The Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN) is pleased to partner with the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Office of Christian Formation to offer an online, coach facilitated cohort focused on strengthening, nurturing, and supporting leaders of older adult ministries. The study group will consist of 5 to 8 people and will meet for six 90-minute sessions.  Group members will select their own area of focus and develop individualized goals designed to cultivate their older adult ministry. The coach will guide and facilitate each session, foster a positive environment for exchanges and conversation, and provide feedback for individual projects. Participants are expected to be active partners in learning: supporting, guiding, and resourcing the group.

The cohort is open to POAMN members and non-members who hold leadership roles in older adult ministry. Participants are asked to make a $25 contribution to the POAMN General Fund at the time of registration.

“Cultivating Your Own Older Adult Ministry”   It’s a fact! No two congregations or older adult ministries are the same. This group is design to help participants fashion and grow effective ministries for their own settings. As a group member, you may want to plan a special event, design a study series, organize a new area of service, address a specific challenge, connect with an age group like Boomers, or create a unique opportunity.  In addition, cohort members will discuss and examine key topics and timely issues facing senior adults that are of interest to them.  There will be a virtual orientation on February 21 prior to initial session.

Leadership: This cohort will be coached by Sarah Erickson. Sarah is an engaging and skilled coach, with experience developing older adult ministry leaders. She serves as the Director of Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary and the POAMN Certification Coordinator.

Day and Meeting Time:  Consecutive Thursday Afternoons, February 24 – March 31 from 3:30 – 5:00 PM, Eastern Time. Orientation February 21

Registration Fee:  $25 contribution to POAMN.

Registration is full for this cohort. Please contact Steve Aschmann at [email protected] to add your name to a wait list, or to learn about future cohort offerings. ​