Jacinda and I are giving up a portion of our "date night" tonight to go and vote at our church's business meeting.
I know, we are such saints.
Actually, a friend of ours Mike,is up for church council. I'm pretty sure he would be lowering the average age by about 15 years. He would be the youngest council member ever...I think.
A young person on the council, now that would be a great move to looking toward the future. Although, he is in his thirties. I don't really think of that as a "young person" anymore.
His main soapbox is to "fuse" the young and old in our church. I would love to see that. Mike and I have been involved together in many things, but we really tried to be involved in some of the "men's ministry" functions and although we connected with some of the leadership, the older men in the groups really didn't make an effort to connect with us. We obviously stood out, but it just wasn't what we hoped it would be.
I really think that the older should teach the younger and the younger should try to keep the older young. That's why I loved working with college students, they'll do anything and they'll say anything. They are just revved up and the questions they ask make you go and study your Word to give them an answer. Working with them for all those years was a great "give and take" relationship.
Who knows if our buddy will get voted in, but at least a bunch of us will be there to show our support.