Want to know more about older adults so you and your faith community can more effectively serve and minister among them? Sign up for one or more of the upcoming courses in the Older Adult Ministry (OAM) program.

POAMN and the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary offer this course of study in older adult ministries. The series includes four core courses:

  • The Process of Aging and Implications for Ministry
  • Teaching for Transformation with Older Adults
  • Theological Reflection in Older Adulthood
  • Spiritual Formation and Older Adult.

Individuals who complete these four courses will earn a Certificate in Older Adult Ministry. Interested in going deeper? Complete a capstone project to earn a Level II certificate.


For current information about the four core OAM courses


For information about other lifelong learning programs 

Helen Blier,​ director of Lifelong Learning at the CLL, serves as coordinator of the OAM courses. The CLL offers other courses concerned with aspects of leadership, spiritual formation, worship, caregiving, aging and disabilities. Email CLL



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