Several years ago a research project found that fewer than 1 out of l00,000 people over 70 who are exposed to the gospel will make a decision for Christ.
Despite that statistic, Super Sixties, a senior citizens fellowship from Clearwater, Florida, often registers 50 decisions a week. Operating out of Clearwater's Trinity Baptist Church, the group saw 146 people come to Christ in January 1981.
"We are an interdenominational fellowship that ministers to the 55-105 year-old bracket," says Dave Edwards, program director.
Each Thursday, 1200 to 1500 attend their meeting, which consists of group singing, lunch, and a special program. Two hundred volunteers from neighboring congregations serve the lunch and take charge of clean-up. Trinity Church furnishes transportation for those who need it.
Since Trinity Church finances the program, there is no cost to the members. In four years, however, they have raised money on their own to provide total support for one missionary family.