Week 6: Leadership Has No Age

Apr 5, 2024


Take a moment and be still. Pray as the Lord would lead you: praise Him, confess your sin to Him, thank Him for the grace you have received, and ask of Him according to His will and your desires! Pray that as you read from His word, that the Lord would make His truth clear to you to align your heart with His.

Prayer is a very important part of this time, spending time with the Lord is more than just reading His book: it is a conversation!


1 Timothy 4:12, “Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.”


Rush is a student-led conference, meaning most if not all of the evangelistic contact work is from students to other students. On your mission journeys, you will be encountering children as well as parents! Maybe your parents are not believers, maybe you have other people older in your life that do not know the Lord. Don’t be discouraged by your youth! It can be difficult to evangelize to those older than us, but we are not to be discouraged because we are younger.

In this text we are not called to shy away from sharing the gospel with those older than us. Instead, we are called to love “above reproach.” This means our love for others, faith to the Lord, our purity of speech and action should all be evidence of what the Lord has done in our life. Regardless of age, the workings of the Lord stand on their own and cannot be diminished by the age of the person sharing the gospel. Like we learned last week, it is the Lord who saves. It is our job to be obedient out of gratitude for the free grace we have received.



  1. Are you afraid to share the gospel with people older than you?
  2. Do your actions reflect the way the Lord has changed your life?
  3. What would it look like to have courage in sharing the gospel with those older than us?