Articles by Louise C. Kleuser
Church leaders must continue to study how to direct the restlessness of modern youth into profitable Sabbath activity.
Do you need to get away?
There is always a great urgency on the part of the church to lead young people to Christ, for all too soon the golden opportunities of youth pass away.
A eulogy Ena Alger Ferguson, a teacher and Bible instructor of rare ability.
The question of finding well-trained, qualified Bible instructors has been a long-standing denominational problem. Important as the services of a Bible instructor are to the church, the need for these workers has never been fully met.
The monthly shepherdess column.
As the decades have rolled on since the rise of the Advent Movement 111 years ago, the women of our denomination have been developing in many spheres of usefulness. Right from the early years of Adventism our sisters have played an important part in proclaiming the special message for this hour; but in the present decade they are revealing their influence in various services hitherto unknown in our denomination.
The call for bible instructor's continues.
Celebrating thanksgiving and praising God for His many blessings.
A look at how Adventists have been accepted by some Protestants as "born again" Christians.
Our experience and perspective continues to expand globally as we welcome more people from far and near.
Realizing the spirit of Christmas and making it a precious season.
The bible instructor is a true shepherdess.
When there is a leader, youth will ever follow.
While an apparent overproduction in some departments of our work is receiving serious study, the efficient, all-round, practical Bible worker is still in demand.
There seems to be a definite shift of emphasis in this critical hour.
Biblical Exposition and Homiletic Helps.
The term "personal worker" requires a new emphasis in an hour when there is true need for this type of worker.
Six of the ministerial institutes held in connection with the ten union conference sessions in North America are now past. Here's our report.
The Atlantic Union ministerial institute was held in New York City.
Presentation at Northern Union Evangelistic Council, Minneapolis, January, 1943.
The Cleveland General Conference was an inspiring occasion for our Bible instructors who arrived from near and far. How we were happily surprised at the number in attendance.
A number of Bible instructors have asked the Ministerial Association for suggestions on reading aids to help them understand their work. We here wish to recommend a few books of the type we now consider musts in evangelism. There are, of course, many other helps that we might consider in this connection.
How many texts should be used in a Bible reading?
Bible Council Instructor--Plans and Methods, Experiences and Problems
How the Bible Worker can retain their optimism in the face of various challenges.
God is helping our missionaries teach our doctrines to the people for whom they labor, and then to select for the Bible work those who indicate special ability.
Recent, well-attended Bible instructor institutes, with two of the California conferences in each area participating, brought great inspiration and much practical help to the personal workers in these particular fields.
CAMP meeting is a season of refreshing for the minister and Bible instructor as well as for the laity. But the camp meeting, more than any other occasion, requires the spiritual services of our workers.
Seventh-day Adventists are still greatly interested in camp meetings. How are these efforts faring around the world?
Ministry Magazine has arranged to present in this section of our journal a series of reviews on Christian women who have made definite contributions to God's cause in various crises of the church.
God has always reserved for Himself men and women who would minister to every need of His children. The history of the Christian church abounds in loving humanitarian service. No need has been overlooked and no area excluded. This was true when Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845), a Quaker minister, became burdened for the inmates of Newgate Prison in London.
Throughout the centuries women became the composers of gospel hymns and songs. In recent times Christian women have supplemented the evangelist's preaching talents by inspiring audience response to appropriate altar calls. Theirs is a ministry of song!
DURING the period of the early Christian church, history records many noble examples of womanhood. Christianity was not popular in its infancy; the times were turbulent and many suffered persecution for their faith. We have a number of examples of outstanding women who bore a true witness for Christ, women whose influence was felt outside of their homes as well as in their families.
The sixteenth-century Reformation became one of the greatest crises of the Christian church. Decisive issues were at stake, and some of the noblest examples of living the "newly revealed" doctrine of righteousness by faith were women associated with the leaders of the movement. Woman's candle shone the brighter in the gloom of those Reformation times!
Quakerism has made distinctive contributions to Christian thought. Its women were spiritually inclined, domestically skilled, and had courage like steel. In fact, the tenacity of Quaker women made history.
Many a needy Dorcas Society in our ranks would grow in strength and usefulness if more of our sisters exemplified Catherine Booth's spirit of devotion and self-sacrifice.
The church faces a new problem when married women are employed in the various fields of gospel service. What should be done about this situation?
The need for visual aids in evangelism is becoming more apparent.
Pointedly, though we need various types of workers for our educational, medical, and publishing work, evangelism also greatly needs a strong force of personal workers.
Full Facts Furnish Wholesome Challenge.
Why a dearth of bible workers? Part 1.
Why a Dearth of Bible Workers? No. 2
At the San Francisco General Conference of 1941, two new secretaries were added to the headquarters Ministerial Association staff.
This article will consider a typical ministerial couple during the first three years of their internship.
From an examination of the doctrine of "Jehovah's Witnesses" by Lehman Strauss
The trend of the world's masses is cityward. How can we reach them?
Biblical Exposition and Homiletic Helps.
New methods must speedily be devised by experienced and ingenious workers. A stimulating fellowship of city evangelists might well give special study to successful city evangelism, which is still one of the greatest problems our denomination has to solve.
The year 1960 marks the fourth centenary of the Scottish Reformation in which John Knox played such an important part. A former Roman Catholic priest, he was a man of great character but much misunderstood by his enemies. Living in those turbulent times, John Knox proved to be the man of the hour.
Our Monthly Bible Worker Interchange column.
The worker who prepares people for the sacred step of baptism must himself have a clear conception of its significance in the Christian life.
These four studies might profitably provide topics for the Sabbath service or prayer meeting
The secretaries of the Ministerial Association join our college Bible teachers in discitssion of seminar possibilities and methods.
To be specific, professions such as Bible work, nursing, and teaching in institutions built up by the church, require woman's gentle and skillful touch.
Fourth number in series on student seminar objectives.
Emphasizing child evangelism in the church.
At a meeting of student ministers' wives held in one of our colleges we listened to a very enjoyable letter from a young woman who was enjoying her first experience as the wife of a pastor-teacher. This letter was a girlish chat with her former college friends whose husbands anticipated entering the ministry. Ruthie's interesting epistle reveals her consecration and gratitude for service and so we asked for the privilege of using the letter in THE MINISTRY.—L. C. K.
This truth is a great magnet drawing to itself all the children of truth.
Homemaking and time management.
One of the SDA fundamental beliefs- Sabbath
Building Ou Membership—Part I
We have carefully examined the ten new lessons of the Twentieth-Century Bible Course entitled "Hope for the World."
Teaching How to Converse With God
The point that the purpose of our shepherdess organization is to foster Christian fellowship is of sufficient importance to be repeated.
II. The Colporteur Pioneers Bible Readings
A look at the history and development of our early colporteur ministry.
Beginning with this number of THE MINISTRY, a series of six consecutive articles on the origin of the Bible work will be presented.
VI. Future of Our Bible Work
This is the second article of a series designed to acquaint our workers with ways that will bring better understanding between Seventh-day Adventists and their fellow Christians.
Our Friends the Congregationalists: Discussions on the Contemporary Religions of America—No. 6 (October 1961)
In the year 1931 the Congregational and the Christian churches discovered that while they had been separated for many years, they were identical in their ideals and principles. A merger of the two bodies was then brought about, with a forward look toward soon merging with the Evangelical and Reformed Church. We can well understand why the Congregationalists have given strong leadership for the union of churches in both the National and World Council of Churches.
Our Friends the Disciples of Christ: Discussions on the Contemporary Religions of America—No. 4 (August 1961)
Thoughts on the Disciples of Christ, an indigenous American religious group.
Our Friends the Lutherans: Discussions on the Contemporary Religions of America—No. 5 (September 1961)
Lutheranism developed in sixteenth-century Europe from Martin Luther's intense experience with the doctrine of righteousness by faith, instead of by works, as practiced by Roman Catholicism.
Our Friends the Methodists: Discussions on the Contemporary Religions of America—No. 8 (December 1961)
Having much in common with Methodism, Adventism may claim a friendly relationship with Wesleyan thinking. The Methodist revival was the third religious awakening in England. It followed the sixteenth-century Reformation and the seventeenth-century Puritanism. Historians rank the Methodist awakening of equal importance with the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution of the century. Some claim that Wesley's preaching saved England from a revolt similar to that of France.