The Successful Sunday-School Superintendent Amos Russel Wells

ISBN: 9781446496510

Published: September 30th 2011

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448 pages


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The Successful Sunday-School Superintendent  by  Amos Russel Wells

The Successful Sunday-School Superintendent by Amos Russel Wells
September 30th 2011 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 448 pages | ISBN: 9781446496510 | 6.16 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXV THEMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXV THE SUPERINTENDENT AND THE OTHER OFFICERS The superintendent makes a great mistake who does--or tries to do--everything hy himself. He is to superintend the activities of others, as the president of a society is to preside over the activities of others, and as the chairman of a committee is to sit in a chair and keep others busy.

The less a superintendent can do, the better, provided he gets things done. He is a general, and the other officers are his staff. He is to hold councils of war, and conduct through his subordinates his plan of campaign.

Each officer in his own sphere must be made to lighten the superintendents burdens and further the general operations of the school. And yet sometimes the officers make the superintendents burdens heavier. They hinder the work of the school by their tardiness, their sloth, their criticisms, their jealousies, their forwardness. It often seems as if the superintendent could get along better without them.

They constitute a problem, instead of helping him to solve other problems. How shall this problem of the other officers be solved? Generally the principal problem regarding the assistant superintendent is to find a use for him.

He is a fifth wheel in most Sunday schools, and, like the fifth wheel that is fastened to an automobile, and is used only to substitute for a wheel when it breaks down, so the assistant superintendent in most schools comes into service only when the superintendent-wheel breaks down. That is a sad waste of good material.

The assistant superintendent is, or ought to be, an able worker, and he should have a regular and important work in the school. As he is to assist the superintendent, this work should be something tA History Of Warfare by John Keegan — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, ListsGoodreads



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