[Principles of Church Administration]


Robert Skinner

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An unidentified professor leads class discussion on the principles of church administration. Within the discussion he states the number one function of the church is worship. He also discusses the importance of church adaptability. Also included is a sermon from the Protestant Hour by Dr. Robert Skinner on American patriotism and the spiritual frontier.

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00:00:14 Unidentified instructor talks about principles of church administration.

00:05:11 Talks about how church building should be functional for the purposes the church has established, and that some churches have facilities for indoor recreation and athletics.

00:07:07 Talks about how worship is the number one function of the church.

00:16:54 Talks about adaptability, and there is no one form that fits all organizations.

00:20:57 Talks about good executive leadership and administration in pastors and congregations.

00:42:11 Talks about helpful readings in books.

00:47:36 Voice announces the Protestant Hour and Dr. Robert Skinner and the Merryville choir.

00:51:08 Dr. Robert Skinner Prays.

00:51:43 Choir sings.

00:54:20 Dr. Skinner reads the gospel according to John.

00:55:43 Choir sings.

00:58:37 Dr. Skinner talks about Alexander Graham Bell and his pride of being an American.

01:05:45 Talks about excessive and perverted individualism that makes one blind to community.

01:10:58 Talks about how it is essential to consider the spiritual frontier. Will one serve God and be good citizens of America.

01:13:42 Choir sings.

01:15:35 Dr. Robert Skinner give benediction.

01:15:47 Unidentified male give remarks and signs off.

01:17:20 Audio ends.


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