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The effectiveness of the total church program has been increasingly questioned in recent years . Some of the questioning comes from those who feel the church program generally is irrelevant to the needs of contemporary man, with the Sunday School being the "most 1-vasted hour of the week. 11 others, though not so thorough in discarding the church's present structure and efforts, nevertheless question whether some changes in the life of the church are not in order if new people are to be reached with the Gospel and involved in programs that promote genuine spiritual growth and development.
Adamson, James M., "A Survery of Growth Factors in Selected Churches of the Greater Metropolitan Portland Area" (1973). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 206.