The Ruling Elder at Work

The Ruling Elder at Work

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...as often as once in two months. This will increase the mutual understanding of our relative duties, prevent friction, and secure cooperation and increased efficiency. The Pastor had promised the Trustees to speak to the Session in regard to collections. Those for the Boards are ordered by the General Assembly, and are under the direction and care of the Session. This is clearly understood. But the Trustees depend partly on the Sabbath collections for the income of the church, and fear that this will decrease if collections are taken for all the Boards. The Pastor had expressed his conviction that the more the people did for others, the more they will do for their own church. He believed, too, that if the plan of proportional giving be introduced, and a better method of collecting the revenue adopted, the income would be greatly increased. They had also told him, that they were often asked that collections might be taken in the congregation, either, publicly or privately, for special objects. Many of these were very worthy, and appealed strongly to their feelings. It was often hard to refuse, and they were frequently perplexed to know how to grant the request. He had replied, that all the benevolence of the congregation was under the direction of the Session, which alone could order collections to be taken. Many of these touching appeals ought to be referred to the appropriate Board of our church. To his certain knowledge, money had been collected in our congregation for objects which had been carefully examined by the officers of the Boards, and either received the needed help, or been found unworthy of the money demanded. The Session were in a position to ascertain the facts, and to encourage the worthy causes. Of course every one is free to...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236539605
  • 9781236539601