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October M, 1922
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CHARGE TO A TOUNG MINISTER
In this work. And you malt make
the claims of religion rise luperior ta
to the attractions of comfort, luxury,
pleasure even refined pleasures
above clubs, muiic, education, above
all the thinfi that are only aubor
dinate mean for higher things, above
worldly success, above all things else.
"He that forsaketh not all that he
hath, he cannot be my diecipte." At
Wm. Law said, "One cannot be a half
How can we aelect the moat Im
portant among the many, many thigs
which should come into the charge
to a man undertaking all thli?
Firnt, we charge you to remember
that your loyalty and accountability
goea beyond any church or any de
nomination. We aa a council here
have no power to call yoa to the min
istry. You have already been called ;
by the Lord and Master of ua all, and ,
to Him it your allegiance. We mere-
ly recogniie your divine call from
Him. You are a minister of the Lord
Jesus Chrint. Let that thought guide ;
all your action; let that thought give
you confidence at all trying timei. .
Let your tong be, "I'm the Child of,
a King, I'm the Embassador of a1
Second, aa you are to be Christ"! ,
Embassador, be often with Him. Your;
first duty ia in the secret place of
prayer. All vour victories are to be
won there. Have you thought of It
Very few people care for the soul of(
a minister. Nobody preaches to him. ,
If they pray for the minister they,
pray for hia outward succesa rather
than for hia own soul's welfare. Few
L think of his burdens, his temptations. .
I When ministers get together they i
must talk of their machinery of,
church work more than of the need'
I of their own souls. And really no-
body dares speak to the miniate. ,
, about any of his dangers or shortcom-i
ings unless they are angry! The
. ministry, and christian workers in
general, are a neglected class spirit
The Pope of Rome, at the head of
the largest church organization of.
the world, he who claims the power
Berea College Hospital
Best Equipment and Serrtre at lowest Cool. Ward for Mem ami foe Woriea.
Sun-Parlor, Private Rooms, Baths, Klectrkt Service.
Surgery, Car in Child-birth, Eye), Nose andlEar
Come in ami twit an establUhinent. which I a Iriend In need,
and in raa4.li of all tlit people.
Rotttar H. Cnwiat, M I'hvslcian
Maria Di'nirT, M M , I'hvslilan
I'liuH Hoicvi, M. I., I'hvairisn
Miss Ki irTM I, I.iwii, K. N . Snperlnteedent
Miss L.AI.LA RoaiitMiM, R. N., Head Nurte
CHANCE IN RATES
Rates for hoard and room of private patients will he lift to
jc, per week : $j.s,o to $ o per day. . The ratea for pa.
tirntt cared for in the wards $1 50 per day..
By Vrder of Prudential Committee, Herea College
By Wm. G. Froet at the Ordination of
Wm. H. Clem, Gradoate of Bares
Academy, and Atlanta Semi
nary, October 22, 1922
- r-v-i-. .r,.A -nd how in- times exercised by disOngulahed
adequately the Gospel waa preached-1 citizens; I therefore consider it to be to grant indulgenciea for sin and to
I saw everywhere the church of . the first and most Important thing depose kings and rulers, the Pope of
Christ officered by men who could ' to be done, to learn thoroughly what Rome has a private chaplain to whoraj
not run any ordinary business with jit ia tbat I have undertaken.- , he confesses his own sins. Now. my:
ni TWv Rrnthr. a for too the brother, vou must be vour own chap.!
iuiait nr hv an a men who if , - -
r.lio.inn a aecondanr Olace In their "l ana muai, moon-ov
My Dear Son and Brother:
I waa born in a parsonage. The
preaching of the Gospel baa always
seemed to me the highest task in
which a human aoul could be engaged.
I remember going home from college
and finding my father in a new field.
He was living in the basement of a
little church-house on a lonely Wis
consin prairie. He waa janitor aa
well aa preacher. After the Sunday
night service the little audience dis
persed, and wo closed the windows,
and put out the lights and came out
together into the little vestibule on
our way to the basement. Father spirit in which any man ahoold enter and
lain unless you have a wife who can
fulfil that office, and remember your
own tins and your own soul's needs.
One large resource here will be th j
first and most Important thing, to
livea; and I aaw the Gospel preached leam thoroughly what it la that you
by men who had little aim or object, nave unoercaaeni
in view excent to fill appointment. I Now I have heard of men who
T,i. n nravalant that the church 1 nerformed the marriage ceremony in great christian authors. You will not.
waa losing its great opportunities, j so heart searching a way that every get great good for your own aoul by.
This is what we mean when we. married couple in the audience reading sermons, because you will be(
say that the church ia conventional reached out and Joined hands. I wish applying them to other people. But
that means bound by custom, and this charge could be given in such a there are the inspired devotional au-
lacking in aim. People go through way that every minister and every thors: old Baxter, and Thomas Fuller'
the motions of religion as they nave Christian in thie audience anouia re-, ana wm. lw. mere are r innry a
seeff other people do, and do not think new his ordination vows.
what is the aim, the object, the par
pose of these motions.
An old Roman, Sextus Julius Fron-
What is it that you have under
taken? It ia to be a pastor, a shep
herd, a religious guide and captain.
tinua, centuries ago, set forth thYou must become expert in knowing
put hia arm around me and said, "0,
William, it ia a good thing to preach
the gospel." In that same way let
me put my arm around you and aay,
"William, it ia a good thing to preach
And my call to preach myself came
from seeing how poorly the church
These are his and
in loving and in leading iaunj
defective human souls. "The
uoon any public auty.
words: "Inasmuch aa every office good shepherd knoweth his sheep by
conferred by the Emperor demands ' name. And the good shepherd leaveth
sermons to professing Christians.
And in our own time we have had
Mrs. Prentice, and Hannah Whitehall
Smith, and Professor Drummond, and
that great little book by Andrew
Murray, "With Christ In the School
of Prayer." Own these books, and
use them. j
Thirdly, be financially independent.
special attention, and inasmuch as he1 the ninety and nine in the wilderness This is necessary if you are to be
has now conferred upon me the duties and goeth to seek the one that ia a raiuuui preacner or mi inim.,
of water commissioner duties con- lost." And you must become expert Never get into auch a position that
tributing to the health, convenience, in training under shepherds so that you dare not preach the truth for
safety of the city, and from old all your church-members shall share fear aome committee or some aup-
porter will withdraw subscriptions
and take the bread out of your chil
dren's mouths. This abject and de
pendent attitude of ministers has
done more than anything else to di
minish respect for our office. The
poor mountain preacher, whatever hlj
short-comings, is respected because
he depends on no man's contribution.
Independence may be promoted in
several ways. One way is to have
simple needs. John the Baptist could
pick up locusts and wild honey and
camel's hair girdles almost any
where. Do not let your , family be
wedded to tho elcganciea and super
fluities of life. Plan to live far more
plainly than your richer church mem
bers. Be sure to avoid debt, and ta
make some saving every year.
Another means of Independence ia
to be yourself an earner outside your
salary. This will not decrease your
usefulness but add to it Your peo
ple will respect you all the more if
you have a good garden, and a set of
carpenter's tools, and keep a good
horse and cow. Get out and ranvasj
for life insurance, and for good books.
Convince your people that you know
some of the things that they can un
derstand, and that you could make
money if you chose to do ao. Every
prophet in the Bible raised cattle, or
figs, or plowed, or in some other way
was a laboring man.
Another means of independence ia
to have a little property on hand.
My grandfather was a fanner, and a
deacon, and when his aon entered the
ministry, he said, "Lewis, I have
helped you get an education, and I
know you are going to preach thinga
that some people don't like. I don't
want you to be afraid. Here is a
deed for 14 acres of land, and if thev
turn you out, you can go onto that
land and have a place, to stay and a
start toward making a living." Ay
father's salary ranged from $r00
year to $1200, averaging about $750.
He alwaya kept a horse and cow, and
had a piece of land in cultivation.
He educated four sons, and laid up
$100 a year. But these 14 acres of
land were a great resource. I almoet
think we ought never to consider a
man fit for the ministry until he has
laid up say $1000.
Fourthly, be a atudent. The men
who know thinga and do thinga in
this world are all students, and they
are all self-taught, whether they went
to college or not Yen know how to
read, and you partly know bow t
think and reason. If yoa do read and
think and reason, you will be a grow
ing man. Give four hours a week to
study and thought not directly bear
ing on next week's sermons and there
in no telling how powerful a man you
may be in 20 year.
Iio not be abashed or put down be
cause you have not had aa many years
of study under tutor and governor
as some other people have had. Yoa
can simply say, "I did not need task
master to set the lessons for me for
so many year. I have the text
books. I have the great authors and
authoritiea. I can study by myself
and dispense with the frills and lux
uries of long college years." You
will certainly gain by getting lV
your pastoral work in young year.
The great musician begin practice In
childhood. A large proportion of the
world'a greatest preacher have be
gun when thay were boye. This doe
not mean that you are to be unedu
cated, but it means that yos are to be
largely self-educated, and eelf-edoc.
tion ia the kind that give most
origirality, most rescoureefulnaes,
most initiative. Will yoa buy the
books? will you fortify the study
hours? will you push on your educa
tion as long as you live) T
Fifthly, be a soul winner. This is
what all our work is for, and thla Is
the thing moft neglected in our mod
em world, and in the Congregational
I heard one of your secretaries say
that last year was a prosperous and
successful one for the Congregational
body there had been a net gain of
lrt.000 members. That means that on
the average one minister and 100
church membera toiled for a whola
year and gained eix member and lost
three, making a net gain of three.
Now I would have no part in thla or
dination if I did not auppoae you
were going to do better than that. A
gain of three a year for a miniater
ami 100 members! This does not
ktt'p up with the gain ia population.
This does not even hold the children
of the church.
And there is another question to
be asied-What is the quality of
these three membera that are gained
Are they persons who know what
Christianity means? Are they peo-
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Religion, Music and
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pus 2500 students every year, a lare number from every mountain state and a few
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The natural cost of living is low in this section, and good management gives a
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The College, controlled by no religious denomination, cooperates with all and
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Student are not invited who do not believe La Berea's principle.
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Berea's friends have made it itouilile to provide
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penaet are not aecured by unworthy deprivation,
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applicants nest aaake room reservations ia aaWaace
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Amount due fir.t of term . . . yt o$ 31 30
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