The Young People's Pastor; A Book Showing, from the Experience of Many Pastors, How a Pastor May Most Successfully Conduct His Young People's Society

The Young People's Pastor; A Book Showing, from the Experience of Many Pastors, How a Pastor May Most Successfully Conduct His Young People's Society

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...know when it should be done. It is quite as important that he should know when it should not be done. It is even more important that he should know just how to do it. The pastor has the right to use the brakes in his Endeavor society. His authority is expressly recognized in the constitution of his society; or if it is not, it should be. If the constitution of the local society has been changed in this particular from the Model Constitution suggested by the United Society, it should be changed back again. Whatever authority the pastor can properly and wisely exercise over any branch of the church work, as, for instance, over the Sunday school or the Ladies' Aid Society, he may properly and wisely exercise over the Christian Endeavorers. He should exercise this authority as a matter of course. He should not stop to prove that he has the authority; that is to admit that there may be doubt about it. He should simply use the authority that he has. But it is seldom indeed that it is really necessary for the pastor to put on the brakes. Most necessities of the kind would never occur if the pastor looked far enough into the future to remove the causes of trouble before they grew into difficulties at all. Teach the Endeavorers to put the larger interests of the church before the less important interests of their society. This is to be done chiefly by insisting all the time that the Christian Endeavor society shall be what it was intended to be, --merely the training-school for the church, merely the stepping-stone toward full church activity, and never an end in itself. Get the older church-members, and especially the church officers, to visit the Endeavor society frequently, and learn what work is actually carried on there. On the other hand, advance the...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507487
  • 9781236507488