I read a blog post by Thom Rainer (president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources). The title is "From My Perspective: Five major trends for churches in America." You can read all five trends HERE. But the third one is the one that I've continued to think about. Here it is:
3. Senior adult ministries in churches will experience steep declines. 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.
We've seen this to be true at Northridge. Those in the 60's are not liekly to join our Senior Adult class. So – how do we "adapt to new realities" when it comes to senior adult ministry? I have some thoughts, but not many. What do you think? Any suggestions?