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Resolution 18

Resolution 18

That while we feel that there is much to encourage us in what has been done, and is now in progress, for the establishment and development of native Churches, we consider it to be of the utmost importance that from the very beginning the idea that the Church is their own and not a foreign Church should be impressed upon converts, and that a due share of the management and financial support of the Church should be theirs from the first. But we hold that the power of independent action, which is closely connected with the establishment of a native episcopate, ought not as a rule to be confided to native Churches until they are also financially independent.