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Tuesday Rambling 4.25.17 – About Churches and Aging Believers

Tuesday means rambling thoughts. Today: about churches and aging believers.

  •  I’d venture to say most newer or growing churches in the U.S. have a smaller number of aging believers (perhaps a lower number of those age 60 and up? – just a guess).
  • A question: what would happen if a number of new believers – equal to 20% or more of a church body – over the age of 60 just showed up and got plugged into a church targeted at younger believers?
  • Would it feel like an inconvenience? Or moving backward?
  • Would the leadership change the style of worship to adjust?
  • Would the younger congregation welcome them with some of the struggles they might bring?
  • Older believers by default will have more health problems and require more visitation.
  • Would anyone see such a situation as a blessing? Would leadership work to connect the aging believers with younger believers in need of godly wisdom and counsel?
  • I don’t write this to condemn, but to challenge.
  • How can our churches honor our older members, whose lives have changed so much?
  • How can our churches welcome their service and influence as part of the larger mission?
  • How can our churches help us learn compassion for people at different stages of life, even that stage which leads naturally to death?
  • For all ages: who do you know in an age bracket 30-40 years or more away from you?
  • Do younger folks know older folks? Do older folks really know younger folks? Both in a way that allows for prayer, relationship, and connection inside and (gasp!) outside of church?
  • Read Titus 2 here and get a picture of the types of relationships the Bible describes.

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Monday Challenge 4.17.17 – Easter, Single Women Missionaries, Mandatory Gene Editing?

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Tuesday Rambling 4.11.17 – 10 Ramblings About The Cross

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