|Administrative History||In July 1890, a group of CMS friends attending the Keswick Convention wrote a letter, addressed to the Secretaries and Committee of CMS, calling for a large scale advance, and suggesting an appeal for 'no less than a thousand additional workers'. They also called for:|
1) evangelists to be sent out in groups, each associated with a leader;
2) larger employment of lay workers;
3) the groups to include 'mechanics and working men and women whose hearts God has touched'; thereby the CMS would have the means to provide for
4) industrial training;
5) special provision for the training of the proposed new classes of workers;
6) facilities for contributions to be appropriated for special topics.
Three sub-committees were appointed 14 October to consider certain of the suggestions: Sub-Committee A to consider suggestions 1, 2, 3 and 5 of the Keswick Letter (candidates and training issues); Sub-Committee B on industrial work and Sub-Committee C to consider appropriated funds.