BYF—that stands for “Best Years Fellowship.” At least in the Wesleyan Church it does. What are those best years? Ages 55 and older. Hey, I more than qualify for that category!

With more and more people living longer, that age group gets bigger all the time. So, it just makes sense for the church to pay attention to such folk.

In a culture that emphasizes youth, the wise church knows that older people are still important. And, that’s why they form ministries like “Best Years Fellowship.”

The experience BYF people offer the church, their gifts, their time—well, they’re valuable indeed. I mean, let’s face it, my gifts haven’t been exhausted yet. But, neither are those of my friends 55 and older.

“Best Years Fellowship”—I kind of like that.


I am grateful that I continue to hear how positively readers are responding to my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at by clicking here.

In this book, I offer some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what their pastor has said from the pulpit.

You will find a variety of other helpful resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.


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