Thursday, September 27
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 W. 17th Street Little Rock, AR 72205
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Dorothy is an instructor and program coordinator for the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary. She has studied and taught courses and workshops about older adult spirituality and ministry at seminary, conferences, churches, and dioceses. She contributed chapters about older adults for The Seasons of Adult Formation and a special issue of Lifelong Faith Journal that explores effective practices and approaches for each stage of adulthood. Her blogs about aging have been featured on the Key Resources and Building Faith websites. Dorothy is co-author of the book, Redeeming Dementia: Spirituality, Theology, and Science which will be published November 2018.
Dorothy Linthicum will lead a conversation based on her study and experience. We will have the opportunity to break open stagnate perceptions of ministry we may bring with us to discover new paradigms and approaches for ministry in our particular contexts. Come join us for a day of discovery!
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
The workshop will provide an informed theoretical context from which to operate in ministering with older adults. It is designed for an audience that includes older adults as well as clergy, lay persons and those who provide care and support for older adults.
Spend some time with older adults, and you’ll discover that being 60 years old is different from being 70. Yet neither age compares with being 80. Why, then, do we lump all adults over 30 into one group when we design ministry? And why do we plan education, pastoral care, spiritual direction, and programming for older adults with a "one size fits all" model?
Here is a stunning statistic: 10,000 baby boomers retire every day in our country—10,000 people every day who have two things in common: transition and aging. What an opportunity for the church to be present and responsive to this population subset who will have particular needs for the next 20 to 30 years.
The workshop will provide an informed theoretical context from which to operate in ministering with older adults. It is designed for an audience that includes older adults, clergy, and lay persons interested in ministry with older adults.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Advance registration is required as seating is limited. CLICK HERE to register today!
The workshop is free, but a $20.00 fee will be charged at the door for refreshments and lunch.