Make a Difference
We are watching a story unfold before us. The Boomer generation is growing older. Our society is growing older. The church is growing older. Are we prepared to help our older adults embrace the opportunities that come with age? Are we equipped to help them face the age related challenges?
We fear that for the most part, the answer is no.
You can help change that. If you are involved in ministering to and with older adults in your church, we need your help. Here’s how you can help:
Let us know you are there
When working in an area of ministry where it’s hard to find a community of others involved, it can be easy to feel like Elijah in I Kings 19 who cried out “I am the only one left.” Sometimes we just need the encouragement of knowing there are others serving in the same way.
We believe there is a powerful community out there already engaging seniors in ministry and meeting age related needs. We just don’t know about each other yet. Help us identify that community by letting us know who you are on the form below.
At this moment, it’s just an email list. We are asking for your email so we can have a conversation. We want to ask you questions, we want to get your feedback, and we want to share the information we receive. As the community grows, we can look at expanding through forums or via social media, but for now we are starting simple.
Let us know about you
One of the greatest resources available in ministry related to older adults is the experience, ideas, and practices that are already in place. We need to learn from each other. You may have great ideas or have innovative ministries that the rest of us can learn from. Once you have let us know you are there, please fill out our survey and let us know the types of ministry you offer and your thoughts. If you serve in any kind of ministry capacity, we want to hear from you.
Survey responses are strictly confidential. We will use survey data to report trends and ideas on the types of ministry offered but will not share individual surveys or contact information with any third parties.
Spread the Word
Invite others in your ministry to join the community. If you know others working with older adults in other churches, invite them to join us.
We cannot do this well without a strong and healthy community of ministry leaders and volunteers who come together to share information. Share us on social media, by email or good old fashioned word of mouth.
Tell Us You are There
We will only ask for your first name and email address. You will have the option to fill in a profile in more detail. Eventually we’d love to build a directory of ministries which you could opt in or out of.