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Handbook, 1909
			

The Numerical Measure of Our Mem-
                       bership.

 It is embarrassing to our Church to declare that the fig-
ures returned affecting to represent the membership of the
Church are incorrect, yet this is alleged by our Bishops gen-
erally. There is no intention to deny it but to ask, Why
continue it? Are we incompetent to secure the correct fig-
ures? This is not admitted but it is stated that our numbers
are reduced to make our accomplishments appear large per
capita. This may be the reason but does it commend itself to
our judgment? On every hand when we would compare with
other churches or with ourselves in former years, we very
generally declare our figures to be far below the facts in the
case.  Would it not be better to make the ratio of our
accomplishments in raising funds less, than to apologize for
the smallness and be ashamed of the aggregate membership?
This writer finds in the figures reported to the annual con-
ferences a showing for our Church on the American con-
tinent and the adjacent islands of about four hundred fifty
thousand members, with about sixty thousand probationers;
foreign members and probationers approximately, twenty
thousand.
  Is it not wiser to exact correctness and truthfulness of our
pastors than to exact an exaggerated ratio of General Fund
money?

                    Our Roster.
  The original design was to issue this publication in the
year 1909. The many delays to which the preparation of
this book has been subjected has affected its practical worth
                                                  (129)




			
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Handbook, 1909


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