In this article Elder Rhodes acts as a reporter for a number of men who held evangelistic campaigns last fall. It represents the combined ideas of Charles Hall, Daniel Legitt, Dan Reynolds, Daniel Guild, Bill Henry, Robert Greiner, and the writer. There were a number of others who gathered to observe and who have since been successful in the use of this medium.—Editors
Have you ever wished that your elders and deacons would go visiting on their
own initiative? Have you honestly admitted how hard it is for you, even as a
trained minister, to go out into the parish alone to visit? Perhaps you need to go back to the plan of the Master.
ABOUT a year and a half ago I attended my first Bill Gothard lecture on Basic Youth Conflicts. I saw this man hold people spell bound for a full week. I realize that, while the man is deeply spiritual, he has no apparent external charisma. I wondered what the magic was that enabled him to hold his audience over such long periods of time. . .
PRAYER meeting attendance at the Long Beach Seventh-day Adventist church was running about average with most other large churches I had heard of. On some occasions we were fortunate in having as many as 10 percent of our membership present. I had tried to increase attendance in many ways. . .