Workshop planned for senior adult ministry
Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 9:30 am
If you are someone who has a vision and passion for ministry with mid-life and older adults or who wants to learn more about older adult ministries, you won’t want to miss “Aging & Baby Boomer Ministry in the 21st Century.” This workshop will be Tuesday, Sept. 21, at First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Church Street in Jackson, from 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. The cost is $15 per person, and the registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 13. No walk-ins, please. Call (731) 664-8480 to register.
The Rev. Dr. Richard H. Gentzler, Jr., Director of the Center on Aging and Older Adult Ministries for the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church, will lead this three-session workshop. Gentzler is a nationally recognized teacher, writer and leader in the field of aging and older adult ministries.
Session one will discuss the myths and realities of aging—images of aging, our culture and aging, and kinds of older adults. Session two will talk about Baby Boomer Ministry—who are Boomers, what their needs are and what an intentional Boomer ministry looks like. The final session will show how to design an older adult ministry—why this ministry is necessary, various ministry models and what it means to have an intentional older adult ministry.
Dr. Gentzler’s books will be available for purchase, and there will be time allotted for roundtable discussion. This workshop is sponsored by the Memphis Annual Conference Older Adult Council of The United Methodist Church. Call Luci Cromer at (901) 755-0803 for more information. This event is open to the public, not just church members, and promises to be a most enlightening program. wcp 8-12-10