Senior adults face a quandary through the process of aging. While enjoying the benefits of retirement, the senior adult also struggles with issues of health, independence, loneliness, and society’s stereotypes concerning their relevance and usefulness. With the aging of the population and graying of the church membership, the necessity to mobilize and equip senior adults becomes critical in maintaining a healthy church. As senior adults face an ever-changing society filled with technological, organizational, and social transitions, they need assistance in coping with and managing these age-related issues.
The project includes training materials to mobilize and equip the senior adults attending Crowley Assembly for effective ministry within the church and to the local community, thus validating the significance and relevance of senior adults in the local church. The project focuses on four ministry interventions: a four-part sermon series for the congregation, a ministry opportunities seminar for senior adults, an age-related issues management seminar for senior adult leaders, and the development of a senior adult ministries manual. Post-sermon, pre-seminar, and post-seminar surveys identify the understanding of and attitude toward material presented in the respective sermons and seminars. The project promotes a biblical awareness of the importance and value of senior adults in the congregation at Crowley Assembly and encourages acceptance of intergenerational ministries. A closer evaluation reveals the keys to the project’s effectiveness and identifies improvements for future projects.
|Advisor:||Allen, Gary, Aker, Benny|
|Commitee:||Gill, Debbie, Medina, Vince, Olena, Lois, Oleson, Ava, Taylor, Cheryl, Walls, Randy|
|School:||Assemblies of God Theological Seminary|
|Department:||Doctor of Ministry Department|
|School Location:||United States -- Missouri|
|Source:||DAI-A 78/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Adult education, Religious education|
|Keywords:||Crowley Assembly of God, Senior adults, Social ministry, Spiritual ministry|
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