 12-13

maintaining joy: w97 9/15 21-24

many years: w86 3/1 21-25

multiple sclerosis: w06 6/1 13-14

needy mother encourages offspring to enter: w06 1/1 12

on crutches or in wheelchair: w90 12/1 26-29

paralytic: w06 6/1 20

parents encourage offspring to stay in assignment: w93 11/1 29-30

self-sacrifice: w05 11/15 8-9

self-sufficiency: w03 6/1 11

simplify life: w03 3/1 20-21

women: yb91 131-133

youths: w09 7/15 24-27; w08 4/15 16; w07 5/1 27; km 10/06 1; w02 8/15 24; w02 10/1 9-11; w00 11/1 19-20; w95 2/15 24-25; g88 1/22 22-23; w86 7/15 30; w86 9/1 5

experiences:

devoted electrician: w95 3/1 12-13

food provided: yb89 64

happiness: w04 9/1 6-7

money for gasoline provided: w13 9/15 30

needs provided: yb08 244-245; w06 1/1 12; w06 6/15 13; yb91 142-144

part-time employment obtained: w12 7/15 32; w06 6/15 14; yb00 91; w93 6/1 12; yb93 235, 237-238; w88 12/15 26-27

factors helping to enter: w87 2/1 18-20

chart: w86 7/1 26

financial support: jv 284-286; w92 11/1 17-18

not expected from parents: w97 8/15 20

not expected from those served: w89 12/1 27

Paul’s example: bt 148-150; w89 12/1 25; it-2 649

special full-time servants: w05 11/1 30; je 21-23

hospitality to those in: bt 213; w07 9/15 10; w96 10/1 17-18

increase of number in: br78 6; w87 2/1 15; w86 1/1 19

number of auxiliary and regular pioneers: w88 1/1 17

international volunteers and servants: w87 10/15 15, 20

joy in: w97 9/15 21-24

Kingdom Hall construction servants: yb02 18

life stories:

A Barren Land Becomes Fertile: w94 10/1 21-25

Accepting Jehovah’s Invitations Brings Rewards: w01 12/1 24-29

A Choice I’ve Never Regretted: g89 8/22 11-15

A Comics Artist Pursues Happiness: g88 2/22 23-27

A Life I Would Not Want to Change: g94 4/8 14-17

Alone but Never Abandoned: w95 7/1 26-29

Always Finding Something to Do for Jehovah: w89 10/1 22-26

A Rich, Rewarding Life in Jehovah’s Service: w94 4/1 20-24

A Search for Errors Led to the Truth: w08 12/1 26-29

A Singing Career That Brings Lasting Happiness: g90 8/8 22-25

A Unique Reunion After 30 Years: g02 10/22 21-24

Benefiting From Loyalty of Loved Ones: w06 9/1 8-12

Blessed by Putting God First: g 3/09 12-15

Blessed With a Special Heritage: w00 10/1 24-29

Determined to Accomplish Our Ministry: w07 6/1 16-20

Determined to Continue Serving My Creator: w05 12/1 13-17

Eager to Serve Jehovah—No Matter Where: w13 7/15 27-31

Finding Comfort in “the Valley of Deep Shadow”: g98 4/8 21-24

Five Decades of Full-Time Service Near the Arctic Circle: w13 4/15 17-21

From Dark Dungeons to the Swiss Alps: w04 6/1 24-28

From Emperor Worship to True Worship: w98 12/1 27-31

From Silent Service to Sacred Service: g 11/09 12-14

Giving Jehovah What He Deserves: w99 10/1 22-25

Glorifying Peace Instead of War: g01 4/8 22-24

God Has Been Merciful to Me: w08 7/1 26-29

God Is a “Doer of Great Things”—How I Came to Know It: w10 12/1 26-29

Godly Contentment Has Sustained Me: w04 3/1 22-27

Grateful Despite Tragedies—How the Bible Helped Me to Cope: w09 6/1 18-21

Growing Up With Jehovah’s Organization in South Africa: w93 4/1 19-23

Happy for My Share in Global Bible Education: w05 7/1 8-12

Happy in a Genuine Worldwide Brotherhood: w94 9/1 22-25

“Here I Am! Send Me”: w93 5/1 28-31

I Found Treasure of Excelling Value: w94 1/1 28-31

If We Do God’s Will, He Will Never Abandon Us: w89 2/1 22-27

I Have Seen That Jehovah Is Good: w87 10/1 26-30

“Instead of Gold, I Found Diamonds”: w97 3/1 20-24

I Received ‘the Requests of My Heart’: w05 11/1 8-12

I Responded in Harvesttime: w92 7/1 21-23

I Swallowed My Pride and Found Happiness: w92 8/1 26-27

I’ve Seen It Grow in Southern Africa: w90 2/1 26-31

I Wanted to Be Like Jephthah’s Daughter: w11 12/1 27-29

Jehovah Acts in Loyalty: w97 6/1 19-23

Jehovah Always Rewards His Loyal Ones: w00 9/1 26-30

Jehovah Blessed My Decisions: w86 8/1 22-26

Jehovah Blessed My Determination: w90 10/1 26-29

Jehovah Fills My Every Need: w88 11/1 10-14

Jehovah Has Been My Crag: w99 9/1 25-29

Jehovah Has Been My Refuge: w96 12/1 24-28

Jehovah Has Given Me Strength: w90 12/1 26-29

Jehovah Has Provided “Power Beyond What Is Normal”: w02 1/1 23-28

Jehovah Has Sustained Me as a Friend: w89 5/1 10-13

Jehovah Is a God of Loving-Kindness to Me: w99 11/1 24-28

“Jehovah Is My Strength”: w08 10/15 17-20

Jehovah Proved to Be With Me: w96 6/1 20-24

Jehovah Richly Rewards Those Who Keep His Way: w05 8/1 16-20

Jehovah’s Blessing Has Made Me Rich: w90 7/1 10-13

Jehovah’s Way Is the Best Way of Living: w92 4/1 20-23

Keeping Eyes and Heart Fixed on the Prize: w96 8/1 21-25

Keeping My Promise to Serve God: w99 6/1 20-23

‘Living With Jehovah’s Day Close in Mind’: w91 7/1 20-23

Making Adjustments Has Been Rewarding: w11 12/15 3-7

Making Full-Time Service a Career: w89 9/1 23-30

Making Service to Jehovah My Career: w13 12/1 8-10

More Than 50 Years of ‘Stepping Over’: w96 11/1 22-27

My Heart Overflows With Gratitude: w97 9/1 25-28

Ninety Years Ago I Began to ‘Remember My Grand Creator’: w09 7/15 24-27

Obeying Jehovah Has Brought Me Many Blessings: w13 6/15 3-6

Perseverance Brings Joy: w06 7/1 8-12

Pleasing Jehovah Is My Primary Concern: w98 11/1 19-23

Receiving the ‘Requests of My Heart’: w86 7/1 9-13

Right Choices Led to Lifelong Blessings: w07 1/1 12-16

Sacrifices Bring Rich Rewards: g87 8/22 11-15

Saved out of All My Distresses: g 11/06 21-23

Seeking First the Kingdom—A Secure and Happy Life: w03 3/1 23-29

Serving Jehovah Has Been My Delight: w11 10/15 18-22

Serving Joyfully Despite Infirmities: w06 6/1 16-20

Serving the Greatest Artist of All: w90 4/1 21-22

Serving Under Jehovah’s Loving Hand: w96 5/1 25-29

Serving With a Sense of Urgency: w93 11/1 26-30

Serving With a Spirit of Self-Sacrifice: w02 3/1 20-25

Seventy Years of Holding On to the Skirt of a Jew: w12 4/15 18-21

“Since We Have This Ministry ... , We Do Not Give Up”: w95 2/1 20-25

Small Sacrifices Brought Us Great Blessings: w04 4/1 24-28

Something Better Than Fame: g05 6/8 30; g04 8/22 19-23

Staying Close to Jehovah’s Organization: w87 7/1 26-31

Sustained by Jehovah All My Days: w01 3/1 23-27

Sustained by My Faith—Living With ALS: g 1/06 25-29; g 10/06 28

Thanking Jehovah—Through Full-Time Service!: w00 5/1 24-28

The Best Thing to Do With My Life: w95 3/1 25-28

“The Hand of Jehovah” in My Life: w94 3/1 24-28

There Is Nothing Better Than the Truth: w98 1/1 25-29

“There Is Pleasantness at Your Right Hand Forever”: w12 3/15 3-6

“The Secret” We Learned From Our Sacred Service: w12 6/15 3-6

Trusting in Jehovah Brings Happiness: w90 9/1 10-14

‘We Have Done What We Ought to Have Done’: w98 8/1 19-24

We Have Learned to Live With Epilepsy: g90 6/22 12-15

We Stuck to Our Assignment: w02 11/1 20-25

We Were Given a Pearl of Very High Value: w95 6/1 20-25

“What Shall I Repay to Jehovah?”: w03 12/1 24-28

Why I Left the Circus: g 6/07 14-15

“You Do Not Know What Your Life Will Be Tomorrow”: w06 5/1 15-16; w00 12/1 24-28

“Your Loving-Kindness Is Better Than Life”: w98 2/1 24-28

material assistance:

not discouraging those in: w04 11/15 23

only those with special circumstances cannot pioneer (quote): w87 2/1 15

progressive achievement: km 10/89 2

special responsibility of those in: w91 2/1 13-14

succeeding in: w89 5/15 21-23

when in poor health: w97 9/15 22-23

women: km 2/00 1

Worldwide Order of Special Full-Time Servants of Jehovah’s Witnesses: yb03 30; yb95 5-6

royal decree recognizes members as ministers (Spain) (2008): yb09 24

youths:

number in: w86 8/1 20