Embracing The Gift of Aging In The Church
“Thanks to the progress of medicine life-spans have increased: but society has not “expanded” to life! The number of elderly has multiplied, but our societies are not organized well enough to make room for them, with proper respect and practical consideration for their frailty and their dignity… And the elderly are a wealth not to be ignored.” – Pope Francis.
The relationship between a church and senior citizens can be a beneficial relationship for the both. Senior ministries provide a source of fellowship and sense of belonging to seniors, while seniors can serve the church as a source of wisdom. Support for a senior ministry within a church is crucial to a churches success.