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Family Gathered Around

Family Gathered around the OrganThe Household of Faith concept is particularly appropriate in our present age where the majority of people of the Baby Boomer Generation have spiritual qualities on the one hand but are not supportive of the institutional Church on the other. Baby boomer households are however keen on family values, like the Household of Faith which relies upon friendships being built up and shared in the home. The Household of Faith has the flexibility to therefore meet the needs of the Baby Boomers, the Millennials and others in society today. The mainline institutional Church is presently composed largely of Elders, who are the major financial supporters as well as its principle leadership group. The year 2018 AD marks the transition of the youngest of the Elders beyond the age of seventy after which the Elder Generation and their resources will slowly recede into the background as the Baby Boomers take over. The Household of Faith concept appeals strongly to the Baby Boomer, the Millennials and the X Generation households for whom friendship, family and spirituality are high priorities. In a nutshell, our challenge as a church is to become more relational than institutional. We live in a secular society where many, like the tax collector Zacchaeus, are rich but not happy. He invited Jesus into his home, found a personal friend and his beliefs were transformed. The Household of Faith can do the same for members of our society today and in the years to come.

"Baby Boomer Households"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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