By Donald Koepke
By 2030, 20% of the folks dwelling within the usa could be age sixty five or older, with designated non secular wishes which could have an effect on their actual and psychological overall healthiness. Ministering to Older Adults solutions the severe want for a ministry that doesn’t heart totally on formative years and households in its outreach, in its place offering a step by step consultant to constructing a ministry for the elderly that's fascinated about the desires and assets of every congregation. This application has been used successfully with approximately 50 congregations, either huge and small, to create a centred older grownup ministry.
No congregations are alike. The assets, views, and abilities of every congregation are diverse, as are the wishes of its participants. Ministering to Older Adults offers a framework to be used via making plans teams inside groups of any non secular culture. The ebook provides a approach that incorporates crucial questions that let making plans teams to increase solutions that healthy the desires, cultural, background, and constitution in their person congregations.
Ministering to Older Adults is split into 3 sections:
- The Fundamentalsdefining your viewers, your challenge, and the abilities and latest courses that may be delivered to the making plans process
- Programming Possibilitiesspiritual wishes in accordance with the getting older procedure, endured studying for older adults, possibilities to serve and be served, offering caliber pastoral care, and neighborhood development
- Putting all of it Togetherdeciding on a path, utilizing wanted results for overview, developing aim dates, and ongoing evaluation
Ministering to Older Adults additionally comprises kinds and charts to aid within the making plans technique. The booklet is a useful source for clergy, ministry committees and making plans teams, and employees individuals liable for older grownup ministries.
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Ministering to Older Adults: The Building Blocks by Donald Koepke