48 Older Adult Ministry Ideas

Discipleship Ministries: The United Methodist Church, January 2013.


This article gives an extensive list of ideas for activities and projects for an older adult ministry.


list of activities for older adults to do, list of ways younger generations can help older adults

Recommended Audience

clergy and lay leaders of all faiths, youth pastors, senior adult pastors, children's pastors



Practical Applications

  • Help pastors and lay leaders plan a fun, engaging, and vibrant older adult ministry.
  • Help youth and children's pastors generate ideas to connect the generations.

About the Contributor

Shellie Riggs Jordan

Shellie Riggs Jordan is the director of the southeast office in Seymour. She is an American Baptist pastor who served 14 years at First Baptist Church in Seymour as the minister of youth. Prior to her time at FBC, Shellie was the director of youth and children’s ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Seymour. To her work with the Center, Shellie brings more than 24 years of experience working with youth and young adults, as well as a strong background in ecumenical ministry.  

Shellie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University and a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She loves to travel and explore new cultures. She also loves spending time with her husband, Brent, and their kids, Gabe and Casey. Shellie lives in Seymour.

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