Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 57
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CNE . .. L . .E.ENCFI JOURNAL
T he- n - b I i'C h ar,
There is yet to ibe -rai, ec l [;l[, ), 00 to cozpliet the $ 50,000,00
endowment for the Chi!r om : :i--,r- iOiu Pe,:3agogy aid SIunday
Schools in Vanderbilt i:i -cr?'s!. hi-en. tis t:l:- is finished
there will be 30 per cent ,,' tie Chii;Trel: Day <;, erelnr hereto-
fore going to the ease t,. 1 ,'ia l re b.T-~,oted ite tie muci2t-eeded
strengthening of our torP e of '-1:e-' x^orie-rs
Wesley AuOt 'ibi-C *,es.
It is gratifying to note the it, e:in:cease LI t aheorganized
Bible Class work. There zare in e-r-olled bout 3,il00 adult,
senior and intermediate cl sses, w t1 a ., ,r i-rlbership of0 80,00a0.
This is perhaps the wisest incarvement e've i.n':augurated in Sun day
school life. We urge that all organi zed classes in our schools
be enrolled in the Wesley Bible Cfas,- Departmen'c, for the sake
of the fellowship of all other Soutzi-l: Metiddist classes. We
insist upon the use of the Adult Stude-nt, the official organ of
It is difficult to overestimate the value of the Teachers' iTrain-
ing Class. Let all our pastors and superintendents se- to it
that at least one such class be maintained in every school,
for surely the time is upon us for nore thoroughly prep-ared
The experience of those who have Teachers' Meetings con-
firms us in the belief that no nore important service can be
held among the working forces of the school. Let the pastors
and superintendents have Teachers' Meetings.
Plans for Extension.
It is the opinion of your Board that our most urgent need in
the Sunday School field at this time is to have the spirit and
methods of the modern Sunday School brought home to the
masses of the people.
Experience has shown that the most effective plan for securing
this result is the district circuit or local institute. In the
absence of field workers, the responsibility for such work must
rest upon Conference Boards, presiding elders and pastors. The
results already achieved in some quarters through systematic
work is a source of encouragement.
The Executive Committee of our State Sunday School Con-
ference has tried to evolve a plan that would meet this difficulty
economically but effectively. They have suggested to the Sunday
School Boards of the English-speaking Conferences of Texas that
an office be opened at our Publishing House in Dallas, and that
said Boards, through the Chairman and Secretary of this Com-
mittee, for the first five months of the year 1914, shall have
a State Secretary, who shall be a competent stenographer, and
shall be subject to the order of the Conference Sunday School
Boards, and of presiding elders, district secretaries and any
others whose province it is to lead in the Sunday School work.
This office to be under the direction of the State President and
Secretary or of some one designated by them.
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Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South, periodical, November 1913; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49826/m1/57/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.