Why Younger Pastors Need Older Pastors

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I have had the privilege of serving in one church my entire Christian life under a pastor who served the same flock for over three decades until his passing this last year. Statistics tell us that only 50% of ministers starting out will not last five years . I have to admit that I am afraid to hear a statistic like this because I am in my “rookie” years of pastoring. I know I have a lot of growing to do as a Christian, husband, father, and pastor of a church with some church members who are twice my age. But I remember Paul (an older seasoned pastor) who told Timothy (a younger pastor) to “let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity” (1 Tim. 4:12). Being blessed with the privilege of serving…

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