First off, I barely know the person telling me this account of a church in another state from where I live. It may be true. It may just be someone with an ax to grind. Until or unless I can verify it, let's discuss it as a hypothetical church. Here is the plan being proposed: They decided to go with the business model format for their church. Their target demographic to reach in their town is the 30-40something crowd. In order to appear more youthful, those over age 65 will be considered to have aged out of Sunday School. They will be welcome on the premises during that time only as Sunday School teachers or as nursery workers or as providers/servers/cleanup people for a treats and coffee bar. The church has been running two Sunday morning services, one contemporary and one traditional. They are equally well attended with the traditional drawing more of the over 45 crowd. Plan is to switch to all contemporary in order to draw more of the younger population of the town. Sunday evening has been a blended service following discipleship training. Both are well attended, mostly by those over 45 or by those younger who cannot attend Sunday morning due to job commitments. Plan is to scrap the service and the discipleship training, giving the teens the run of the building for a fellowship time. Either Friday or Saturday night will be designated parent's night out. Those over 65 wanting to remain on the active member list will be expected to serve in providing free child care on the church premises to the younger couples. Visitation to shut ins and the ill will be dropped. Visitation will be to prospective members only. Only those under 45 may sign up to visit. Men's Bible study group will become men's fellowship group. Women will retain their midweek Bible study. Day group will be dropped and only the evening group offered. Age limit is 45. After that women who wish to participate may do so by providing child care for the attenders. I have to say my jaw about hit the floor at these proposals. Have you encountered anything even remotely like this? Would you approve of it if you did? Would you want to attend this church?