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The purpose of this study has been to determine the need for, and construct a program of training applied directly to the office of Sunday school superintendent in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Evangelical United Brethren Church. The superintendent is the key man in the work of the Sunday school by virtue of his position and responsibilities. An effective superintendent must be able to understand the position which he occupies. As an officer of the church and a representative of its teaching ministry, he must be able to adequately fulfill his duties if the Sunday school is to be an effective agency, accomplishing the tasks to which it is dedicated.
To arrive at the desired purpose, the following procedure was adopted: 1) determine the need for an adequate Sunday school superintendent training program in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Evangelical United Brethren Church through an investigation of the amount of training represented in those who now occupy this position; 2) present the need of a Sunday school superintendent training program to the pastor, with the view that a realization of this need will cause a pastor to see the possibility of the superintendent's office and will endeavor to train the superintendent so that this office may be efficiently administered; 3) set forth a workable program of training for a Sunday school superintendent; and 4) assist the pastor in his responsibility of administering such a program.
This study has been undertaken with the hope that it will assist the writer in his ability to help train superintendents as the opportunity presents itself. It is also the writer's desire that this study may assist other pastors with the same task.
Keller, Delbert M., "The Pastor's Responsibility in Training the Sunday School Superintendent" (1960). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 59.