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Looking Back

June 1962


The General Assembly has thirteen men and women and a mobile training unit engaged in the training of youth leaders and Sunday School staff. This is some indication of the Church’s determination to see that our young people have what we consider to be “the best”.

The mobile unit has been used in 29 presbyteries, chiefly in the more remote areas, since it began work. There are Youth Offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Ayr.

Training schools, summer conferences, week-night classes are run to help those who are responsible for the youth work in congregations.

Many Youth Clubs are experimenting with the ‘Café’ approach to outsiders.

The great new venture announced to the Assembly was of course the purchase of Carberry Tower as a youth leadership and conference training centre. It is expected to be ready for occupation later this year.

The Assembly heard that there are 285,000 boys and girls in our Sunday Schools, 71,000 in Bible Classes and 22,000 in Youth Fellowships.

The wide range of publications ought to be better known – for example, the excellent ‘What do you know about the Church?’ by E. S. Towill, and ‘A Pattern of Prayer’ by A.W. Sawyer; ‘Gen’ (a new magazine for club leaders) and ‘Clues’ (Bible Study Guides in a modern style).

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