Crisis Management in Youth Leadership - an Evaluation of Paul’s teaching in 1 Timothy 4:12
Youths are considered important and cherished in every part of the world. The men, women and youths constitute the lay members of the church with each group contributing its own quota in both the church and the society. However, despite the importance attached to the youths and the fact that there cannot be a happy society without the youths, the Nigerian Christian youths have become victims of neglect and as such are exposed to certain untold predicaments resulting in difficulties in managing the affairs of the youths. This paper examined what youth predicaments are all about, the causes and consequences of these ugly situations. The paper recommended that the youths should not be abandoned, but be directed and educated, according to Paul’s teaching (1Tim.4:12), towards acquiring knowledge necessary to face the challenges in the leadership cadre for the teaming population of the Christian youths in our contemporary Nigerian society.