YOUNG PEOPLE ASK
Why Attend Meetings at the Kingdom Hall?
Twice each week, Jehovah’s Witnesses hold meetings at their places of worship, called Kingdom Halls. What goes on there, and how can you benefit by attending?
What happens at a Kingdom Hall?
The Kingdom Hall is a center for learning that focuses on practical Bible education. The meetings held there can help you:
learn the truth about God.
understand the meaning behind current events.
become a better person.
find the best kind of friends.
Did you know? The meeting place of Jehovah’s Witnesses is called a Kingdom Hall because God’s Kingdom is prominently discussed there.—Matthew 6:9, 10; 24:14; Luke 4:43.
Why should you attend?
The information will help you. The Bible principles discussed at the meetings of Jehovah’s Witnesses will help you “acquire wisdom.” (Proverbs 4:5) That means the Bible can actually help you make good decisions in life. It can also help you answer life’s big questions, including:
The following are just a few titles of the talks that are given at our weekend meetings:
Why Be Guided by the Bible?
Where Can You Get Help in Times of Distress?
What God’s Kingdom Is Doing for Us Now.
“A classmate came to one of the meetings. He sat with our family, and we shared our books with him. Afterward, he told me that he was really impressed with the comments people gave during the audience-participation parts. He also said that at his church they don’t have study material like we do.”—Brenda.
Did you know? Seats are free at the Kingdom Hall, and no collections are ever taken.
The association will encourage you. The Bible says that one reason Christians should meet together is to be “encouraging one another.” (Hebrews 10:24, 25) Good association among people who put God and others before themselves is refreshing in this largely self-centered world.
“After a long day, I may feel sad and run-down, but the people at the Kingdom Hall always make me feel better. On my way home after a meeting, I feel happy and ready to tackle another day.”—Elisa.
Did you know? There are more than 120,000 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world, meeting at more than 60,000 locations. Each year, on average, about 1,500 Kingdom Halls are built to accommodate the increase in attenders. a
a To find a meeting location, go to the “Congregation Meetings of Jehovah’s Witnesses” page and click on “Find a Location Near You.”