Allow me to start a conversation.
It would be impossible to adequately prepare a young leader for the many issues encountered in ministry today.
Society in the US has become very complicated — primarily due to the breakdown of the family over the last four decades.
Something must be done to protect new leaders from too much trial and error.
The concern is partly due to the fact that those who aspire to leadership are typically driven by strong desires to help others. Yet when they are unprepared to handle complex issues, they risk hurting those under their care and bringing disrepute on pastoral ministry or even on the gospel itself.
A new pastor should expect to be approached with issues beyond the scope of his preparation.
New leaders must remain postured with enough humility to admit when they do not have adequate answers to complex problems.
The problem arises…
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