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1917. Excerpt: ... II THE MISSION SOCIETY OR CIRCLE AS a force in
the local church the mission society or circle, home or foreign, is
a growing power. The chief indication of that growth is to be seen
in the increasing scope and value of its educational program. It is
also shown by the growing value of the mission circles as direct
evangelizing agencies. Again it is seen in the increasing size of
the budgets containing the money goals for the two specific phases
of women's missions when compared with the budget of the local
church for those same two general mission enterprises. When first
organized it was the purpose of the members to secure a sacrificial
offering from the women of the church but long ago the women of the
mission circles forsook the idea that they were to gather just an
"over-all" or sacrificial offering. They took the position, and
rightly so, that their work was to be part of the whole Kingdom
task and therefore must be supported by the professing Christian 30
women in proportion as they support any other phase of the plan of
world salvation. Their efforts were therefore turned quite largely
into channels to produce from the women and children the money
needed for their activities. Ir addition they projected certain
other forms of indirect money-raising that were of doubtful value,
even if they resulted in producing some money at that immediate
time. For instance, the system of charging dues to belong to the
organization. On the one hand this limited the number of women who
participated in the work of the circle. It put a money value on
what should have been a necessity of spiritual life. Surely that is
not an overstatement. The missionary enterprise is dearest in the
heart of God and it is essential to every loving understanding of
His Fatherhood that we...
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