OK, I find a church within 50 miles of me that is both Baptist & Reformed. The new pastor is 50 YO & his background in Edu is Christian & Missionary Alliance ...they were the ppl that took him from Jamaica & got him into seminary (their own) in Nyack NY. Since then he gravitated to Reformed theology & a year ago took the position as Teaching & Preaching Elder & Pastor. I will give him that he is exceptional as a Preacher & has been used by Banners of Truth to represent Black Pastors in conferences. I like the guy too. Now the church he pastors was in the 90's very active with a school, Berean bookstore, as adjuncts. Somewhere though the head pastor who appears to have built it sinned mightily & was driven from the pulpit. Also a big & modern Evangelical Free Church moved in taking with it substantial families (mostly the younger folks) so they closed the school, & lost lots of people. Whats left is about 20 remaining families....mostly empty nester/ mom & pops (lots of gray hair). My concern is that the church being elderly doesn't go out to the community & their comfortable in themselves. They just lost a young family with kids because they never supported them..... for example the town this year had a 5 K Run so the Husband took initiative to be a water station & hand out water & he set the whole thing up & asked the church to support him. He told me that with the exception of the pastor, nobody in the church came out to support him. He also started a Christian Boy Scout troop with the church as sponsors but nobody supported that either. My fear is that the members have grown complacent & the church is shrinking rather than growing. What can I do to change this around? Thanks Steve D.