The Constitution of the North-Western Branch of the American Society for Educating Pious Youth for the Gospel Ministry: With Instructions for Beneficiaries, Directions for Agents, and an Address to the Christian Publick

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Page 20 - How can they hear without a preacher? and how can they preach except they be sent?
Page 31 - And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.
Page 31 - Therefore we pray the Lord of the harvest to send forth labourers into his harvest...
Page 29 - And all the women that were wise-hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats
Page 22 - ... 10,150,615, there are 10,434 clergymen of the established church ; while the dissenting ministers are supposed to be even more numerous than those of the establishment. If only one half of these were estimated to possess competent qualifications, there would be more than one to 1000 souls. In 1753, there was in New England on an average, one liberally educated minister to every 628 souls. When we say then, that there should be, in the United States, one minister to 1000 souls, we only claim that...
Page 5 - Trustees shall meet semi-annually, at the time and place of the annual meeting of the Society, and at such other time and place as they may direct They may adjourn or hold special meetings, as they think proper. They shall examine, employ, and direct all missionaries, and determine the place of their location. They shall also manage and dispose of the property of the Society, and have a general...
Page 4 - The officers of the Society shall be a President, two or more Vice Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Board of Directors, an Executive Committee...
Page 22 - ... One is, that while the College Catalogues are taken as the only basis of accurate calculation, the estimate of competent ministers includes, as will be seen, a large number, not educated at Colleges, who are supposed to have acquired, in some other way, sufficient learning to be safe interpreters of the Bible. The other is, that this estimate has no respect whatever to difference of religious denomination. From the triennial catalogues of the following Colleges, viz. Harvard, Yale, Princeton,...
Page 22 - In all calculations which have been recently made on this subject, it has been common to allow that the country would be properly supplied, if there were one educated minister to every thousand souls. That there should be at least this number, will appear reasonable, when we reflect that in England and Wales, with a...
Page 23 - ... With respect to the number of ministers, who have not received the advantages of collegial instruction, but who may yet be considered as competently educated, we have no means of exact information. Probably, however, the pious and intelligent of every denomination, will be satisfied, that it would be a large estimate to consider them one half as numerous as those who have been publicly educated ; that is, to reckon them at 800. But place the estimate at 900 ; and then the whole number of competent...

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