Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921 Page: 27
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SESSION OF 1920-'21
to tell you that we cannot be custodians of the spending money of our
students. If you cannot keep the money away from them, please do
not expect us to keep them from spending it. You can readily see that
all we can do is to discourage them in the careless and sometimes reckless
manner of money-spending.
Abilene Christian College exists for one purpose-to teach Christianity.
The school is, therefore, pre-eminently an institution for
Bible in the Curriculum-Every student is required to study the
Bible. This does not mean for one year or two years, but it means
every year that the student remains here. With the addition of our
practice school your boy or girl may have the privilege and opportunity
of studying the Bible for fifteen years under consecreated men
Chapel Exercises-Once each day the students are assembled in
the auditorium for chapel services. The program consists of a song, a
selection read from the Bible, prayer, and a talk. The talks are
usually the high lights of the best of sermons.
Bible School-We have a Bible school of about three hundred members.
The classes meet in the different class-rooms of the administration
building on Sunday morning and the class work is conducted
by efficient teachers.
Church Services-Abilene is a city of churches. Students are required
to attend church Sunday morning and night. Regular services
are held in the college auditorium Sunday morning and night.
Revival Meeting-Each session a revival meeting is held. Many
students obey the gospel during these meetings.
The Young Men's Meeting-Each Monday night is turned over to
the young men and they conduct the services. The general order of
the meeting is songs, Scripture reading, prayer, talks. Three or four
young men do the talking. The program is varied. A great number
of them have an opportunity to speak in public. This meeting furnishes
excellent opportunity for the development of church workers.
The Mission Study-Each Monday evening a class in Missions is
conducted by Brother Freeman. The purpose of this study is to acquaint
students with the mission fields and to stimulate interest in
Prayer Meeting-Each Wednesday evening a prayer and praise
service is conducted in the college auditorium.
Lecture Week-One week of each year will be devoted to lectures.
These lectures will be on Bible themes and will be delivered by our
greatest thinkers and leaders. The week will be catalogued as "The
A. C. C. Bible Lecture Week." The lecturers will be published in book
form. It is our purpose to produce some good literature on these great
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