Is Your Older Adult Ministry Effective? An Easy Assessment Tool for Gauging the Effectiveness of Older Adult Ministry in Your Church

by Charles Arn. Christianity Today, 2010.

This self-assessment tool helps leaders measure their congregation's capacity for reaching seniors through service.


true or false statements related to each category, suggested actions, self-scoring form

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Evaluate your senior outreach ministry by utilizing this self-assessment.
  • Initiate a conversation about ways to reach out to older adults after sharing this resource with clergy and lay leaders.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming is 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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