This course was discontinued in the 1980s after the thriving Mission Network was destroyed by David Miscavige. The mission network had grown tremendously and was a direct outgrowth of LRH's establishment of the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course. Class VI auditors streamed out from Saint Hill and established missions all over the world. One of the more popular courses was the Volunteer Minister's Course which, like the older HQS course, got a new Scientologist able to apply 19 separate areas of technology, really making the person into a "Scientologist." The old Volunteer Minister's Handbook didn't have pictures like the current Scientology Handbook — it didn't need them. It was easy to understand and got the student applying Scientology in real world conditions, which the Scientology Handbook failed to do.