The Assembly Herald Volume 10, No. 5

The Assembly Herald Volume 10, No. 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...of asking, as any man in his private business would, first, How much money have we to spend? second, What can we secure with such an amount? They determine first how large or expensive a building they would like to have and go forward and make contracts for its erection, leaving the question of their resources to be determined later. The result in nine cases out of ten is a heavy debt, and often one that it is practically impossible for the church either to pay or to carry. When this situation is realized then follow, almost inevitably, appeals for help, spread far and wide and addressed through the public jjrints and private circulars to sister churches. These, it is true, are seldom effective for too many of those to whom they come, like the writer of the above paragraph are themselves in the same condemnation. 2. What are the Boards for if not to pay such debts? Each Board has its own specific work. The Board of Church Erection is the only one which by its charter aids upon the home field in providing church buildings; and it is not within its province to help pay debts upon buildings incurred by such want of business care as is above outlined. Its work as specifically defined by the General Assembly, is so far as its grants are concerned, to aid "feeble churches in the erection of inexpensive houses of worship. Its plan of operation is carefully defined and is well understood. To it scores of churches each year apply, consulting with it as to their own inability without aid to secure adequate church homes, and receiving from it promise of a definite amount of assistance, which then can be confidently depended upon as a part of their resources for building. Were the Board to attempt to pay the indebtedness which now rests upon churches, ...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236564049
  • 9781236564047