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Evangelism - page 115
Part of the following text appears in the Church Manual (17th editon)

  Section:   Notes to Chapter 7:  Small Group Ministries - page 68

   The text is bold blue appears in the Church Manual

Distributing Literature From Door to Door.-- Brethren and sisters, will you put on the Christian armor? "Your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace," you will be prepared to walk from house to house, carrying the truth to the people. Sometimes you will find it trying to do this kind of work; but if you go forth in faith, the Lord will go before you, and will let His light shine upon your pathway. Entering the homes of your neighbors to sell or to give away our literature, and in humility to teach them the truth, you will be accompanied by the light of heaven, which will abide in these homes.-- Review and Herald, May 24, 1906.  {Ev 114.3}

Organizing Into Working Bands.--In our churches let companies be formed for service. In the Lord's work there are to be no idlers. Let different ones unite in labor as fishers of men. Let them seek to gather souls from the corruption of the world into the saving purity of Christ's love. 
     The formation of small companies as a basis of Christian effort is a plan that has been presented before me by One who cannot err. If there is a large number in the church, let the members be formed into small companies, to work not only for the church members but for unbelievers also.-- Australasian Union Conference Record, Aug. 15, 1902.  {Ev 115.2}

Church Manual Note adds:  As early as 1871 she wrote specific instructions ("How to Conduct Meetings")  that were the same in purpose and procedure as small group ministries today.  (See R&H, May 30, 1871 reprinted in Testimonies, Vol. 2, page 577-582
Like a Well-drilled Company of Soldiers.-- Ministers should love order, and should discipline themselves, and then they can successfully discipline the church of God and teach them to work harmoniously, like a well-drilled company of soldiers. If discipline and order are necessary for successful action on the battlefield, the same are as much more needful in the warfare in which we are engaged as the object to be gained is of greater value and more elevated in character than those for which opposing forces contend on the field of battle. In the conflict in which we are engaged eternal interests are at stake.  {Ev 115.3}
     Angels work harmoniously. Perfect order characterizes all their movements. The more closely we imitate the harmony and order of the angelic host, the more successful will be the efforts of these heavenly agents in our behalf.-- Letter 32, 1892.
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