2022 REGIONAL CONFERENCE
To be held as an APCE Pre-Event
Legacies of Faith and Belonging:
Turning Discipleship into Relationship
Tuesday, February 8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CST)
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Registration Fee: $65, lunch on your own
The Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN), in collaboration with the Adult Lutherans Organized for Action (ALOA), are offering a package of two workshops. The first presentation will provide an overview of aging ministry and the role it plays in providing a congregational culture legacy of belonging and hope. Participants will come away from the workshop with an understanding of how best to cultivate generous listening and legacy planning by using storytelling and intergenerational relationship building for congregational members. The second presentation will incorporate specific models of older adult ministry from all over the United States as possibilities to be replicated in your own congregations. Participants will be working in groups and brainstorming on the models presented to develop ideas to take home and hopefully initiate.
Pat Baker, MS, is president of the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN) and has worked with older adults and caregivers her entire career of forty-eight years, blending work in both the public and private sectors; she was one of the original founders of POAMN in the early 1980s.
Dr. Rich Bimler is former president of Wheat Ridge Ministries and currently serves as a ministry consultant of Heath, Hope, and Aging with Lutheran Church Charities; Dr. Bimler is an active writer, blogger, and speaker, who has served the Lutheran Church in various capacities for more than forty-five years.
Dr. Roland Martinson is vice president emeritus and dean of Luther Seminary; he is author of Elder’s Rising: The Promise & Peril of Aging, which draws on the experiences of those in the last third of life to set forth perspectives on aging and to form a vital, resilient, and productive quality of life for elders.