Samuel James was a student at SEBTS that had been approved for appointment with the Foreign Mission Board. The service opens with a scripture reading from 0:00-0:18. A short word on prayer is given from 0:25-1:30. A prayer is offered from 1:31-4:22. The speaker is introduced from 4:28-10:00. Music plays from 10:12-15:27. James speaks from 15:36-31:10. Samuel James speaks about the needs of the mission field. Dr. Hardeson speaks from 31:19-35:04. He shares further needs for missionaries. Dr. Copeland speaks from 35:13-40:31. He gives the chapel an opportunity to respond to the message they’ve heard and give to the needs of the missionaries.
After President Stealey opens in prayer and the reading of Colossians 1:9-19 (start-06:44), he introduces and reads the Abstract of Principles (6:45-21:04). After making some concluding thoughts, Dr. Stealey moves on to having two new professors sign the Abstract of Principles (23:30-26:55). Those professors were Dr. James E. Tull, Professor of Theology, and Dr. Emily K. Lansdell, Professor of Missions.