The Value of Organization, 1860-1903

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This conference paper was originally published as:

Oliver, B. (2018). The value of organization, 1860-1903. In A. Timm, & J. Nix (Eds.), Lessons from Battle Creek. Paper presented at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Battle Creek, Michigan, 12-13 April (pp. 38-58). Nampa, ID: Pacific Press.

ISBN: 978-0-8280-2847-9


It is the purpose of this paper to examine some aspects of the initial organization of the church and also the reorganization of the church some forty years later. The shape of denominational structures will be briefly described, followed by an examination of the purpose for organization, the impact of organization on the missionary expansion of the church, and the role played by Ellen White and others in the process.


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