The Demographic Remapping of America
Whites are the majority today at 64 percent. In 30 to 40 years, they will be the minority. One in every three people you meet on the street in three to four decades will be of Hispanic origin. I think it’s safe to say, if you are a church leader and your church is not reaching Hispanics, your church's shelf life is already in question. Furthermore, America is aging. Go into almost any traditional, mainline church in America, observe the attendees and you'll quickly see a disproportionate number of gray-headed folks in comparison to all the others. According to Pew Research, every day for the next 16 years, 10,000 new baby boomers will enter retirement. If you cannot see where this is headed, then let me spell it out. Since most churches today are comprised of mostly retired, or older, persons, where do you think it will be in ten or fifteen years?