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I got this from the Michigan District newsletter. thinking of Harbor Beach and their welcoming attitude I thought this might say a lot to people who wonder, "What is Pastor Schultz all about?"

FROM The MI District: On more than one occasion, someone in the community has asked me what I do for a living. Here is how the conversation invariably goes: "What do you do for living?” “I am a pastor.” “Oh, so you’re like a youth pastor or something?” To which I respond: “No, I am just a youthful pastor.”

When visiting parishioners at the hospital I typically go to the information desk to verify that I have the correct room number. The receptionists are perpetually shocked that a person of my age could be a pastor. One of them even told me: “Wow! You are way too young to be a pastor. You’re just a boy!”

I was performing a wedding at a congregation in the midst of a prolonged vacancy. At the rehearsal, the mother of the bride pulled me aside and said, and I quote, “I am glad that we have a young pastor doing the wedding and not some moldy, old pastor.”

Since my ordination, I have heard the following statement about a dozen times: “We just love the youthful excitement of a young pastor.”

These stories coalesce around a common theme: The pastoral office has been confused. Some assume that a pastor must be old in order to be effective. Others assume that a pastor must be young in order to be relevant. And some want their pastor to be an impossible amalgamation of young and old at the exact same time.

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I'd like to pr this and get a group to go from Zion to there for this conference.

It's Feb 22nd at Messiah, near Midland, MI.

I'd fill my van for this. what do you think?  Pastor Schultz

THE WORLD IS CHANGING ... HOW WILL WE RESPOND? by Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier
 

This winter, the Michigan District presents its Theological Conferences on Church, State, and CULTURE at five locations (two simulcast). These conferences cover a relevant, significant, and critically important topic for Christians to understand, especially in this day and age, and under the circumstances in which we live. We are especially grateful that God has blessed us with three knowledgeable, interesting, and engaging presenters. Rev. Dr. Korey Maas ... Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer ... Rev. Dr. Joel Lehenbauer ... Although it is important to note that there is no single passage in the Bible that presents everything the Holy Scripture has to say about government or ruling authorities, I would like to take a brief look at Romans 13:1-7 to begin the discussion on the topic of Church, State, and CULTURE. Romans 13 is something of a summation by the Apostle Paul on how he views the Christian's relationship with government.

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