When you are making headway with Witnesses on a particular matter, often they will try to change the subject. We all do this to some extent, but it’s a special challenge when you are trying to get through to Jehovah’s Witnesses.
So how do you stay on topic and avoid getting sidetracked?
With Student Role Teaching, you control the situation by the questions you ask.
Let me give you three examples. Continue reading
Jehovah’s Witnesses aren’t allowed to question Watchtower teachings—but you are!
After all, you aren’t expected to understand what Witnesses understand already.
If you let them be the teachers and you accept the role of being one of their students, you will be allowed to ask questions they would never dare to ask.
In fact, you can raise questions they would never even think to ask.
But you have to be careful how you do it. Continue reading
Jehovah’s Witnesses must be the teachers, and you must be the student.
That’s the only way to get them to continue to have ongoing spiritual discussions with you.
You will actually be teaching them things, of course, but indirectly (as a questioning student) rather than directly (as a teacher).
Evidence Ministries President Keith Walker calls this “Student Role Teaching.”
Here’s why Jehovah’s Witnesses insist on being the teachers. Continue reading
When Jehovah’s Witnesses come to your door, they won’t be adlibbing.
They have been well-trained in what to say in order to try to set up a series of meetings with you.
These will be meetings where they will be in charge and hope to systematically teach you Watchtower doctrine until you are ready to become a Jehovah’s Witness yourself.
Today, I’m going to walk you through that process so you’ll know what they will do and why. Continue reading
In order to get through to Jehovah’s Witnesses, we need to learn to think like a Jehovah’s Witness thinks.
I don’t mean we need to agree with them. I mean we need to understand them.
We need to know what they believe and why.
We need to understand what will put them at ease and what will arouse opposition.
We need to understand how our words might be misconstrued so we can avoid those pitfalls. Continue reading