The Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network  (POAMN) is very pleased to partner with the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Office of Christian Formation to offer online, coach-led cohorts centered on timely and trending topics in Older Adult Ministry.  These cohorts focus on group sharing, encourage learning together while providing a structure for goal setting and strategy planning.  Each cohort will consist of 5 to 8 people and will meet for six 90-minute sessions.  Cohorts are ecumenical and meant for educators, pastors, and volunteers serving  older adults or interested in ministry with seniors.  Those with experience working with older adults and those new to this area of ministry are encouraged to participate. While these cohorts are offered free of charge to POAMN members and non-members alike, a commitment to attendance is expected. Cohorts will begin in mid-May.  Our Spring 2021 cohort offerings are listed below.


Intercultural Considerations in Older Adult Ministry:  This cohort is for leaders of older adult ministries who are awakening to the value and benefits of building authentic relationships and lasting connections with diverse racial and ethnic communities. The cohort will explore together how older adults can connect, bridge cultural divides, heal wounds, learn from others, and celebrate our partnership in Christ’s redemptive work.  Participants will be informed by POAMN produced webinars and resourced with ideas. Each cohort member will encourage one another, and establish goals and strategies for their own context.

Dates/Times: Thursdays 3:30-5:00 PM eastern time on May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24

Coach: Sarah Erickson


Framing Your Older Adult Ministry in a Post COVID World: THIS COHORT IS FULL – You may register to have your name added to our Wait List.
This cohort is for those seeking to shape and design their ministries with older adults in a landscape altered by the pandemic.  Those new to working with senior adults and those with experience are invited to survey the challenges and opportunities of the new normal. Through the perspective of each person’s own lens, participants will determine areas for close-up focus. Cohort members will support, encourage, and resource one another, compose goals for their own context and identify effective strategies

Dates/Times: Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 PM eastern time on May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23

Coach:  Sandy Safford

Registrations must be received by Tuesday, May 11. Email any questions or concerns to Stephanie Fritz ([email protected])