imal way to keep youth engaged.
FT: And advice for congregations?
SR: There needs to be good training for
layleaders on how to do church well.
Layleaders are not well trained. That is
hard for the pastor to do. But if an area
person came in and said, “This is how to
make life easier for your pastor,” and “This
is how to do admin and how to think
about paying your pastor,” that would
work much better. Help people develop
those skills, especially our younger church
leaders. We have to get intergenerational
church leadership going on. Let younger
layleaders be mentored by older ones.
I would say to readers of Faith Today
that God’s plan to change the world has
always been churches. The strength of
God’s Kingdom rests and grows based on
how the churches are doing. That’s where
we need to focus. Healthy, vital churches
are key to the Kingdom of God in Canada.
F T: Thank you, Sam. /FT
Brian Stiller, World Evangelical Alliance
Rick Tobias, Yonge Street Mission
Michael Messenger, World Vision Canada
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OCTOBER 16-17, 2015
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