A Virtually Untapped Resource

THIS church has not yet taken full advantage of one of its great est resources. We have not learned to use effectively the growing number of retired ministers that live among us. These men have served well and long and desire to be relieved of the heavier burdens that they have formerly carried. It is right that they should do this, but many of them still would enjoy serving the church in a helpful and constructive way as their time and strength permit. . .

-Ministerial Association Secretary at the time this article was written

THIS church has not yet taken full advantage of one of its great est resources. We have not learned to use effectively the growing number of retired ministers that live among us. These men have served well and long and desire to be relieved of the heavier burdens that they have formerly carried. It is right that they should do this, but many of them still would enjoy serving the church in a helpful and constructive way as their time and strength permit.

One such minister has written recently stating that he is more than willing to visit church members, new and old, study and pray with them, and try to minister to their spiritual needs. Since this type of service is so greatly needed, we suggest that these workers be invited to assist in this most important aspect of ministry. They can be of invaluable assistance. In cooperation with the pastor, the elders, and the deacons of the church, whose duty it is to visit the church members, they can make a meaningful contribution to the spiritual health and growth of our people. At the same time, they will have a special interest that will challenge their many and varied talents and continue to use their great experience in service for the Lord and His people.

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-Ministerial Association Secretary at the time this article was written

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