A Vision for the Aging Church: Renewing Ministry for and by Seniors

by James M. Houston, Michael Parker. InterVarsity Press, 2011.

This book explores the aging population and shares how they can be assets to the congregation.


status loss for the elderly, navigating the waters of aging, finishing well, how the elderly become shut-ins

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book

Suggested Uses

  • Adapt strategies to involve the elderly within your congregation by reading part three and looking at what other churches did to include older generations.
  • Gain a better understanding of how the church responded to an increasingly older population by reading part one and assessing your congregation's reaction.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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