This sums it up pretty well for the church I am at along with the answer for me on when is it time to retire. Well said!
Originally Posted by mrboson
If churches are excluding musicians based on age, then there's a double standard at work.
TobyMac is 47. Lincoln Brewster is over 40. The Newsboys have been around forever and today have a single out that everyone is falling over themselves to cover in a P&W setting. I went to a Jake Hamilton concert last year and watched his lead guitarist play as he looked like he was literally just recruited out of 1970's Haight-Asbury. The so-called younger generation is not obsessed with our (older) age. Only my generation and older is. The younger generation likes good music, and authentic worship. I know some 50-60 year olds who are the best at providing that.
I'll be playing, singing until I can't hold a guitar any more or God calls me home. Whichever comes first.