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Growing the Small County Church....Market to the Right Audiance

A friend of mine recently wrote a column for her local newspaper on VBS (Vacation Bible School). That got me to thinking about my church and its need for growth. When I was a kid going to church was the normal thing on a Sunday Morning. We got up and went just down the road to the church my Dad grew up in. Though he never went on Sunday he always encouraged up to attend church. Back then we had a large group of kids that came on Sunday. Usually those same kids came back on Sunday Nights for Youth Group. That was in the 80s and 90s. Fast forward to 2016. I will be 37 next month and I am the youngest active member of the same church I attended as a kid. Yes, I still live in the same community were I grew up. Our church is comprised of members ages 37 to 88. A large portion of them are 60+. I am in my 30s and the next oldest in in their 50s. Big age gap there. As I look around me as to those sitting around me in church I take note of how most everyone is retired and me still working