It seems to me that many of the “experts” who write for the so called Ministerial Leadership sites/organizations are allowing themselves to have mission creep and falling into the trap that the liberal media has succumb to. They are writing their articles/posts with a negative voice as to entice the reader/Pastor/Lay Leader to read their article. They are hoping that the perceived conflict will goad their reader into clicking on the article out of righteous indignation or out of arrogance. The problem is, as with almost all “published” work, they forget that the average church size in America is only 75 people. That means that a large portion of their readers are pastors/ministers who shepherd flocks of just small handfuls of people, very often that fluctuate from week to week and don’t need to know “why people are leaving their church” or “how to reach millennials”. Those are questions and situations that are specific to larger churches with a diverse cultural base (ex. college students, seniors, teens, young adults, mid-lifers).
Good role models are becoming few and far between any more! With Father’s day coming up it would be easy to put dear ol’ dad at the top of the list. However the unfortunate reality of life is that in our society today, many dads are woefully disconnected from their families leaving young men to fend for themselves for good Godly role models.