I’ve addressed a wide range of issues in counseling others in the past three decades as a pastor.
It would be impossible to adequately prepare young leaders for handling the many issues encountered in ministry today.
The landscape of society is extraordinarily complicated — due primarily to the breakdown of the family over the last four decades.
Those who aspire to leadership are typically driven by strong desires to help others. But something must be done to protect new leaders from too much trial and error. There is a significant risk of hurting those under their care when you’re unprepared to handle issues but believe you’re qualified.
Even worse, some efforts to help could actually bring disrepute to pastoral ministry as well as to the gospel itself.
A new pastor must expect to be approached with issues beyond the scope of his preparation. These leaders (like all others) must be…
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