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Retiring Boomers a Boon for Congregations
Retiring Boomers a Boon for Congregations

Watch Out Millenials 'cause Here Come the Boomers

Carol Howard Merritt asks how an increase of Boomer Generation retirees can and will change congregations on the Christian Century blog. Her key findings:

More people will be on a fixed income: giving will change. | More people will volunteer: congregations will develop new and more flexible ways to "pitch-in". | Multigenerational governance will become more prevalent: matching schedules of the employed, retired, students and others will become a priority.


Read Carol Howard Merritt's post, "What the retirement of Baby Boomers could mean for the church" from the Tribal Church topic on Christian Century.

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) promotes multigenerational governance | Learn about UUA  initiatives for multigenerational worship

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More Millennial... (not verified) 5 years 3 months ago

[…] of starting families. This suggests that the demographics in non-urban congregations will change (discussed here on Blue Boat) and that urban ministries will encounter new challenges and […]

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