Tip #3: Admit Failures (1 Tim. 1:15).
Nobody’s perfect, but the pastor is pretty close. The older generations grew up with that kind of mentality of respect for elders—which is by-and-large a very good thing that we young people could learn from. However, this respect sometimes almost led to exaltation—to the realms of perfection. Growing up, I felt like the pastors of churches and most of the deacons were practically perfect in every way. Like the dictators of many enslaved countries, the pastor’s integrity was not to be questioned or doubted. He had no major flaws—he had very little struggle with sin.
Of course, we all know this isn’t true. And glaring scandals tend to dash young people’s trust in leadership. I do think the pastor should be respected and admired for his integrity. However, there must be a balance.
Millennials today most respect the most “real” people. In other…
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