AIM creates its first Indigenous training college

The AIM creates its first Indigenous training college, a Bible Training College at Pindimar in Port Stephens. The first student at the College is Ralph Naden, son of AIM Indigenous worker Pastor Willliam Naden from Condobolin. There is a rapid acceleration of Indigenous participation in leadership. During 1938 there are 7 Native workers trained. By 1939, 100 native workers have “gone out”. Leaders include: Pastor W B Naden and Henry Solomon, who begin an outreach ministry in Gilgandra in 1938. They take ownership of Christianity, changing it for the benefit of Aboriginal people, rather than for their assimilation into white society. (Cathleen Inkpin. "Making Their Gospel Known, 70-74)