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Older Adults

The vision of the Office on Aging & Older Adult Ministries is founded on the principle that ongoing faith development of midlife and older adults is critical for the transformation of the world.

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November 21, 2014

The S.A.G.E. Newsletter (Fall 2014)

This issue contains the following articles: (1) I'm Listening; (2) Committee on Older Adult Ministries Meets; (3) Grant Awards […]

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November 11, 2014

Grants Awarded to Support Aging in Poverty Ministries

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Nov. 11, 2014 /Discipleship Ministries/  – Grants totaling $75,000 have been awarded to 31 churches around the world by the United […]

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Issues Facing Older Adults
May 23, 2014

Grants Available to Churches for Creative Older Adult Ministries

Local churches with ideas for creative ministries involving older adults can apply for a limited number of special Aging in […]

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Leading Older Adult Ministry
May 1, 2014

Celebrate Older Adult Recognition Day in May

In April 2008, General Conference adopted legislation inviting congregations to celebrate Older Adult Recognition Day on any Sunday during May. United […]

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Leading Older Adult Ministry
May 1, 2014

Resources for Celebrating Older Adult Recognition Day

The material in this resource will provide you with information on how your local congregation can celebrate Older Adult Recognition […]

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Older Adult Worship Resources
April 24, 2014

The S.A.G.E. Newsletter (Spring 2014)

The name of our newsletter is changing slightly to The S.A.G.E. We have dropped the word Center […]

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April 24, 2014

Learning to Grieve

Who taught you how to grieve?  For many of us, the answer is no one. However, psychologists tell us […]

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Issues Facing Older Adults
April 15, 2013

Center Sage, Spring 2013

Contents of this issue include:  Why Older Adult Ministry? Change and Transition Ahead for Gentzler and Older Adult Ministries  […]

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January 9, 2013

48 Older Adult Ministry Ideas

By Richard H. Gentzler Jr.

As you plan for intentional older adult ministry, keep in mind that every older adult is a unique individual and […]

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Leading Older Adult Ministry
November 1, 2012

Hope Springs From the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease

By Richard H. Gentzler, Jr., D. Min.

Released in May 2012, the first-ever "National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease" was mandated under the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA). […]

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