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(3) The Bible Sunday school as the training school of the church: (a) Methods of organizing such a school; (b) the officers and teachers, their qualifications, duties and responsibilities, and relation of their work to the church; (e) the home school, and the pastor's relation to it; (d) mission schools, their organization and management, and their relations to the church; (e) teachers' meetings, how best conducted; (f) methods of instructing and managing Bible classes, intermediate classes, and primary classes.

IV. MISSIONARY WORK.

The training in this department is to be strictly practical. The principle "To do is to know" is to be carefully applied. While a knowledge of the best methods of doing missionary work is regarded as very important, actual practice in doing the work is regarded as still more important. Without this latter the former will be of little value, and the training given will be very defective. This practical work, during the school year, is to receive special attention, and will be under the special direction of the teachers. In addition to this practical work, each student will also be required to pursue a systematic course of missionary reading. This course is to include a careful selection of works on the history and progress of missionary effort and a wide range of biographical sketches of eminent and successful home and foreign missionaries of the Baptist and other denominations. The foregoing is to be hereafter the maximum theological course for each of the home mission schools, except the Richmond Theological Seminary. The president of each school may, however, exercise his discretion in omitting from this course such portions of the work as he may deem necessary in the interest of the class of students who receive instruction.

The full course at the Richmond Theological Seminary includes Hebrew, Greek, Biblical introduction, English interpretation, Biblical theology and ethics, church history, homiletics, psychology, and moral philosophy, and is in short a regular theological seminary, having a course of four years such as was described in the report of this Bureau for 1890-91.

Other schools have courses ranging from two to five years, but generally of three, with the omission of Hebrew and Greek, with the exception of Wilberforce University, which has both in its "regular course;" Gammon Theological Seminary, which has both elective except for candidates for a degree, and Howard University, which has both in its "classical course of theology."

Several missionary courses have been established. That of the Central Tennessee College is called a "Training school for Africa."

There is no charge for tuition in these institutions, and it is believed that lodging is also free. At the Gammon Seminary eight cottages have been erected for the use of married students, and at this school and at others loans and gifts are made to deserving students.

TABLE 1.-Statistics of institutions for educating the colored race, showing grade of students during 1892–93.

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TABLE 1.-Statistics of institutions for educating the colored race, showing grade of students, during 1892-93-Continued.

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TABLE 1-Statistics of institutions for educating the colored race, showing grade of students, during 1892-93-Continued.

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TABLE 1.-Statistics of institutions for educating the colored race, showing grade of students, during 1892-93-Continued.

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TABLE 2.-Statistics of institutions for educating the colored race which failed to report grade of students, 1892-93.

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TABLE 3.-Colored students in schools for the special classes, 1892–93.

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