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The Sunday School Hand-Book Erwin House

The Sunday School Hand-Book

Erwin House

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230414560
90 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION. THE object of the convention is to awaken an earnest and intelligent enthusiasm in the Sunday school work, to diffuse information in regard to the best methods of conducting Sunday schools and of teaching Sunday school classes, and to devise and organize means for Sunday school extension within the territory represented by the convention. The officers should be men of tact, decision, Sunday school experience, and possessors, in some degree, of a knowledge of the usages of deliberative assemblies. Let a half hour be given, at the opening of each session, to devotional exercises. Let each convention have a childrens meeting, and, if possible, some childrens prayer meetings in connection with it, the latter in the morning. Avoid foreign subjects in all discussions. Adhere inflexibly to the objects of the convention, and let the president kindly but firmly hold each speaker to the subject immediately in hand, and not to any and every thing that may chance to present itself for discussion. Have somebody as singer who can drink in the spirit of the convention, and who, at proper intervals, and with no loss of time, can lead the convention in an appropriate verse. Too much singing, of course, is an evil, but too little is a worse one. In the Appendix we give in detail the views of Rev. Edward Eggleston, who is one of our ablest Sunday school workers, and who thoroughly understands the theory and practice of the Sunday school convention. Specimen Lessons. TT OW would you teach a Bible or an intermediate JX class? is a question perpetually asked. One way of answering might be by advising the inquirer to visit the best schools or classes, and observe the methods pursued there- another might be to note the...