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Billy Graham, Rock of Witness Dedication, Forest Home 1967

Billy Graham, Rock of Witness Dedication, Forest Home 1967

From the files of Dr. Henrietta Mears–called “Teacher” by many she has led to Christ and built in the faith–comes the following personal testimony of evangelist Billy Graham. In 1948, prior to a great crusade in Los Angeles, Dr. Mears invited a young virtually unknown minister to speak at Forest Home, the Christian conference grounds she was instrumental in founding. Here is his account of one of the most important weeks in his life. [Excerpt first published in Teach Magazine, Spring 1962, p44]

In 1967, Billy Graham returned to Forest Home as part of the dedication of the Rock of Witness commemorating this pivotal moment in his life and ministry.  He also spoke at the dedication of the Sermon on the Mount Chapel at Forest Home where he again spoke of the significance of this event and the influence of Henrietta Mears. … Read More

What do you think are the most important qualities of a Kidmin leader? How do you find those kind of leaders?

Henrietta Mears shares 5 timeless qualities of a Kidmin leader and why it is important to recruit busy people.

The 5 Most Important Qualities of a Kidmin Leader

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First Presbyterian Church, HollywoodIn the 1950’s, Hollywood Presbyterian Church boasted a Sunday School of over 6000 people. Each Sunday, there were more people attending the Sunday School than the worship services. According to Dr. Henrietta Mears, Hollywood Presbyterian Church Christian Education Director, nearly 60% of the people attending the Sunday school were unchurched. Mears believed that the Sunday school was the most vital way for a church to reach unchurched people and influence the community.  Below is a recording of portions of an interview with Henrietta Mears from November of 1962.  She talks about how the Bible has the answer to the world’s problems, the importance of presenting Jesus to every boy and girl, man and woman.  She also talks about the role of the Sunday school in the church.… Read More

No Longer Silent

Damon Delillo —  October 11, 2013

Reel to ReelIf you have been following the Henrietta Mears blog over the last several months, you probably noticed a slow down in posts lately. About 2 months ago I stumbled upon a box of old audio reels that contained over 70 audio recordings of Henrietta Mears.  So, for the last several weeks I have been converting the reels to mp3, instead of blogging  :(.  In the coming months, I will be releasing portions of messages Henrietta Mears gave in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s on topics ranging from evangelism, teaching, qualities of a leader, Sunday School, college/career ministry, personal evangelism, recruiting volunteers, training etc. . .

Much of what you will be hearing hasn’t ever been released before. Stay tuned!… Read More