Date of Award

Fall 2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Barnett College of Ministry & Theology


Department of Christian Ministries and Religion

Primary Advisor

Dr. James Stewart

Second Advisor

Dr. Rich Wilkerson

Third Advisor

Dr. Jim Vigil


In the 21st-century church in America, can Baby Boomers, who presently range from 57 to 76 years of age, be envisioned and commissioned to make a difference through effective and meaningful ministry? The intent of the research was to discover relevant information and present considerations to help those entering the last third of life make an informed contribution to the church and community. Evidence will be presented to show that Boomers need the church and that the church needs the presence and resourceful productivity of the Boomer cohort. This reality does not circumvent the essential mission of reaching other generations but enhances the prospect of successful multigenerational ministry. The research involves biblical analysis and exegesis concerning aging and flourishing, pertinent observations from current literature, quantitative data gathered from a church group representing a broad age spectrum, and qualitative research from senior pastors and Baby Boomers.