Church Work with Boys by William Byron ForbushChurch Work with Boys by William Byron Forbush

Church Work with Boys

byWilliam Byron Forbush

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910. Excerpt: ... VI HOW TO CONDUCT A CHURCH BOYS' CLUB Whatever the special methods used in any church boys' club, there are some ideals common to all. These should be stated. I. The purpose of the club, as has already been said, is to form character in the boys by their living out a portion of the moral life, helpfully, together. Play is not a bait for work. The game is not an allurement toward religion. The leader believes that play and games are themselves character-making forces and he uses them for their own sakes and not as secondary to something else. He believes in his methods. II. The definite shaping of ideals in a club comes by the familiar mingling of boys with boys and of the boys with their leader. The club should not be so large as to be a mob, and the methods should not work so much in the mass that the leader cannot know and be known by each individual. A club in a church generally should begin small and enlarge gradually. The leader should early ask himself if he is getting to know each member well. If he is not doing this, he may well leave out some other things and do this first. III. The membership of the club should be of boys of nearly the same age, and should consist at the start of a single class or of two or more similar classes in the Sunday-school. The church which sustains a strong boys' club, composed of boys from fourteen up, will hold its younger boys sufficiently by anticipation. The first club inaugurated should be of the oldest boys whom the leaders can hold. The most successful years for organizing are probably from thirteen to fourteen, the culminating years of the "gang" period. IV. The club should be controlled by the church, and should, at least at first, be restricted to boys of the congregation. It should generally meet somewhere ...
Title:Church Work with BoysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217813623

ISBN - 13:9780217813624