Sunday, February 21, 2016

Every Church Member is a Youth Minister

Do you know how to be holy?
In Titus 2: 1-8, God gives clear direction on the relationships between the older and younger men and woman of the church. After reading the passage, you may notice that there is no mention of a single ministry or minister that can single handedly influence the younger generation to live a godly life. God is clear in his word that the church family must work together to communicate sound doctrine and godliness to the younger generation. Many churches have forsaken the biblical approach of collaborated rearing of the younger generation by establishing and depending entirely on one ministry led by one strong personality.

There is a proper place for different ministries within the church but the instructions found in Titus 2: 1-8 are irreplaceable and essential for fostering future godly generations because God has declared it. God commands that older members of the church be wise and godly mentors who are constantly communicating to the younger generation godly living and doctrine (teach, speak, encourage, urge, etc.). A church that follows God’s instructions in Titus 2: 1-8 will build a stronger family bond between the older and younger generations. The ministries of the church should contribute to a more unified culture, not segmented.

But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine… Titus 2:1