Baby Boomers and Beyond: Trapping the Ministry Talents and Passions of Adults Over 50
How ministry leaders can help older adults be a vital part of Christian community With the explosion of the older adult population, this important book explores the opportunities and challenges that this presents for the Christian community. Amy Hanson...
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How ministry leaders can help older adults be a vital part of Christian community
With the explosion of the older adult population, this important book explores the opportunities and challenges that this presents for the Christian community. Amy Hanson challenges us to let go of many old stereotypes regarding aging and embrace a new paradigm that sees older adults as active, healthy and capable of making significant contributions.
Debunks the myths of aging that keep us from fully embracing the potential of people in life's second half Offers suggestions on how to re-invent ministry with older adults Focuses on unleashing older adults to serve and make an impact on churches and congregations A volume in the Leadership Network series
The author shows church leaders how they can unleash the power of the baby boomer population to strengthen their congregations.
A freelance writer and author based in Seattle, USA, Amy Hanson is a regular contributor to the All Music Guide and Goldmine, for whom she has written extensively on subjects ranging from disco and funk to grunge and punk. Her first book, "Tales Of A Scorched Earth" was about the Smashing Pumpkins.
- About Leadership Network. Acknowledgments. Introduction: Reinventing Ministry With Older Adults. Part One: Ready For More: The New Old. 1. A Wake-up Call For The Church: A Reality We Can't Ignore. 2. Not What You Thought: New Ways To Think About Aging. Part Two: The Boomer-and-beyond World. 3. Aging Well. 4. Relationships And Responsibilities. 5. Retirement: What It Is And What It Is Becoming. Part Three: Harnessing The Potential: Implications For The Church. 6. Letting Go Of The "one Size Fits All" Mentality. 7. Serving: The Linchpin Of A Successful Ministry. 8. Matters Of Faith: Spiritual Growth For The Boomer. 9. Melding The Generations. Conclusion: An Uncharted Opportunity. Notes. About The Author. Index.