Old is Not a Four Letter Word

Rather than avoid the word, let’s look at it as something to celebreate.

In life and in ministry.

A diverse group of older adults smiling together.

We avoid the word. We deny it, feel like it’s an insult.

And somewhere along the line, that seems to impact how we minister. We create euphemisms for age that insinuate that there is something wrong with being old.

And too often, ministry as it relates to elder church members is either non-existent or segregational.

Reconsidering the Paradigm for Older Adult Ministry

blue parchment paper in the background with a fountain pen writing out the words Paradigm Shift.

The purpose of this site is to encourage a new way of looking at older adult ministry. An important part of that is looking at age differently.

Age is not the problem.

Yes, there are challenges related to growing older. But here’s the thing: every stage of life has its issues.

It is our prayer that we can develop a ministry attitude that comes along side people as they face those challenges, but that also celebrates and involves the blessings and experience that come with a life well lived.

How can we support one another in such ministry? What can we learn from each other? How can we encourage others in this area of ministry, and equip one another to meet the challenges?

That’s what the Oldth Ministry Paradigm is about.