Our Help in Ages Past: The Black Church's Ministry Among the Elderly

by Bobby Joe Saucer, Jean Alicia Elster. Judson Press, 2005.


This thoughtful guide offers tips and tools for congregations ministering to elder congregants.


identifying the needs and gifts of older adults, discussion questions and action guide at the end of each chapter, issues that might make retirement difficult

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Strengthen your ministry with and by elder adults by learning how to recognize both the gifts and needs of older congregants.
  • Offer support for the practical contingencies of growing older by reading the chapter on issues that make retirement difficult.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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