Engaging in Christian Community with Older Adults
With so many of those active in our churches and communities being older adults it is important to be intentionally in ministry with this group of God’s children.
This is a place for you to engage as a leader and learner in Christian community. You are invited to explore the Guiding Principles of Older Adult Ministry (OAM), an Older Adult Reformed theological framework, some best practices, as well as specific expressions of Older Adult Ministry which may be adapted for your setting. We hope this is a resource you can take a deep dive into, tip a toe in and return often, or search for specific resources. There is something for you, whether you are a volunteer leader, formation leader or pastor. You can engage on your own, in a small group, or share pieces with other leaders.
In Their Own Words
Older adults and leaders in ministry with older adults share what we need to remember about older adults and the church.
Today’s Older Adults
- How would you describe Older Adults today in five words?
- What experiences and knowledge influence your answers?
Older Adults and The Church
- What do you think needs to be remembered about Older Adults and the church?
- What kinds of things have you heard from Older Adults themselves about what the church needs to remember?
- What did you hear in the video that resonates with you?
Would you like to learn about the guiding principles of Older Adult Ministry?
Are you interested in a theological framework for ministry with Older Adults?
Need some suggestions of ways to support older adults?
Want examples/expressions of Older Adult Ministry from local contexts?
Looking for free program and study resources?
Expressions of Older Adult Ministry
Coming February 2024
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