A NEW TYPE OF
Senior Adult Ministry
Forever Young is a new type of senior adult ministry focused on mentoring, service, and walking along side of the younger generations as together we mature in Christ, following in His footsteps.
The theme verse for the Forever Young Ministry is found in Psalm 92:12-15:
The righteous flourish like the palm tree
and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
They are planted in the house of the Lord;
they flourish in the courts of our God.
They still bear fruit in old age;
they are ever full of sap and green,
to declare that the Lord is upright;
he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
We will be putting together a ministry team that will choose some initial facets for the ministry to implement. The facets will center around both peer-to-peer and inter-generational activities emphasizing 1) fellowship and assimilation of unchurched senior adults, 2) involving senior adults in meaningful ministry and service, and 3) facilitating the continued growth of senior adults in the areas of spiritual maturity and discipleship. All activities will have the goal of helping seniors shine the light and fulfill the mission of Christ by serving, not being served.
If you would like to be a part of organizing this ministry or help interface it with other ministries you are involved with, please let Tom Rucker know.
1 “How to Build A Positive Senior Adult Ministry,” Kim Hughes, Ph.D., Productive Aging Resources, Dallas, TX, 2006.