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An Essential Part of the Larger Plans
of the Church is the Christian College This Fact was Recognized in the Past The Presbyterian Church has ever believed in an intelligent faith and an educated leadership. At two of the greatest crises of the world's history, men of broadest education ? Moses and Paul ? were called to the leadership of God's people. Christ recognized and illustrated this truth. He called "twelve to be with Him" and they remained in the "College of the Apostles," under His teaching, during His earthly ministry. America and the world must be saved by Christian leaders. We cannot have these in sufficient numbers without higher Christian education. We cannot have assured higher Christian education without the Chris tian College. It is Being Emphasized Today Every forward-movement in Church or State increases the demand for educated workers. No one who urges larger work can be indifferent to the education of the workers. The Home Missions Agencies cry: "America for Christ." The Foreign Mission: "Christ for the world." Their whole appeal must ultimately come to the Christian College. Great development is being made in our Southland. Scientific, industrial, mechanical, domestic and commercial training will not be sufficient. We need young men and young women trained in cultural studies, matured and prepared to take the large Christian view of all questions. It is of Increasing Importance for the Future Years ago President Dwight said: "The man who can convince Christian people of the close connection between the maintenance of Christian colleges and the prosperity and growth of the Church will be a bene factor of the race." If American liberty is ever destroyed or American Presbyterianism corrupted it will be done through the education of the youth ? our safety is in the presence of the truths revealed in God's word wrought by educa tion into the hearts and illustrated in the lives of the American leaders. Never before have the eyes of Christian statesmen and of the Christian leadership of the whole world been more hopefully turned to the Christian colleges of America. All the other great denominations of the United States are developing and enlarging their colleges. Your Privilege, Opportunity, Duty The Synods of the Southern Presbyterian Church are making a brave, determined effort to maintain the Schools and Colleges needed for their youth. All of these institutions, backed by a history of noble service, and full of promise for the future, need a more sympathetic and intelligent interest on the part of our people and larger gifts for equipment and endow ment. What better investment of money and energy and prayer than in the lives of our boys and girls, soon to be the leaders in the Church and Nation? Presbyterian Church in the United States Department of Christian Education, Henry H. Sweets, Secretary 122 South Fourth Avenue, - : : : Louisville, Ky.