One important ministry model for congregations seeking to develop a comprehensive older adult ministry is the S.E.N.I.O.R.S. Ministry model. The seven components are Spiritual, Enrichment, Nutrition (Wellness), Intergenerational, Outreach, Recreation and Service.
Older adult ministry. This ministry promotes Christ-centered, practical and sustainable solutions to successful holistic aging. It coordinates education and services related to aging, health, finance, and social issues for older adults in the church and community in collaboration with community-based elder care programs that nurture body, mind and spirit.
Today’s Adult Generations by Louis B. Hanks, (Convention Press [Life Way], ). Check your church media library for this resource it is out of print. Another good overview of adult ministry in general with good empha-sis on Senior Adults is Un-derstanding Today’s Adults: 25 Years and Older by Jim Walter. Tags: ageism, Aging, Older Adult Ministry, older adults, stereotypes. Serving Our Elders. January 12, | Posted by Amy Hanson in Aging, Older Adult Ministry, Serving 3 comments. Nearly every Sunday, (and Christmas morning was no exception) our family worships and serves at a retirement community. My husband, Jon, is the chaplain and he is.
As you plan for intentional older adult ministry, keep in mind that every older adult is a unique individual and one ministry idea does not meet all needs. Be sure to identify needs and plan ministry accordingly. Listed below are selected ministry ideas with older adults.
Elder care ministry manual. This book is your complete guide to starting an Elder Care Ministry in your church. It includes curriculum training topics, resources, information on becoming a certified senior advisor, job descriptions, an extensive list of program suggestions, and much more.