Emerging Leaders Need Spiritual Mentors

by | Sep 22, 2008 | Charisma Archive

Evangelist Doug Stringer says young leaders “are wandering around without any covering, without a sense of destiny
and purpose.”
 
Emerging Leaders Need Spiritual Mentors

[08.23.08] No matter where he ministers, whether in the U.S. or abroad, in inner cities
or suburbs, evangelist Doug Stringer encounters a common need: mentors, or
spiritual fathers, who can help a largely fatherless generation find its way.

“Every young woman, every young man is waiting to hear the sound, ‘That’s my
girl, that’s my boy,’ ” Stringer says. “They’re longing for some sort of
affirmation, acceptance and approval from someone they respect. It doesn’t even
have to come from their biological parents anymore.”

He found the need so overwhelming that he wrote a book about it in 1995, The
Fatherless Generation, which he recently followed up with Who’s Your Daddy Now?
Stringer, the founder of Somebody Cares, an evangelistic
ministry based in Houston, says God wants to release a “prophetic generation”
for bringing hope to people worldwide but that these young leaders need
direction.

“They are wandering around without any covering, without a sense of destiny
and purpose, but they’re ready to do something, they’re ready to give their
lives for something they believe in,” he says, “but they need to know what they
believe.”

He believes the church is called to help move young leaders into their
destinies. “There is an army of volunteers that will emerge for the day of His
power,” he says, “and I believe that’s this generation.”—Adrienne S. Gaines

 

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