Nov 17, 2018
There’s a shortage in the church today. And I don’t mean a financial shortfall. What we seem to be missing are godly young leaders who will help take the church into the next phase of its existence on this planet. It’s not that these men and women don’t exist, but that the church has done a less-than-stellar job of raising them up and preparing them for their future responsibilities. But, in Philippians 2:19-39, Paul was able to list the names of two young men who he knew were ready, willing and able to minister to the church long after he was gone. He knew, because he had helped to prepare them for their future roles. The church is always in need of godly leaders, but these kinds of individuals aren’t born, they’re made. It takes discipleship and the commitment of older men and women in the church who are willing to pour into the lives of the next generation. The church is only as strong as its leadership. But godly leaders don’t just happen.