The current and coming generations don’t want to do church the way we did it. This is a good thing.
Becoming like your elders isn’t discipleship, it’s mimicry. Repeating their habits and behaviors isn’t growth, it’s going through the motions.
When elders become more like Jesus, we show those coming behind us how to do it too. Then, when they become more like Jesus, they’ll challenge us to keep growing even more. Each serving and blessing the other in an upward cycle of faith.
A servant will always become like their master. But an elder isn’t a master. An elder follows the Master, and helps others follow him, too.
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