Excerpt from Church Growth and Decline in Ohio W.O. Thompson, Chairman, President, Ohio State UniversityPresident, Ohio Church Federation Columbus, Ohio J.O. Ashenhurst, Secretary, Committee on Rural Churches, United Presbyterian Church George F. Bareis, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Heidelberg College Edward Bvers, A.M., Sc. D.School of Education, Defiance College I. J. Cahill, Sec'y, Ohio Christian Missionary Society H. J. Christman, President, Central Theological Seminary W. G. Clippinger, President, Otterbein University Charles Wm. Dabney, President, University of Cincinnati G. Walter Fiske, Junior Dean, Oberlin Theological Seminary L. H. Goddard, Chief, Dept. Cooperation, Ohio Experiment Station A. B. Graham, Superintendent of Agricultural Extension, Ohio State Univ. George J. Henderson, Supt. Central District, American S.S. Union Walter H. Houston, Supt. Presbyterian Home Missions, Synod of Ohio C. W. Kurtz, Presiding Elder, United Brethren Church Frederick C. Landsittel, State Normal College, Ohio University Charles Marston, Pastor, Presbyterian Church, Millersburg, Ohio E. A. Miller, Oberlin College J. Knox Montgomery, President, Muskingum College S. K. Mosiman, President, Central Mennonite College J. O. Notestein, University of Wooster W. W. Mills, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Marietta College H. C. Price, Dean, College of Agriculture, Ohio State Univ. O. W. Powers, Home Mission Sec'y, Christian ChurchPresident, Ohio State Christian Association C. J. Rose, Secretary, Ohio Baptist Convention E. S. Rothrock, State Superintendent, Congregational Conference of Ohio B. R. Ryail, Secretary, Y. M. C. A. of Ohio, County Work Dept. A. C. Shuman, Pastor, Reformed Church, Tiffin, O.J. K. Shellenberger, Sec'y of the Brotherhood, Disciples of Christ Worthington B. Slutz, District Supt., Methodist Episcopal Church J. Warren Smith, Director, U.S. Weather Bureau George F. Smythe, Kenyon College George Stibitz, Central Seminary N. W. Stroup, District Supt., Methodist Episcopal Church Omer S. Thomas, Secretary of Miami Christian Conference Samuel Tyler, Chairman, Social Service Commission, Diocese of Southern OhioProtestant Episcopal Church Selby H. Vance, Lane Seminary Paul L. Vogt, Professor of Sociology. Miami University Ralph J. White, Missionary Superintendent of Bast OhioSynod Evangelical Lutheran Church G. P. Williams, Superintendent of MissionsAmerican Sunday School Union Warren H. Wilson, Supt., Presbyterian Department of Church and Country Life About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.