How Old Are the People in Your Denomination

None of this is really surprising. Historically, most faithful church members are middle age and above. Younger people have never, by and large, been active in church life. As people come to the point in their lives where they have fewer tomorrows and more yesterdays, their minds turn towards eternity.

What is interesting, at least to me, is the fact that so many churches expend enormous resources in attempting to woo young people to faith when, in fact, time will do that all by itself.  It always has.  It always will.

Age structure and median age of U.S. religious groups

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I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.
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2 Responses to How Old Are the People in Your Denomination

  1. I am scared at the wide-brush they use to paint the term “evangelical”… Ex. The PCA evangelical and the 7th Day Adventist…you guessed: evangelical…


  2. Lisbeth Fried says:

    How does the US population break down by age groups? How do we know which denominations simply reflect the population?
    Also, I see they’ve lumped all Jewish groups together.


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