Let me preface this post by saying I love the wisdom, faithfulness and depth that older Christ-followers bring to a church. At 47, I have some gray hair myself.
That being said, if your church is primarily made up of people with gray hair, it is not a healthy situation. Here’s why.
1. Healthy families are made up of all generations. Grandparents, parents, teenagers, kids and grandkids. It’s the same with healthy churches.
2. A predominately gray-haired church is not reaching the next generation. We are called to reach the next generation with the gospel.
3. A gray-haired church has more than likely lost touch with the culture. Most gray-haired churches were once relevant and were reaching young families. But as the culture changed, they keep doing things the same way they did them to reach young families—in the 1970s and 1980s.
The result—the young families they reached back then have aged into senior adults, but they have reached very few, if any, young families in today's culture.
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