Six Things I Pray I Won’t Do As a Senior Adult In My Church

For Thom, it’s a present reality, for Sam it’s a prayer for the future. Listen as Thom and Sam discuss the attitudes each pray to avoid as senior adults in the church.


  1. Have an entitled attitude because of my giving to the church
  2. Say “I’ve done my time”
  3. Focus more on recreation than serving
  4. Complain
  5. Be more concerned about my preferences than the needs of others
  6. Lose my zeal for evangelism
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Thom S. Rainer is the founder and CEO of Church Answers, an online community and resource for church leaders. Prior to founding Church Answers, Rainer served as president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Before coming to LifeWay, he served at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for twelve years where he was the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.