Student ministers face challenges as age separates them from youth
from Associated Baptist Press
Age can influence the career direction a youth minister or campus minister takes. Family transitions may lead to a ministry change, or the minister may feel age has separated him or her from students. "There may be a time when you feel like you can't relate...You may think their world is so different than mine," said Don Mattingly, assistant to the president for strategic initiatives at Mercer University. Mattingly believes two major factors influence the direction a youth minister's career may take -- the individual’s age when entering youth work and whether the minister earns a seminary degree.
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