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David Mains Papers

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Biographical Note

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Planning Creative Sunday Morning Services



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David Mains Papers, 1970-1980 | Special Collections, Buswell Library

By The Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections Staff

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Collection Overview

Title: David Mains Papers, 1970-1980Add to your cart.

ID: SC/118

Primary Creator: Mains, David

Extent: 2.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2006

Subjects: Mains, David R., Public worship, Wheaton College (Ill.) - Alumni., Worship - Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Forms of Material: Audiotapes, Manuscripts

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The David Mains Collection is composed of manuscript and media material. Manuscripts include the guide for the "Planning Creative Sunday Morning Services" while media material represents approximaterly 20+ audio cassettes on the same topic.

Biographical Note

Dr. David R. Mains graduated from Wheaton College in 1958 with a B.A. in History.  He was director of The Chapel Ministries in Wheaton, Illinois from 1977-1998.  For over 20 years his primary ministry voice was host of the "Chapel of the Air" syndicated radio broadcast, a 15-minute radio broadcast heard more than 500 times daily each Monday through Saturday on approximately 185 radio outlets throughout North America.  Chapel of the Air was also home of the annual 50-Day Spiritual Adventure.  In 1993 he launched the "You Need to Know" daily television program, which was named the 1995 Program of the Year by the National Religious Broadcasters.  Dr. Mains' pioneering work in church renewal also includes ten years as senior pastor of Circle Church in Chicago (1967-1977).  He received an honorary doctorate from Indiana Wesleyan University.  His numerous books include two Gold Medallion winners, "Tales of the Kingdom" and "Tales of the Resistance," which he coauthored with his wife, Karen.  He formed Mainstay Church Resources to provide spiritual growth tools for the local church, which eventually was used by 15,000 churches and millions of laypeople.  He also developed the Mainstay Model, a sermon preparation tool to radically transform the effectiveness of preaching and created Sermon-Coach.com, a sermon and worship service website to provide tools for local pastors. The Mains' currently reside in West Chicago, IL.

Subject/Index Terms

Mains, David R.
Public worship
Wheaton College (Ill.) - Alumni.
Worship - Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections, Buswell Library

Alternate Extent Statement: .84 linear feet

Access Restrictions: There are no specific restrictions on this collection.

Use Restrictions: Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.

Acquisition Source: The provenance of the David Mains Papers is currently unknown.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Other URL: http://library.wheaton.edu


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Sub-Series 1: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: LetterAdd to your cart.
Volume 1, Quarter 1 and 2
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Volume 1, Quarter 1 and 2
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Volume 1, Quarter 1 and 2
Folder 4: Related MaterialAdd to your cart.
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Folder 5: Miscellaneous MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Volume 1, Quarter 1 and 2
Folder 6: Reference ThoughtsAdd to your cart.
Volume 1, Quarter 1 and 2
Folder 7: How to ManualAdd to your cart.
Volume 1, Quarter 1 and 2
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Volume 1, Quarter 1 and 2
Folder 9: Reference ThoughtsAdd to your cart.
Volume 1, Quarter 1 and 2
Folder 10: How to ManualAdd to your cart.
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Volume 1, Quarter 3 and 4
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Volume 1, Quarter 3 and 4
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