Use small-group techniques to develop greater social depth and personal involvement. This may be one reason why the highest priority was given to the area. While it is necessary to address the unique needs and concerns of single adults, they must also be involved in the total church program. Can you name a book that has been influential in your life other than the Bible? It is unlikely that the limitations of the past can be shaken off unless church leaders break the chains of negative myths and youth-orientedness, and awake to a fresh vision of the unprecedented numbers and potential of older adults. Such get-acquainted, get-to-know-you activities form the social foundation for trust building. This is the second reason why older adults are particularly receptive to the gospel.
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But what are some of the basics in beginning a ministry to senior adults? In the next article, we will look at one of the most crucial parts of a new ministry: H ome, U nity, B ible. It is easy for a board to become involved in the organizational and financial issues of the church and forget that congregations are essentially clusters of households; people trying to live out their faith together. You want to have a good group at this first meeting. Much of the voluntary work boomers do is not counted in most surveys. A family should provide for the transmission of values, and be a witness for God in the world of His power to unify and engender the happiness of each person.
No, not everyone will want to have a part, but God will be faithful to bring those He wants to be involved in this new ministry. Some give up volunteering for school events and church functions geared for children and youth because they had given their time while their own children participated in those activities. You might show a DVD, have a speaker, or host a dinner. They meet once a month at the church and welcome beginners as well as experienced needle-workers. The operative word in single adult ministries is adult.