Why are teachers getting younger?

Keyword: younger

Literally "student". Women and men who followed their teacher and wanted to learn from him. In the New Testament, disciples of Jesus are not only the twelve apostles, but also other men and women who traveled with him through the country (cf. Luke 6:17). In early Christianity, the meaning of the term was extended to the people who belonged to the church (cf. Acts 6: 1; Matthew 28: 19).

However, there were disciples not only around Jesus, but also with Jewish teachers in general, including John the Baptist. The pupils of a Jewish teacher called Rabbi lived in their teacher's house for the time of their training. In public appearances, the master went first, his students "followed him" at an appropriate distance. When Jesus walked through the country, his appearance must have in many ways resembled that of such a rabbi with the circle of his disciples. The disciples of Jesus had to share his defenselessness and wandering existence (cf. Matthew 8: 19-20). They lived with him in extreme material undemanding, trusting completely in the care of God (cf. Matthew 6:11 and Matthew 6: 25-34).

While a rabbi's disciples apply to join his group of students, Jesus takes the initiative and "calls" his disciples (cf. Mark 1: 16-20). Those who follow his call must be ready to place their lives entirely in the service of Jesus (cf. Luke 9: 59-62). To follow Jesus also means - just like him - to be misunderstood and despised in this world, and possibly even to be executed like a criminal (cf. Mark 8:34).

Jesus also describes his disciples as "salt for the earth" and "light for the world" (cf. Matthew 5: 13-16). Accordingly, they are sent off by Jesus and authorized to preach the coming of God's kingdom in the villages and to heal people as a sign of it.

In Matthew 28:19 the risen Jesus instructs his eleven disciples to make people of all nations "disciples" for their part, who will orient their lives entirely to Jesus and his message (cf. Matthew 28: 19-20). Living as a disciple thus becomes a way of life that is given to all Christians as a task.

Greek name form of the Hebrew name Yeshua.
Literally "emissary". Someone who is sent to an addressee with a specific order.
Members of the community of faith in which the biblical people of Israel continue.
Through his work he prepared people for the coming of Jesus.
Aramaic for "my lord / my master"; at the time of Jesus a title for respected teachers.
In the land of the Bible, salt was not only used as a condiment for food, but also served to preserve food.
Literally "Kingdom of God".
Means the resurrection from death and eternal life with God in his kingdom.