McAlister, A. W.
November 1922
Journal of Social Forces;Nov1922, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p38
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the Church-by-the-Side-of-the-Road located in the suburbs of Greensboro, North Carolina. The standard of precedence in the Church is not wealth nor so-called social position, but character and service and these alone. It is not an institutional church. It is like any other church. It is just an ordinary church, with a definite community service program. The church building is not much of a building , but it is comfortable and is so arranged that it can be transformed into about a dozen class rooms for the Sunday School. The church is endeavoring to minister to existing needs of the community, being careful not to try to minister to needs which do not exist. The result is that the church has become the center of the recreational and social as well as the spiritual interests of the community. The church is interested in everybody and everybody is interested in the church. The Church-by-the-Side-of-the-Road is working under the banner of the Presbyterianism but without any emphasis on the "ism."


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