From the Interwebs (02/21/14)

The Never Ending Need to Multiply Volunteers

This coming weekend, Victory Metro Manila will have its annual volunteer weekend. Ed Stetzer’s blog post is timely:

Most pastors of churches want their churches to grow, and they recruit volunteers to enable it. They’re surprised, however, how quickly the demand for more rears its ugly head on the heels of victory. We get new volunteers and then we need new volunteers. So we get new volunteers, and then we need more new volunteers. It never goes away. If you want success, you better be prepared for the cycle that comes with it.

What Pastors Owe Their People

Daniel Darling:

Preaching styles do differ, but it’s hard to argue the unmistakeable responsibility of pastors to take the whole counsel of God and preach it faithfully. To not give our people spiritual food, to not share with them the “all the things I have commanded you” is to commit spiritual malpractice. It’s to intentionally leave our people spiritually malnourished.

The Age of Ageism

Wise words from Bryan Loritts:

We are in an age of ageism where many of the young men I meet today in the church do not know how to relate to older men in ways that honor them and God all at once. The demise of the family, and the absence of strong godly men to lead their children, has left a void in our young men leaving them ill equipped in simple yet significant ways.