MODERN evangelists must realize that every soul sits in a chair draped in black, condemned to die. For the sake of eternal salvation he cannot afford to cloud the issues with verbosity, philosophizing, or exhibitionism. . .
A KEY factor in the Chesapeake Conference's outstanding soul-winning record is the unique daily radio broadcast. This saturation-type evangelism has become the focal point of the conference's Crisis Hour program. In conjunction with the beautiful Information Folder series of Bible lessons, the Amazing Facts radio venture has led more than four hundred persons into the church since the program was launched less than three years ago. . .
FOR several years there has been felt the need of increasing the efficiency of altar calls. It has been thought that dealing with those who come forward just as a group has a tendency to depersonalize their decision. Also, they often leave the hall with a feeling of being alone, for they may have no close friends within the church. I believe that the Lord has led me into a program that is cutting down on the mortality rate of new believers. . .
AN ORGANIZED prospect file is the heart of the successful soul-winning program of any pastor. There must be some systematic way of recording and riling the names of all interests. The plans used by pastors vary, but in some instances there is no plan at all. The wide-awake soul-winning pastor, when moving into a new district, will want to determine at once how many names of interests there are. What a joy to find them carefully filed, with the degrees of interest noted. . .
LAST month we reported the first part of our discussion with Charles R. Ausherman, director of Church World Services Planned Parenthood Program. In explaining our position, we used statements from the Spirit of Prophecy indicating the Christian responsibility and standards of husband and wife in bringing children into the world. Ellen White emphasized the burden not only upon the parents and children themselves but on society in general if a husband and wife increased their family without thought of proper care, food, clothing, and education for them. . .
FOUR points are made very clear in the record. Ellen White states: (1) Jesus Christ did not "enforce celibacy," but exalted marriage; (2) husbands and wives were to cherish their "marriage privileges;" (3) in this relationship "temperance" is to be the watchword and excesses are to be avoided. And she asserts (4) that extreme teachings on this question are to be avoided, for although the aim may be a high state of moral purity, such teachings have often led to disaster. . .
A CERTAIN young intern learned a good lesson the hard way during his first pastorate. The brethren held him responsible for a church until the conference evangelist took over the reins of leadership several months later. During those few weeks, progress was made by trial and error. At best it was a hit-and-miss administration. . .