Posted on Jan 7, 2008 | by Mark Kelly NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A new study of attendance at Southern Baptist Convention annual meetings shows the percentage of messengers in the 18-39 age group steadily declining since 1980 -– the early days of the SBC's Conservative Resurgence -– and dropping sharply since 2004. The percentage of messengers in the 60-plus age group, however, has increased dramatically. Conducted by LifeWay Research, the study analyzed messenger registration survey data for every annual meeting since 1980 for three major age groups: 18-39, 40-59 and 60-plus. more at...http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=27143 All I can say to this is it gets the "duh!" prize of 2008. I have no desire to ever attend the Annual Convention (and I am well within the 20something demographic) for I see it to be a gianormous waste of time and money. Why go and be a poor steward of my conference dollars when I can attend other conferences and be challenged, refreshed, and given a true Kingdom vision. I'll always be a faithful supporter of the Cooperative Program because I believe it is genius. I can't say the same about the national convention.