Organizing and Building Up the Sunday School

Modern Sunday School Manuals

Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,372 / 119 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62
LoC Category: BV
Downloads: 306
Added to site: 2011.07.01
mnybks.net#: 30291
Genre: Religion
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ice imbued with the spirit of worship, yet worship is not its central purpose. It should have music, but it is not primarily a service of song. It should be pervaded by an atmosphere of happiness, but mere enjoyment is not its object. The Sunday school is a school: and the very word shows that its aim is instruction and character formation, and its method is that of teaching. For the work of a Sunday school the essentials are three:

(1) There must be the living teacher who is fitted to inspire, to instruct, and to guide. His part is not merely to pour knowledge into his pupils, but to awaken thought, to guide the search for truth, to call forth expression in character and in action.[3]

(2) There must also be the scholar who is to be taught. It is his part in the process of instruction not merely to listen and to remember, not merely to receive impressions, but to give expression to the teaching, in life, in character, in influence, and in service. The true effectiveness of the teaching

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