Senior adult ministry

  1. The Other Side of Grief

    Article The Other Side of Grief

    From time to time, those whose grief is much newer than mine ask leading, hopeful questions about life beyond my broken heart. There is often quiet urgency in their need for…

  2. Grief is Ministry

    Article Grief is Ministry

    When my husband, Leighton Farrell, was in ministry, I saw first-hand the power of spiritual leadership when he visited those who were sick and dying and later comforted those who…

  3. Reaching Older Adults: Are Seminaries Equipping Pastors to Minister to Seniors?

    Article Reaching Older Adults: Are Seminaries Equipping Pastors to Minister to Seniors?

    About a year ago, I heard from a young pastor of a United Methodist church who said he had a confession he wanted to share with me. He told me that he had come face-to-face with a …

  4. Practice Dying

    Article Practice Dying

    “For all our days pass away under your wrath; our years come to an end like a sigh. . . . So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart” (Ps. 90:9, 12). …

  5. Transitions of Older Adulthood

    Article Transitions of Older Adulthood

    An eighty-four year-old woman watched her children put price tags on her belongings. Her eyes filled with tears as she silently reminisced about the things piled high on makeshift …

  6. Ways We Don't Want to Be Remembered

    Article Ways We Don't Want to Be Remembered

    I often have the opportunity to lead older adult retreats around the country. During the events of the day, I like to mix in activities that cause older adults to honestly reflect …

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