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The Demand and the Supply of Increased Efficiency in the Negro Ministry

The American Negro Academy. Occasional Papers No. 13

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,650 / 28 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.3
LoC Category: HT
Downloads: 532
Added to site: 2010.02.19
mnybks.net#: 26712
Origin: gutenberg.org
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considering this calling, in order that we may get the supply which is so greatly needed.

Do you wonder at my urgency when I tell you that Bishops and presiding elders have many times sadly declared to me that few men of any class are applying for admission to the many annual conferences, and in many cases not a single candidate applies in a single year; and when they do, oftentimes they are weak men. In one case eighteen men applied for admission to an annual conference in a certain State and not one of them was intellectually qualified to pursue the course of study prescribed for the first year, and to the credit of the conference they were not admitted. Certainly the Baptist brethren are not more blessed than their Methodist friends. The smaller denominations are confronted with a similar lack of men to pioneer the enterprises which are theirs to do. The Master's words are as true to-day as ever they were: "The harvest is great, but the laborers are few." The pastors of training and vision are thems

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