Living in the Next Phase Conference:
This conference was held for senior ministers, parish ministry staff and church members to assist local churches to mobilize for evangelism, discipleship growth and care for persons in the third and fourth phases of life, both within and outside the church, and starting up and maintaining vibrant next phase ministries in parishes and in the Diocese.
PLUS NOW AVAILABLE FROM NEXT PHASE MINISTRIES:
Living in the Next Phase: developing the theology, practice and ministries of later life
Author: Dr Andrew Cameron
About Next Phase Ministries:
Next Phase Ministries is about enabling third and fourth age people to exercise their spiritual gifts and godly wisdom in a vital ministry within the church. We're here to help with ideas, seminars, resources, networking and more. Our web site seeks to bring our message about ministry to seniors to a wider audience.
Next Phase Ministries aims to raise awareness of the needs and potential of people over 55, encouraging and supporting churches in actively training and inspiring this group for ministry to their peers and others. It does this by providing a forum for existing church groups and ministry staff working with older people; and by supplying training, resources and support. The Bible says with God we can flourish atwhatever age or phase of life we reach.
Psalm 92 proclaims:
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming the Lord is upright; He is my rock.... (Psalm 92:12-14).
*(Third and fourth age - modern terminology referring to age ranges 55-75 and 75 plus)