Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/AK
TitleKeswick Letter 25 July 1890
Extent2 files, 1 volume, 2 items
DescriptionRecords of the sub-committees appointed October 1890 to consider issues raised in the Keswick Letter, predominantly records of Sub-Committee A.
ArrangementThese papers should be in the Committee Work section of the catalogue, but were catalogued many years ago and have since been used too much in research for the archive reference to be altered.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryIn 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.


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