Lead a Weblog for Young Adult Leaders
We’re often asked the following question from young adult leaders: What do I do if my group has differing levels of spiritual maturity? That’s a valid question, and a challenging one. For starters, separating groups according to their supposed spiritual maturity isn’t a good solution. It creates pride and division, and it prohibits community. But how do you lead a group of mixed spiritual maturity when you want to make sure everyone is challenged?
We are living in an interesting time in history. For what is likely the first time in the history of the Christian church, generations aren’t worshiping together. It now appears normal to see older generations meeting together wearing suits and singing hymns, boomers wearing Hawaiian shirts and singing peppy songs about how Jesus changed their lives, and emerging generations meeting in dark rooms singing in minor keys. But, from an historical perspective, this is not normal. Beyond that, it is ultimately harmful to the church.