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The Way of Spontaneous Expansion of the Church. (Roland Allen)

When the Apostles went out into the world the converts were before them, the priests [elders] before them, the Church before them.

They set their faces steadily forward and never looked behind them for supplies of men and money.

That way has hope. That is the only alternative for us today.

It is not only good for us but good for those to whom we go, for it calls out spiritual service, instead of teaching them to rely on others. There is a great difference between going to people with the power of Christ, and going to them with the message that you hope one day to find a man in England [West] to hold them up.

Roland Allen — Reform of the Ministry — 1925

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