So I've been rector of a parish that is thoroughly suburban for just under 2 years. It's pastoral sized (ASA around 100) but a wannabe program parish. Like many similar places, it has no huge issues, but has been slowly declining since the 70s (when it was a major social hub). We have families, but they are typically busy. They run the Sunday School, and otherwise don't come to a whole lot of things. Meanwhile, the older members complain constantly that the younger ones don't support events/fundraisers, and that they've served their time and it's time for the younger ones to step up. There is very little interaction between the two groups.
The vestry seem to think that I will magically turn the place around. Without them doing anything other than what they are doing - they are very resistant to change. The attitude seems to be, if "it worked for us it should work for them." Any ideas on how to move forward?