I asked a group of preachers and pastors (2500+ strong) in an Independent Christian Church Ministers forum how old they were.
Not All Independents are Restoration Movement Churches
I suspect that not all the preachers/pastors in this group are from the Restoration Movement. Nor, by the title, of the Facebook group need they be.
A lot of churches are now calling themselves independent and non-denominational.
It seems to me that the numbers would be skewed to younger folks. Younger being defined as younger than me (63).
Where’s all the Experienced Pastors
- 51% of the group are millennials – 26-35
- 40% of the Facebook Group respondents are in their prime. Prime is defined as the 40-60 to age group, the 3rd 20 years. Doing instead of learning. Doing instead of trying.
- 9% are in the mentoring age – teaching instead of learning or doing … maybe even doing still.
I may be wrong but it seems to me that those who know … what works and what doesn’t work … should be hanging out more with those who are still learning or trying. But in this Facebook group, the old-timers are out numbers 9 to 1.
How can we get more people hanging out with folks two times their age, half their age?
Old-timers Need to Get Involved
The problem as I see it is that old-timers are absent from the discussion.
How can we get more old-timers involved?