The longer a congregation is in existence the greater the tendency for the average age in the congregation to be older. Few congregations incrementally adjust their strategy and style to continually reach the next generations.
The clear majority create a gap between their patterns of doing church, and the patterns of church sought by the next generation. Yet their mantra remains “we have to reach young adults with children” when they have little capacity to do so.
Wise congregations realize they must address their age demographics and incrementally, significantly, or radically alter their ministry patterns in response to God’s vision.