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One of the greatest challenges that the church faces today comes from within. When the average Christian thinks of the challenges facing the church, his mind. generally thinks of the various needs connected with foreign missions, home missions, church extension, orphanages, Sunday school activities, young people's work, denominations' special social work, or evangelism. Each of these areas carries its special challenge in its own right, but there is a problem within every church that must be met if the church is to adequately carry on these numerous activities.
If a church is to be strong in its external relationships to the many denominational projects, then it must first be strong internally. This brings one to the truly great challenge at hand. now. Today, as never before, there is a tremendous need for trained workers. The average local church has sadly neglected its program of training. Trained workers are needed in all phases of the church.
Harmon, Howard E., "A Proposed Program of Teacher Training for Friends" (1959). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 104.