Old Age Issues Have More to Do With Our Youth than Our Oldth. How Should That Impact Our Ministries?

Older adults doing step exercises in the gym

Close your eyes and think of yourself twenty years older. Forty years older. What do you see? Does the thought of growing old scare you? Do you see wheelchairs, canes, nursing homes? How about hearing aides, or severe memory loss? These are things we often assume are inevitable. We assume incorrectly. Old age is not … Read more

There is More to Growing Old Than Aging: Understanding Aging From a Ministry Context

Is it possible that ministry to and with older adults has a low priority because we are afraid of our own aging? The physical aspects of aging can be depressing. Aging means we are that much closer to death, and thus we dread growing older. It might come as a surprise that older adults are … Read more