This article examines the church's relationship with older adults. The author begins by presenting the biblical basis for treating older adults with honor, respect, reverence, and love. He briefly recounts the church's role in promoting respectful attitudes toward the aging. Then he focuses on how the church has unintentionally violated the biblical ideals for relationships with the elderly and why the elderly have been discriminated against. Finally, some action steps are listed for churches that want to have a vital ministry with, for, and by older adults. Following the article is a checklist for churches to use in assessing their adult ministries.