40+ And The Church/What Pastors & Leaders Have To Say (Part 4)

Though Barna’s 2011 survey and my own less-scientific one last spring showed that those over 40 were leaving or greatly decreasing their involvement in their local churches in large numbers, I wondered what pastors of all ages observed about church involvement, attitudes and spiritual needs of the congregants in their second adulthoods, so I asked them. (Click here to see earlier posts about the results of this survey.)  Today, I’ll be sharing what some of these pastors had to say in response to the questions “Do you believe those over 40 may have spiritual/emotional concerns or needs that are not being adequately addressed within your church? If so, why might this be?” [Read more]

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