No man who is alive and awake and possesses powers of observation can engage actively in this ministry for fifty years without arriving at most positive and pronounced convictions regarding many things connected with the work of God. I have such convictions.
The excellence of the pastoral ministry, and thus its usefulness, results from its salutary action. The pastor is in society the bearer of that astonishing panacea that imparts sociability to the modern pagan, moral balance to the intellectual, and culture to the one who is still at the first rudimentary stage.
Few ministers ever build more than one or two church buildings. I have participated in only two. There seems to be very little information available with reference to the type of building needed for small-to-medium Seventh-day Adventist churches with a minimum amount of funds available.