So this young guy wants to get involved with us, he has just had a really difficult 3 years, been in prison etc... he's out now and on probation.
He is only 20 and is opinionated, arrogant and thinks he is good at everything. He smokes and I think he has an anger problem. I'm also worried that he is not particularly disciplined, I think he he is a bit of a blagger and does a lot of things last minute.
He seems willing to learn and be discipled, but I am not sure he really understands what that means! I am convinced he loves Jesus and has had a real encounter with God, but he worries me he has a track record of constantly slipping up. Should I let him be involved in any form of leadership within our community?
I'm interested because this was me when I first got involved in church service. The question I am asking myself is "From where I stand today would I let myself be involved in leadership?"
Would I have let another guy I know who had an affair then tried to cover it up by having the womans husband murdered on my team? King David....
There's another guy who killed a couple of Egyptians then fled to another land and didn't come back till he was old, would I have him on my team? Moses is his name.
What about Paul, he held coats whilst guys stoned christians would he make the cut?
Has the bar for leadership been raised so high that guys have to be perfect before we give them a look in?
Have we the older guys forgot what we were like when we were young?