We see it all the time – a congregation ages along with its Senior Pastor. When the Senior Pastor leaves or retires, there’s a push to find a younger pastor who will, in turn, help the church get younger. To quote Lee Corso: “Not so fast, my friend!”
While it’s true that, in general, the average age of a congregation will be within 10 years on either side of the Senior Pastor’s age, it’s not true that simply hiring a younger Senior Pastor will make your church younger.
In fact, it is possible to get younger without hiring a younger pastor at all. If you want to get younger, your church will need to get serious about doing these nine things.