The question posed was “Our church just hired a pastor who is young enough to be the child of many members. His language about ‘the emerging church’, ‘post modernism’ and ‘interfaith dialogue’ distresses older members.”
The result is unhappy constituents in the church. The communication style and words used by the young pastor is causing sparks to fly and a disconnect between the generations. Older members have trouble understanding what he means by “the emerging church” and the terms he uses makes them turn away from his sermons.
Michael Clingenpeel, pastor of River Road Church believes that the young pastor is responsible for the words he uses to encourage change.Continue Reading