August 14, 2011 Tony Morgan

Does the “senior adult” ministry need to grow up?

“As the large Baby Boomer generation moves into their older years, they will resist any suggestion that they are senior adults, no matter how senior they may be. Unfortunately, many churches are slow to adapt to new realities. If they do senior adult ministry the way they’ve always done it, it will be headed for failure.” –Thom Rainer, President and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources

In the past, senior adult ministry has been focused on events and trips for seniors to stay busy with their peers. What would happen in the future if Baby Boomers changed that dynamic and focused less on themselves and more on mentoring the younger generations?

Rainer identified four other trends in American churches. You can check them out in the full article.

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Tony Morgan

Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.
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