I have been a member of a large SBC Church (1200+ Sunday Worship) and have been and still happy here especially with my Pastor who is a excellent Pastor and even a greater person. We are a 160 year old downtown church who like many others are experiencing a declining attendance and the average adult age is in excess of 55 years. I don't know whether to discribe our situation as an opportunity, a dilemma or just an adjustment of movement to the suburbs. Here is what we are faced with. We are doing the same kind music we did in 1970. The remaining young crowd (20 -45 years of age) prefers more contemporary and the older folks traditional. The Pastor and governing body have attempted to compromise by doing traditional songs and hymns to a different rhythm which most people are not satisfiED. I have been under the opinion that blended music pleases very few. I have my preferences but I can live with either one. Have any other of you encountered anything similar?