Fall is upon us and with fall often comes the beginning of many young leader's first stab at vocational ministry within the walls of a church. Many of these young Christian leaders grew up in church, participated in student leadership, were a part of college ministries and camp, and have finally graduated and are putting their gifts and talents to work in a local church context.
This is all well and good. In fact, this should be commended. For most of us in vocational ministry, we can remember a church or a ministry leader taking a risk and hiring us as we fumbled our way through our first year or two of ministry. We struggled finding that invisible line between identifying with students and maintaining the respect of those who paid our salaries.Read More