Of Eyes and Hands, Heads and Feet, and Necessary Church Members.

I’m not sure when it happened.

Was it in the great worship revolution?

I’m pretty sure it was happening well before then. Maybe it’s happened for a long time and we just never noticed it.

When did the eyes finally get up the nerve to tell the hands that we don’t need you? When did the head finally decide the feet were no longer necessary?

Because that’s what seems to have happened in the church today. Somewhere along the line we’ve told our older members, “i don’t need you.”

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Pastors in My Generation Struggle Finding Work Due to Ageism. Is it Our Own Fault?

As I move into my later 50’s, I’m seeing more and more of my peers struggle to find work in the church due to their age. Is my generation falling victim to an ageist environment that we had a large part in creating?

Ageism is perhaps the last of the acceptable ism’s and it is alive and well in the church. In fact, it may be worse in the church than in society at large. I fear that my generation may have played a key role in fostering that environment.

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