Hey, Boomers! Let’s Step Up And Be The Elders The Church Desperately Needs Right Now

By Karl Vaters | Christianity Today

Image: Iñaki Pérez de Albéniz | Flickr

What’s wrong with today’s younger generations?

I hear that question all the time. Especially from my fellow Baby Boomers.

The quick answer?


Nothing is wrong with the current and upcoming generations that hasn’t been wrong with every previous generation.

With one possible exception. They don’t have the elders and mentors that almost every previous generation before them has had.

And why is that? Because (I hate to say it) my generation of Boomers is not discipling the next generation as well as previous generations did for us.