Since spring of 2013, approximately 225 persons from all seven districts of the Tennessee Annual Conference have been trained in older adult ministry through grants from the Golden Cross Foundation to the Adult/Older Adult Committee of the Tennessee Annual Conference. Workshops to train leaders have been held in Murfreesboro and Brentwood with more scheduled for 2014 and 2015.
Relationships are important to people of all ages and equally important to adults who are older. Staying connected to God and to other people is an important need for senior adults. However, some older adults are isolated from their church and family members. They may be one of the last members in their family. Adult children may move away. Spouses, siblings and friends may pass away. After many years of normal family activity, older adults may feel alone, even abandoned by those they love most. Read More