Methodist Church on the Prairies 1896 1914

Author: George Emery
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773569219
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Methodist Church met the challenge with a centralized polity and a cross-class, gender-variegated, evolving religious culture. It relied on wealthy laymen to raise special funds, while small gifts fed its regular funds. Young bachelors from Ontario and Britain filled the pastorate, although low pay, inexperience, and poor supervision caused many to quit. Membership growth was slow due to low population density and church-resistant elements in the Methodist population (bachelors, immigrant co-religionists, and transients), and missions to non-Anglo-Saxon immigrants in Winnipeg, Edmonton, and rural Alberta spread Methodist values but gained few members. In The Methodist Church on the Prairies, 1896-1914, the first scholarly study of church history in the prairie region, George Emery uses quantitative methods and social interpretation to show that the Methodist Church was a cross-class institution with a dynamic evangelical culture, not a middle-class institution whose culture was undergoing secularization. He demonstrates that the Methodist's achievement on the prairies was impressive and compared favourably with what Presbyterians and Anglicans achieved.

The Preacher s Bride Claim

Author: Laurie Kingery
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373282591
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Claiming Their Future For the Thornton brothers, the Oklahoma Land Rush is the perfect opportunity to finally put down some roots. A new start, a new community—what more could preacher Elijah Thornton need? Not a wife—not after the pain of losing his fiancée. But something draws him to the pretty nurse whose eyes are clouded by trouble. Only by claiming her own homestead can Alice Hawthorne avoid an unwanted marriage. Even Oklahoma may not be far enough away from New York to escape her past. Yet with courage—and the handsome reverend's support—can she forge a loving future? Bridegroom Brothers: True love awaits three siblings in the Oklahoma Land Rush

One Incredible Journey

Author: Earl F. Lindsay
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452030383
Format: PDF, Docs
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The autobiographical material in this book is intended to describe how the development of a clergy comes to pass! This journey through a clergy person's life is intended to: --help us be aware of all the people who have a vital part in the development of a pastor --recognize the level of commitment necessary to be an effective pastor --a life-long refinement of skills and learning through formal education, life experiences and continuing education --the need to care for our personhood and our family, as well as the parish --the necessity of making the Bible a life-long study project --the courage to act in time of crisis --a good sense of humor --the flexibility to grow and change as society and the church reach out for leadership