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Dr. Albert Mohler shares why Southern Baptists should be thankful for the rising generation of younger pastors. Here is an excerpt:
Tonight I spent a really encouraging few hours with a group of younger pastors — men who are being greatly used of God to reach their own generation and far beyond. That experience made me really thankful, and also led me to think about why Southern Baptists should be especially thankful for the rising generation of young pastors.
1. They are deeply committed to the Gospel and to the authority of Scripture.
2. They love the church.
3. They are gifted preachers and teachers.
4. They are eager evangelists.
5. They are complementarians who affirm the biblical roles for men and women in both the church and the home.
6. They are men of vision.
7. They are men of global reach and Great Commission passion.
8. They are men of joy.
Most denominations now look to the younger generation and wonder if there will be any pastors, or if the younger pastors will love the Gospel, preach the Word, and commit themselves to the church and the Great Commission. Southern Baptists are now blessed to look at the rising generation of pastors and see so much that should bring satisfaction, hope, and joy. The younger you go in the Southern Baptist Convention, the more conviction you discover. There is reason for great hope.
I go to bed tonight having been encouraged by my time with these young pastors. I get to see this rising generation every day on the campus of Southern Seminary. I also know that none of this would be happening here if a generation of SBC pastors and leaders had not fought the good fight and recovered this denomination for the cause of truth, the authority of the Bible, and the furtherance of the Gospel.
All this will send a man to a thankful sleep.
Based on my observation and personal convictions, I agree with Dr. Mohler. You can read the rest of his article here. He expounds on each point above. It’s worthy of your time.
What are your thoughts?