Concordia Theological Monthly

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The Pastor and Youth;

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youth, generation, pastor, preaching, soul, christian, congregation, atonement

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


At any given moment in his ministry the pastor in active congregational service is face to face with three age groups. A local church is a cross-section of the family of God. There are the old, for whom the ministrations of the servant of the Word are largely a preparation for a near eternity. There are the middle-aged who must be carried through sorrow and defeat even though their religious habits and attitudes have been fixed by the years. And there are the young, at one and the same time a very precious and a very unstable part of the flock, whom under the blessing of God the pastor can mold and train for consecrated service to the Church. In his public preaching as well as in his individual ministrations the faithful servant of God is always conscious of the differing needs and varying attitudes of these three groups.


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Laity; Ministers; Scholars