A little while ago, my wife and I received a phone call from someone who we were counting on to be a large part of VBS, and well this person backed out. The reason for thier back out was cited as “conflicting leadership styles.” So as I sit here this morning, and write, I wonder if I am perceived in the congregation as a dictatorial leader or an encourager? Who really has the problem? Is it my style of leadership or is the age gap that exists dictate the confrontation between Gen-Xers and the WWII generation?

I was discouraged again this morning, but then I wonder if maybe this person’s backing out is a sign of thier wisdom and foresight in letting the next generation rise to the challenge of the day?

I would be interested in your thoughts on generational conflict and what you do to promote a win-win solution for both sides.

About Jason Retherford

The random musings of a youth minister.
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2 Responses to 110659145952506937

  1. My experience in ministry is that you can’t please everybody, and quite often people are reluctant to give their real reasons for doing things other people won’t like. In these cases, I always ask my wife, as she is much more in tune to my shortcomings and others’ views of me than I am. Unless your wife sees something, or you begin to see a pattern with several people having problems with your “leadership style,” I wouldn’t worry about this one person.

  2. Milton,

    I appreciate your thoughts and your insight into conflict. I know that we as ministers can’t please everyone.

    Thanks for commenting, by the way, I checked out your blog. I dig it!

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