Articles by F. W. Detamore
In my last effort in Kansas City I tried a little plan that proved very valuable from many angles in an evangelistic campaign.
The accompanying cut is the joint emblem of three broadcasts conducted in the Middle Western States, all operating under the same name, yet separate in their work.
We so often fail to realize the wonderful results obtained in comparison to the effort expended in working for backsliders in a campaign.
Men are not voted in as evangelists. It may be voted that a pastor become conference president or youth leader of the conference, but no committee can vote that a man become an evangelist anymore than a wrestler could be voted to become a surgeon. . .
ANYONE who is working his heart out for a cause must be prepared for criticism. This is true of those in positions of leadership in the work of the church, and it is especially true of the public evangelist. Among the most distressing criticisms are the charges that his "converts don't stick," that "they aren't well indoctrinated," or that "their campaigns are too expensive."
THE evangelist must be prepared for certain times of feelings of utter aloneness. Not merely when you travel and long for home, but even in your work there are periods of destitute loneliness. It may strike you when you are out visiting and glance up at the moon and wish you could be with your family, but you must be out till late each night seeking the lost. . .
In starting an evangelistic campaign in a new city, how can one convince the public that the projected series is not just another revival as disappointing as former ones?
"Probably one of the most difficult problems evangelists face is that of keeping up a steady week-night attendance. For years this has been one of our most perplexing problems."
A unique and highly practical evangelistic council for the Central Union Conference was held in Boulder, Colorado, December 16-22.
Report from Nebraska held on February 16-23.
If we expect the successful working of the Holy Spirit in a campaign, is it not essential that pastor and evangelist go forward hand in hand in harmony?
A "Quick Work" in Evangelism
City evangelism in the Orient Obtaining Sabbath Concessions Mobile Evangelistic Unit in Great Britain Applying Our Work of Education to Evangelism (Part II) Electric Map Shows Spread of Message Evangelistic Newspaper in New Zealand Stressing Our World Missions Parade of Heathen Power "August Evangelism"
Radio evangelism in action.
Our continued look at financing the local radio program.
A look at some recent meetings in California.
Organizing the church for an upcoming campaign.
One of the best preparations that can be made for an evangelistic campaign is to have a Bible instructor or a colporteur build up an interest before the evangelist begins his series of meetings.
How can a minister condense and organize his program so that he can have time for evangelism?
Radio evangelism in action.
"Has desperation sometimes driven you as an evangelist to the discovery of a valuable new plan or approach in your work?"
second part of the article
A survey of successful methods for a radio bible study correspondence course.
Radio evangelism in action. A discussion of plans, methods, and objectives.
A recent report on evangelistic meetings in Shangai.
Have you tried the foolish but entertaining idea of running a film backward?
Suggestions for Approaching Backsliders.
A series of four articles by an experienced evangelist on the problem of backsliding.
We have mentioned previously the types of backslider that are difficult to reclaim. Now we are to think of those more easily reclaimed.
We have asked several pastors with whom Fordyce Detamore and his team have worked, to answer some questions regarding the permanency of this program.
Presented at Southwestern Union ministerial institute.
The shepherd should make it as easy and as natural as possible for the sheep to enter the fold.
Using the Bible Marking Plan in an evangelistic series the greatest single new method we have found in more than thirty-five years of preaching.
In our evangelistic meetings we have found the use of an altar a very effective aid in making two special calls.
We still believe in long campaigns.
We are in grave danger of making two mistakes in the matter of personal work. One is the danger of pressing one too far toward a decision who is not yet ready for it, and the other is failure in not giving enough help to one who is ready for the kingdom.
The counsel of the Spirit of prophecy is that we should visit the ministers of other faiths when we come to a new town.
Why should we give advance publicity as to our denominational status?