ENCORE Ministries

ENCORE Ministries is a new, valuable resource that is now available in the Tennessee Conference to help congregations meet the needs of the fastest growing demographic group in our conference.  And, because this ministry is funded by a grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, there is no cost to congregations or districts for its service. More About ENCORE

Nashville Public Television: Aging Matters | Abuse & Exploitation

NPT videoIt is estimated that one in ten adults over the age of 60 is a victim. But the truth is we don’t know for certain how many older adults are suffering from abuse. In the eighth edition of Aging Matters, Nashville Public Television explores the issues behind elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Learn More




Scam of the Month (June 2018) Robocalls

Did you know that during April in the U.S., 3.4 billion robocalls were placed?! That breaks down to each person receiving 10 calls per month.

ENCORE Awards 2018

The first annual Encore Ministry Awards were presented to seven (7) churches in the Tennessee Conference. The Awards ceremony was held during the dinner sponsored by the Golden Cross Foundation and Martin Methodist College on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Tennessee Annual Conference at Brentwood United Methodist Church.


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Building Strong Support for Elders
June 15, 2018

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is a great opportunity to raise awareness about elder abuse and engage your community in action to protect elders.

A New Book and Church Resource by Dr. Richard H. Gentzler, Jr.

An Age of Opportunity book coverAn Age of Opportunity by Dr. Richard H. Gentzler, Jr., Director of ENCORE Ministries, provides church leaders with information on how to grow and sustain their ministry into a truly spectacular, creative, and visionary model that will serve the church.

Published by Discipleship Resources (May 2018), you can order your copy today through the Upper Room Books at 1-800-972-0433 or at Bookstore.UpperRoom.org

Festival of Wisdom and Grace

Theme: The Wise Shall Shine
Date: August 13-16, 2018
Lake Junaluska, NC
What is true wisdom? How do we receive it, cultivate it, and pass it on? You’ve led a full life. How do you continue to live into that fullness in retirement? Join others in the second half of life for a time of inspiration and renewal in the North Carolina mountains.


How to Replace Vital Documents that are Lost or Stolen

Replacing important documents that are lost, stolen or damaged is pretty easy if you know where to turn.


ENCORE Ministry District Team Leaders

A new network of leaders in older adult ministries in the Tennessee Conference has been formed by ENCORE Ministry called ENCORE Ministry District Team Leaders.