At the Black & Reformed Conference at Angel Community Church in Muskegon, MI, I was honored to be one of the pastors who have served in the CRC for 15 years or longer. It doesn't seem so long ago when Dr.'s Bob Price and Reggie Smith met with me in Grand Rapids (15 years ago!) to "get me ready" for the new work God called me to.
I appreciate the article on the Black and Reformed event in the July/August Banner; however, I wish we had pictures of the young leaders who presented at the conference. It would have been "a powerful picture" to have both young and mature leaders on the same page because we truly are on the same page in serving God's kingdom.
This leads to my question, "What are we doing in our churches to intentionally raise up young Black and Reformed leaders?"
This question is prompted by my personal passion for leadership and young people. What are we doing that is working and where are we seeing favor and fruit from our labors? For those of us who are leaders, we understand the importance of developing young leaders.
I would love to hear from you!