African Bible "Worker Institute

For some time our evangelistic program in the South African Union has suffered from a lack of a sufficient number of trained Bible workers.

By F. G. CLIFFORD, Departmental Secretary, South African Union 

For some time our evangelistic program in the South African Union has suffered from a lack of a sufficient number of trained Bible workers. From time to time, a number of our faithful lay sisters have had to be called from their home cares and pressed into service during an effort. Their home respon­sibilities have sometimes prevented their stay­ing by the work long enough to gather all the fruit of their labors. Other sisters who are unencumbered by home cares, have been pressed into service, but their lack of train­ing has been a considerable handicap.

With a view to strengthening our force, the union conference decided to hold an institute at which all the Bible workers and likely recruits to the work might receive help which would better fit them for service. The institute was held over a three-week period, and the con­ferences bore the expense of those who at­tended. A staff of teachers was chosen from among the more experienced workers in the field. The following topics were studied: Bible Doctrines, Meeting Objections, Secular History, Church History, Church Organiza­tion, Denominational History, Methods, Dem­onstrations.

Notebook work was required of each stu­dent, and abundant opportunity was given to answer queries raised in class. At the close of the convention all those in attendance expressed their appreciation for the studies which had been given. The institute will doubtless prove of benefit in strengthening our force of Bible workers in Southern Africa.


Ministry reserves the right to approve, disapprove, and delete comments at our discretion and will not be able to respond to inquiries about these comments. Please ensure that your words are respectful, courteous, and relevant.

comments powered by Disqus

By F. G. CLIFFORD, Departmental Secretary, South African Union 

August 1938

Download PDF
Ministry Cover

More Articles In This Issue

Protecting Against Offshoot Deceptions

I believe that definite responsi­bility rests upon all our ministers a n d leaders in trying to safeguard our church members from the deceptions brought to bear upon them by offshoots that arise from time to time.

The "Manifestation" of Christ's Coming

What is the significance of the Greek word "epiphaneia"?

Principles of Administration—No. 6

Part six of our continued looking at the principles used in church administration.

Implications of Catholicity—No. 2

Our continued look at the meaning of the term catholicity and its application in church history.

Maintaining A World Movement

The financial support of the Seventh-day Adventist organization is derived largely from the tithes and offerings of its church members.

The Paramount Lesson of Israel—No. 1

From a study of the conditions existing just before Christ's first advent—having first placed them in the proper setting of the previous centuries—we may gain a glimpse of some of the pitfalls that are before us, and of God's method of saving to Himself those who specially desire to keep covenant rela­tionship with Him.

"Dress Reform" Counsels—No. 2

A look at Ellen White's counsel on modest dress.

Safeguarding Our Properties

Preventative measures in case of fire.

Our Priceless Theological Seminary

A conference president student gives heartfelt praise.

View All Issue Contents

Digital delivery

If you're a print subscriber, we'll complement your print copy of Ministry with an electronic version.

Sign up
Advertisement - RevivalandReformation 300x250

Recent issues

See All
Advertisement - SermonView - WideSkyscraper (160x600)