When we talk with leaders of older adult ministries in churches, we consistently hear a comment something like this: "How are we going to attract the younger people? Boomers just don't seem to want to be a part of our seniors group."
Our answer: Most likely you're not going to bring the Boomers into anything that looks or acts like a "seniors" ministry. It's going to have to be unique, compelling, and maybe even revolutionary!
The Baby Boomers, referring to those adults that were born sometime between 1946 and 1964, is a generation unlike any other. Defined by the historical, political, economic, and social events of its youth, this cadre of aging adults may be chronologically qualified for the Seniors Ministry, but it's fairly safe to say that they aren't rushing to join.
Many individuals within this generation are still searching for truth, meaning, and a reason for their existence. One need not look far to find books, articles, and websites written by Boomers who are struggling with transitions ...1