We are facing an unprecedented situation in The United Methodist Church. We are experiencing a demographic revolution, as more of us are living longer, healthier lives. Churches face a powerful opportunity to reimagine the future of our faith communities. So many of us continue to have much to offer as we age—wisdom, experience, ingenuity, creativity, and faith—that we want to make certain our older-adult members are engaged, empowered, and equipped for ministry.
As a church leader, you play an important role in helping your local congregation prepare for an aging church and society. You are invited to take the lead in helping educate your congregation about the needs and concerns of older adults. The 2019 Older Adult Recognition Day Resource is a valuable beginning and will help you lay the groundwork for a worship service to celebrate Older Adult Sunday.