Professional writers usually try to stay away from statistics because the assumption is that readers will wince and turn the page as quickly as possible. But in my mind, some statistics are so startling and dramatic that we just cannot ignore them. (The cartoon shows how many folks will get Social Security. Click the pic to see a landslide!)
Take a long look at these data.
1. There are some 90 million Americans who are 50-plus years of age
2. Over the next two decades that number will grow by 74%
3. The percentage under 50 will increase by 1%
a. What age group is the largest mission field in America?
b. What age group has the greatest reservoir of wealth, knowledge, experience and wisdom?
c. Why are churches so obsessed with recruiting young people?
d. What is your church doing to equip Seasoned Believers to minister effectively?
e. What is your church doing to evangelize Seasoned Citizens?