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BGEA: Southern California Seminary Program Records - Collection 22

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Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

General Historical Background of Billy Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Historical Background of This Collection

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)

Other Information Which Will Be Helpful to the User of This Guide

List of Audio Tapes in This Collection (Location Records)
    Audio Tapes
List of the Contents of Boxes of Paper Records in This Collection (Container List)



Brief Description.
Two booklets containing correspondence, schedules, budgets, and staff and student evaluations relating to the seminary programs held in conjunction with the 1963 Los Angeles Crusade. This was one of a series of trial programs which eventually resulted in the start of the School of Evangelism component of major crusades. There are two audio tapes of addresses given at the 1963 Southern California Crusade Seminary Program. There are restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information, please see guide.
Vol: 1 Box, 2 Audio Tapes


Collection 22
[December 1, 2004]
BGEA: Southern California Crusade Seminary Program; 1963
Records; 1962-1963

1 Box (DC; .5 cubic feet), Audio Tapes


Restrictions

The BGEA retains the copyright to their materials and their permission is needed for quotation. BGEA permission is also required to copy photos, audio recordings, or films in this collection, as well as paper records in any restricted files. The Archives staff will provide the form needed to request copying permission. Paper records in files not otherwise restricted may be copied. For quotation permission, contact the BGEA at bgpermissions@bgea.org



Historical Background

In 1962, acting on the suggestions of pastor Lane Adams and businessman Lowell Berry, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association began to investigate the possibility of holding seminars in conjunction with crusades. These seminars would be aimed at seminary students and would provide the future ministers with a theoretical and experiential understanding of the ways and means of mass evangelism. According to a handout on the seminary program written in late 1962 or early 1963, "The need for a systematic program to expose theological students to the various aspects of evangelism was soon apparent when students from Fuller Theological Seminary first began participating in the Crusades. The program was officially organized in the Chicago Crusade when twenty young men from seven seminaries participated. The program is under the cognizance of Crusade Director Walter Smyth. The Administration of the program is handled by Bob Root of the Billy Graham Association. Liaison between the administration and the seminary students is handled by Ed Gregory. Gregory coordinated the seminary program in the Chicago and El Paso Crusades and will serve in the same capacity in the forthcoming Los Angeles Crusade." Also involved in the BGEA's planning of the program were Bill Brown, Robert Ferm, and Leighton Ford. The trial programs were enthusiastically received and the program called the School of Evangelism became a regular part of major crusades.

Folder 6-69 contains an evaluation booklet for the seminary program of the El Paso Crusade of 1962. Other files in that collection relate to Ed Gregory and the Southern California Crusade Seminary Program.



Scope and Content

This collection contains two notebooks on the development and evaluation of the Southern California Crusade Seminary Program. The first booklet contains general correspondence, transcripts of exploratory interviews with various seminary officials, a proposed program outline, a suggested budget, and a directory of seminaries in the western third of the United States. The second booklet contains correspondence with students attending the program, their supervisors, and miscellaneous persons, as well as extensive evaluations of the program by students.

Also in this collection are two audio tapes made of some talks given at the 1963 Southern California Crusade Seminary Program. Tape T1 contains the address "Crisis in Urgency," delivered August 19, and "Crisis in Strategy," delivered August 20, both by Leighton Ford. Tape T2 contains two addresses delivered August 23: "Crisis in Communication" by Leighton Ford and "Historical Perspective, Contributors, and Problems of Mass Evangelism" by Robert Ferm.

Provenance

The booklets were sent to the Center by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in April 1976. The tapes were received by the Center from the BGEA Atlanta Office in May 1977.

Accession 76-13, 77-6

April 5, 1977

Robert Shuster

Revised, June 30, 1977

Robert Shuster



SCHEDULE OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CRUSADE SEMINARY PROGRAM; 1963

Wednesday 8/14 Arrival
Thursday 8/15 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Welcome and Orientation (Ed Gregory)
10:45 - 12:15 Group A - Counselor Training (Charlie Riggs)
Group B - (AFTERNOON) Crusade Preparation
Friday 8/16 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Reorientation and prayer (Ed Gregory)
10:45 - 12:00 Local crusade development (Richard Woike)
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Group A - Counselor Training (Charlie Riggs)
Group B - Crusade Preparation
Saturday 8/17 Study, Relaxation
Sunday 8/18 Free Time
Monday 8/19 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Crusade planning and strategy (Walter Smyth)
10:45 - 12:00 Group I - Crisis in Urgency (Leighton Ford)
Group II - Motive and Goal of Evangelism (Joe Blinco)
1:30 p.m. Optional Discussion Groups (Joe Blinco, Leighton Ford)
Tuesday 8/20 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Evangelism and Writing (Dr. Wirt)
11:50 - 12:50 Group I - Crisis in Strategy (Leighton Ford)
10:45 - 11:45 Group II - Dilemma and Dynamic of Evangelism (Joe Blinco)
1:45 p.m. Optional Discussion Group (Dr. Wirt)
Wednesday 8/21 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Relationship of Evangelism to Evangelical Movement (Dr. John Wesley White)
11:50 - 12:50 Group I - Crisis in Communication (Leighton Ford)
10:45 - 11:45 Group II - The Ministry that Triumphs (Joe Blinco)
1:30 p.m. Optional Discussion Groups (Joe Blinco, Leighton Ford)
Thursday 8/22 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Evangelism and Writing (Dr. Wirt)
11:50 - 12:50 Group I - Crisis in Communication (Leighton Ford)
10:45 - 11:45 Group II - The Ministry that Triumphs (Joe Blinco)
1:30 p.m. Optional Discussion Group (Dr. Wirt)
Friday 8/23 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Crisis in Communication, (Conclusion) (Leighton Ford)
10:45 - 12:00 Historical Perspective, Contributions, and Problems of Mass Evangelism (Dr. Robert Ferm)
1:30 p.m. Optional Discussion Groups (Dr. Ferm)
Saturday 8/24 Study, Relaxation
Sunday 8/25 Free Time
Monday 8/26 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Billy Graham Team Breakfast
10:45 - 12:00 Visitation Evangelism (Rev. Eugene Golay)
1:30 p.m. Optional Discussion Groups (Rev. Golay, Dr. Haqq)
Tuesday 8/27 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Prayer Preparation (Rev. Arvid Carlson)
10:45 - 11:45 Counseling and Follow-Up Procedures (Forrest Layman)
11:50 - 12:50 Apologetics & Evangelism (Dr. Haqq)
Wednesday 8/28 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Building Christian Maturity in the Church Membership (Rev. Louis Evans)
1:30 p.m. Optional Discussion Group (Rev. Evans)
Thursday 8/29 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Group Prayer
10:45 - 12:00 How a Local Church Prepares and Participates in a Crusade (Rev. Raymond Ortlund) (Meet at Lake Avenue Congregational Church, 393 N Lake Avenue, Pasadena, California)
1:30 p.m. Optional Discussion Groups (Rev. Ortlund, Mr. Riggs)
Friday 8/30 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Operation Africa (Howard Jones, Bob Harrison)
10:45 - 12:00 Psychology of Conversion (Dr. Ferm)
1:30 p.m. Optional Discussion Groups (Rev. Jones, Rev. Harrison, Dr. Ferm)
Saturday 8/31 Study, Relaxation
Sunday 9/1 Free Time
Monday 9/2 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Group Prayer
10:45 - 12:00 Follow-Up and Training Men (Charie Riggs)
Tuesday 9/3 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Evangelism and Music as Related to the Local Church (Don Hustad)
10:45 - 12:00 Racial problems and the local church (Dr. Horace Mays)
1:30 p.m. Optional Discussion Group (Dr. Mays)
Wednesday 9/4 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Administration (Bob Root)
10:40 - 11:20 Personal Shaking (Dr. Charles Foller)
11:30 - 12:30 Minister's Prayer Fellowships (Rev. Armin Gesswein)
Thursday 9/5 9:30 - 10:30 The Ministry that Triumphs (Joe Blinco)
10:45 - 12:00 Evangelism and Films (Dick Ross)
Friday 9/6 8:00 - 10:15 a.m. Ministers' Breakfast
10:30 - 11:30 Practical problems of a Minister (Rev. Erling Wold)
11:30 - 12:00 Crusade Evaluation and Prayer (Ed Gregory)
Saturday 9/7 Study, Relaxation
Sunday 9/8 Leave for home



LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 77-6
Type of Material: Audio Tapes

The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE FILE


Addresses given at the 1963 Southern California Crusade Seminary Program:

T1 - SIDE 1: "Crisis in Urgency," Leighton Ford, August 19, 1963. 3-3/4 ips. SIDE 2: "Crisis in Strategy," Leighton Ford, August 20, 1963. 3-3/4 ips.

T2 - SIDE 1: "Crisis in Communications," Leighton Ford, August 23, 1963. 3-3/4 ips, about 1 hour. SIDE 2: "Historic Perspective, Contributions, and problems of Mass Evangelism," Robert Ferm, August 23, 1963. 3-3/4 ips, about 1 hour.



CONTAINER LIST
Box Folder Item
1 1 Program notebook, Vol. 1; 1963
1 2 Program notebook, Vol. 2; 1963



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