Minutes of the 1st- Annual Session

Minutes of the 1st- Annual Session

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...neighborhood. When, on the other hand, we are satisfied that the population in question must remain too small to sustain a separate church, while it clearly requires local eflbrts, in addition to the privileges offered in the vicinity, we are. again directed to a general policy, different from that prescribed in either of the other cases named; and while endeavoring to awaken a real interest in the enterprise carried on for their special benefit, we must be particularly careful also, to win them to the church which is their proper spiritual home. Forms of Efiort and Requisites of Success. One of the best ways of benefiting out-districts, is an earnest endeavor to improve the tone of the church at the centre. For not seldom, this church presents a repulsive aspect to families dwelling. at a distance. Spiritual coldness has made its services formal; has allowed roots of bitterness to bear fruit; or permitted social alienations, a silent and subtle class-jealousy, or even a positive mutual dislike, to develop itself between 'cliques or neighborhoods. Any victory of Christian charity, therefore, within the church, anything promotive of intercourse, friendliness or respect, would be a measure for the benefit of out-districts--and sometimes, would be all that is required. It is not necessary that we should here go into a discussion of the value of branch Sunday schools, (never to be called " Missions, '') of neighborhood meetings, of systems of visitation or " Bible reading." It seems important, however, to observe, respecting all efforts in which a number 10 of persons are expected to unite--as branch Sunday schools, neighborhood meetings and systematic tract visitation, that there are Four Prerequisites to...
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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917677
  • 9781236917676