A reader asked:
One area of concern in our church family is a void of older Christian men serving in the leadership roles. It seems the default solution to this void is to ask younger men (those with wives and young children) to serve. As a wife of a lay elder, with 4 young children, how do I reconcile my husband's gifts of leadership and love for the local church (and my desire to encourage him in these areas) with my view that if the older men in the church were serving in these roles my husband would be "freed up" to be more present and passionate about life at home (when our young children are most influenced by their father and mother)? Am I being selfish and narrow-focused with my desires? I would welcome some perspective and wisdom.
What are your thoughts on leading vs. encouraging others to take the lead?
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