Christians must recognize that there is a generation gulf. There exists not only an incredible difference in the values, perspectives on life, and needs of future church members as compared to present church members, but more important, even now, there is a vital difference that already exists between members of today's congregations. A failure to understand and deal with this present challenge is creating conflict and numerical decline in a multitude of churches. These issues are not limited to any region or religious tradition. Churches that understand the real issues and address them through effective ministry are experiencing significant growth.
Ellas, J. W. (1992). Generations in Conflict. Journal of the American Society for Church Growth, 3(1), 1-8. Retrieved from https://digitalarchives.apu.edu/jascg/vol3/iss1/2