Religion: The Seed in Indiana

If business and industry beat the bushes for the best young recruits, why shouldn't the Christian ministry do the same? For Indiana's Methodist Bishop Richard C. Raines, the question had a special significance: the Methodist Church needs 1,200 new ministers a year, but it is currently getting only about 650. To help him do something about it, a hard-driving Indianapolis insuranceman named Edward F. Gallahue borrowed an idea or two from business salesmanship.

Insuranceman Gallahue (American States Insurance Co.) laid out the campaign. Ministers in each of Indiana's 17 Methodist districts were asked to select one or more outstanding boys in their...

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