The article addresses the presiding eldership, an office in the Methodist Church that is part of the superintendancy of the work of the clergy. It argues that the structure of the Methodist Church has kept the church healthy, and that the presiding elders are an important part of that structure.
Clinkscales, John G., "The Presiding Eldership from a Layman's Standpoint" (1920). Methodist Historical Society Addresses. 31.