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Throughout its history, the work of the Sunday School has been willingly carried out by corps of godly, voluntary workers. The major portion of the educational efforts of the Church has fallen upon this agency. These volunteers have carried on their work with little training in educational principles and techniques. They have had but little more personal training in the systematic study of the Bible, the history of the Church, and its doctrines. God has honored these sincere, conscientious efforts with a measure of success which has resulted largely from native ability. In order that future efforts might be more effective and thorough, and in order that the desire of the workers for proper training might be honored, the Church must provide practical and systematic training for those to whom such a vital task has been entrusted.
Bennett, Robert D., "A Proposed Plan and Curriculum for Teacher-Training In the Oregon-Washington Conference of the Evangelical United Brethren Church" (1952). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 392.