Includes bibliographical references and index.
|LC Classifications||BV4580 .K73 2008|
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|LC Control Number||2008008875|
Willimon (Accidental Preacher), bishop emeritus in the United Methodist Church and professor at Duke Divinity School, encourages aging Americans to “think like Christians about elderhood” in. Are we ready for the opportunities and challenges facing the aging church? Now is the time for the church to offer ministry to its increasing numbers of seniors and to benefit from ministry they can offer. In this book James M. Houston and Michael Parker issue an urgent call to reconceive the place and part of the elderly and seniors in the local church congregation. He is the author of many books including Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century, Designing an Older Adult Ministry, Aging: Challenge to Church and Synagogue (with Donald Clingan), Forty-Sixty (with Craig Miller), and The Graying of the Church, and is Editor of Center Sage Newsletter for persons in ministry with midlife and older adults/5(17). With A Vision for the Aging Church, Drs. Houston and Parker challenge the church to reimagine its ministry by and to seniors, encouraging the church to embrace and honor the contributions that can be made by its senior members while more effectively ministering to their needs. The book provides an important bridge between the scriptural.
Growing Old in Christ makes an excellent start at formulating a theology of aging and defining the relationship between the elderly and the church. One hopes that subsequent books on faith and aging will engage the social research, allow the old to speak more for . However, we would do well to remember: the church will only be revitalized insofar as the hearts of its people are transformed by the power of the gospel. Provide personal care for the sick and dying. Aging brings with it many difficult physical issues such as physical decline, sickness, and, ultimately, death. The new book, Aging: Growing Old in the Church, is being published by Baker Academic in April and is part of the Pastoring for Life: Theological Wisdom for Ministering Well series. Willimon is a seasoned pastor of more than 40 years, church leader, and theologian who has written numerous books for working pastors and seminarians. MP: Since our first book, A Vision for the Aging Church: Renewed Ministry to and from Seniors, Dr. Houston and I have received over a thousand messages, multiple requests to speak at Christian and.
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