Encouragement for the Youth Pastor

Nineteenth century Scottish preacher Horatius Bonar asked 253 Christian friends at what ages they were converted. Here’s what he discovered:

Under 20 years of age – 138
Between 20 and 30 – 85
Between 30 and 40 – 22
Between 40 and 50 – 4
Between 50 and 60 – 3
Between 60 and 70 – 1
Over 70 – 0                   

What you are doing now is vital.  Before the worldview is concrete, before the world seeks its teeth in, and before the “hypocrisy of the christian church” overshadows the love of Jesus Christ…children, teenagers, students need to hear the gospel and be discipled in the Word.

YOUTH PASTORS EVERYWHERE:  YOUR JOB IS IMPORTANT!  Those overnighters where the flu bug spreads like the bubonic plague, that teenager you wish to reach but your arms just seem not long enough, the student roster full but the seats empty….BE ENCOURAGED.  THOSE YOU REACH, MAY HAVE NEVER BEEN REACHED.  REACH THEM WHEN THEY ARE YOUNG.  They may never have another chance.

2 thoughts on “Encouragement for the Youth Pastor

  1. […] Anyway Jeff had a great post today for youth pastors so check out his blog! […]

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