Posted by: richardpowell2013 | June 7, 2014

How Older Members Brighten the Future of the Church

Great article on how the body of the church can grow from the wisdom of the older generation!

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Note from the editor: This blog post by Thabiti Anyabwile originally appeared here at Pure Church on May 1, 2013.

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I wonder if others observe a phenomenon I think I see in many churches: people clustering with others in their generation? The 20-somethings spend their time with other 20-somethings talking about 20-something concerns. The young families hang out with other young families, hosting play dates and trading parenting tips. It seems to me that 60-somethings tend to flock together with other 60-somethings. There are notable exceptions, of course. There are those older men and women who become pillars in the church by investing in younger men and women. And there are the younger persons who seek to serve young families or older members. But by and large, people seem to spend the bulk of their spiritual energy and time with other people in the same stage of life.

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