Transitioning a Senior Adult Church to One Who Reaches all Generations

Episode #168
October 23, 2015
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Podcast Episode #168

We discuss a recent post on senior adult churches who are wanting to reach a younger generation and the consequences of not being willing to change to do so.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • True power in a church comes from God through the prayers of His people.
  • Any successful ministry in a church begins with the power of prayer.
  • Two areas in which churches often lack intentionality: evangelism and prayer.
  • Churches who are reaching young adults have seniors who are intentionally making relationships with younger Christians.
  • If you expect young families to come to your church, your children’s area needs to be ready before they come.
  • Unfortunately, when faced with a life or death choice, most churches end up choosing death over change and life.

The five ways churches comprised mostly of senior adults can reach younger members are:

  1. Praying for younger people to come to the church.
  2. Being willing to change.
  3. Expanding their social circles to younger people.
  4. Starting Bible studies with younger adults.
  5. Asking younger adults to be “missionaries” to the older-adult congregation.

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