Friday, October 30, 2009

50+=Massive Potential

Let me make this really plain. Recently, God has been strongly showing me the value of those in their later years! Our youth obsessed culture has impacted church culture. The truth is that we need all ages, all people, all perspectives to bring beauty and balance to the good work that the Holy Spirit wants to do among us. CCF is a church that celebrates our diversity. Our generational diversity is an added invaluable bonus to the DNA of this great church!

I mentioned this (rather boldly) in a recent message, but I LONG to see the elders and folks in their later years rise up, see their value, and be utilized for massive kingdom impact! Too many churches are one skin color and too many churches are one age group. Not CCF! We need to think this through and figure out to capitalize on the gifts that the Lord has given us.

Leviticus 19:32 says "Rise in the presence of the aged; show respect for the elderly and revere your God!"
  • Loads of wisdom.
  • Wealth of experience.
  • Discretionary time.
  • Depth of faith.
  • Discretionary resources.
  • Hunger for value.
  • Desire to feel needed.
  • Balance to youth.
  • Mentoring possibilities out the ears!
These are just some of the many reasons that we need to pay more attention to this ever important population of the body of Christ and see them fully engaged in mission.

Watch this! It is 9 minutes and worth it.

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