In Need of Your Prayers and Patience

In Need of Your Prayers and Patience

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The Church of the Nazarene embraces American attachments to democratic rule, individual initiative, efficiency, and a strong sense of responsibility as qa city on a hill.q It is also present in more than 150 world areas. These attributes are reflected in the astounding story of one of the founders of the denomination, H. F. Reynolds, who has been long hidden in the shadow of his early colleague, Phineas Bresee. While the church points to Bresee as its founding father, Reynolds lived and served for an additional two decades following Bresee's death, shaping the role of the General Superintendency, clarifying and expanding the church's Manuel to meet the needs of the growing denomination, and establishing mission policies and practices that took it from a US church to a global presence. Reynolds maintained a lively devotion to Christ as he survived train wrecks, war, dread disease, and the sheer volume of meetings, correspondence, and explosive scandal that came with the nurturing of a new church. His vision and methods have profoundly influenced a denomination that does not know his name. This volume is designed to make the introduction.a letter from the Peoplea#39;s Pentecostal church of West Brooklyn highlighted the organizational confusion that reigned within ... with the new pastor and treasurer. she found this suspicious and went to Mr. copeland, who negotiated another yeara#39;s lease of ... being thwarted, a€ called an illegal church meeting, one not in accordance with the church Manual and not announced ... P. c. a., the only committee to whom they could write since it was the only one with permanent standing, that theanbsp;...

Title:In Need of Your Prayers and Patience
Author:Mary Lou Shea
Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2015-07-14


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