Winter 2002 - Boomers, Builders, and Beyond
Quick Takes on Aging Americans
An up-to-date profile from the Administration on Aging provides an eye-opening view into the world of the graying American adult population.
Ask the SuperintendentSenior Adult Ministries
How to make a way for the growth, development, and giftedness of the churchs senior adult members.
The New World of Senior Adults
Two dramatic changes are occuring in todays older-adult generation. Discover how your church can take advantage of them to reach this growing segment of society.
Understanding Todays Senior Adults
Confronting the ignornance and myths that cloud our understanding of aging and older people.
The senior surgeLeading in the Age Wave
Forward looking churches would do well to consider in their strategic planning the role older adults, both churched and unchurched, can have.
Leading the charge against Ageism
Is your church guilty of ageism? If so, here are steps to rid your church of these archaic notions.
Ministering in the age wave
Four steps to an effective senior-adult ministry.
Blending Builders, Boomers, Busters, and Bridgers
Ten vital steps for leaders who desire to blend builders, boomers, busters, and bridgers into one church.
Caught in the Middle
Sandwiched between the buster generation, boomers are redefining what it means to be caught in the middle. Consider these important characteristics of middle-aged boomers when planning your ministry to them.
Investing in Senior Adults
What can a church do to help senior adults become devoted, obedient, reproducing disciples of Jesus? Three key leaders share their perspectives on this important question.
A Burden or a Blessing? Tapping Into the ministry Gifts of Senior Adults
Dont overlook one of the greatest ministry resources in your church.
VÉRAISONThe final Flavoring (Preparing people for retirement)
By His choice of this spiritual metaphorthe vineJesus pointed us toward an incredible third stage that is available to every Christian passing through mid-life. We must see it ourselves and help others prepare for it.
Selected bibliography for Senior Adult ministry
An abbreviated bibliography for individuals who provide ministry to older adults.
The Hireling Spirit
Jesus drew a distinction between the shepherd and the hireling. The contrasts are major, but the deepest difference is in the nature of the two.
Pentecostal PrioritiesThe Key to a vibrant, growing church
How one pastors commitment to Pentecostal priorities is transforming his congregation into a vibrant, growing, community of believers.
The Power of the Oikos
By Alan Johnson
The Value of Maturity and Old Age
Clergy, Church & Law
Tax Court Addresses Clergy Income and Expenses, Again
The Leaders Edge
Tough as Nails
When Pews Are Few
In Praise of 7-11 Congregations
Stewardship of the Multibillion-Dollar Wealth Transfer
Whatever Happened to Happily
Worship in the church
We Worship God Because He is Faithful
History Is His Story
Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening
Preaching That Connects
Adapting Illustrations to Your Taste
The Demise of Certainty
Salt & Light
Managing your ministry
Praying, Praising, or Pounding
NEWS & RESOURCES