Aging does have its advantages, such as wisdom and experience. Mark and Thom, taking the roles of older pastors, share five pieces of advice with their younger selves.
1. Consider the five-year perspective.
2. Make evangelism your personal priority.
3. Learn how to create healthy accountability.
4. Make your spouse and children your first-line church members.
5. The greatest gift you can give to your older self is integrity.
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