Workers´ Institutes

A general name for several types of short-term schools for evangelistic workers and colporteurs, such as Bible schools, Bible institutes, and biblical institutes. These schools began about 1874 and continued into the early years of the present century, when their functions were taken over by the theological departments of denominational colleges and by colporteur institutes ( see Literature Evangelist ). In several instances, particularly overseas, these institutes developed into denominational schools. One of the early announcements of such an institute sets forth its objectives and procedures: “It is proposed to hold in Battle Creek, Mich., commencing at the close of the present term of school, about the middle of December next, a series of exercises to be conducted by Elds. White, Smi...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.