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Facts generally accepted in the field of Christian Education show that the boy and girl in the age group of six to twelve is stepping over into another world. Life is becoming very real to them and they require the real, the true, and the genuine to satisfy their longings. They are discriminators between fact and fiction and very frequently note things long before they attract the attention of an adult. Their conscience is yet tender, the impulse to obey is strong, and the implicit faith of the earlier years still lingers with them. It is a time in their lives when the conduct is shaped not so much by what they are taught as by what they have observed. Considering these facts in relation to the increased rate of juvenile delinquency and the great loss in numbers that the Sunday School experiences in the intermediate are group the question was raised in the writer's mind regarding the evangelization of children in the age group six to twelve.
The problem, therefore presented in the study was: what are the general principles of evangelism which can be applied to the age froup six to twelve through the home and the Sunday School? It was the assumption of the author that this problem can be solved to a great extent through the evangelization of the children in the age group of six to twelve.
The primary purposes of this study were to determine a philosophy of evangelism and to ascertain the general principles of child evangelism as applied to the age group of six to twelve.
The objectives which guided this study were:
1. to discover the relation of the home to child evangelism,
2. to ascertain the relation of the Sunday School to child evangelism,
3. to reveal the principles of lesson preparation and presentation and their relation to Sunday School evangelism, and
4. to point out certain administrative techniques to be employed in child evangelism.
Gackle, Albert, "General Principles of Child Evangelism with Special Reference to the Age Group Six to Twelve" (1955). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 20.