The Case for Young Elders

The Case for Young Elders

This Sunday the members of Lake Baldwin Church will cast their vote for new elders and deacons. Among these are two candidates for elder who are in their 30s, much younger than those currently serving on the session.

Some might raise legitimate questions. Are they too young to serve as elders? Can they shepherd their peers, or those who are older? Have they lived enough life to have the maturity required to serve as elders?

August Prayer - Day 20

Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth!

I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
things that we have heard and known,
that our fathers have told us.

We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.

— Psalm 78:1-4