Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Joseph Barbour

Scripture References in this Resource

Exodus 20:12; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7; Ecclesiastes 12:1-8; Genesis 47:11-12; Hebrews 12:1-2; John 19:26-27; Joshua 14:11; Leviticus 19:32; Luke 2:29; Luke 2:36; Mark 10:19; Matthew 28:20; Proverbs 30:17; Ruth 1:16,17; Titus 2:2-3


The Sandwich Generation involves adult children, primarily women, responsible for the caring of aging parents. Adult children find themselves attempting to balance concern for their parents, their children, and their careers. With little or no understanding of elder care before it is thrust upon them, adult children need to learn about the physical, emotional and spiritual needs that accompany the aging process. This project revealed a wealth of information not readily recognized by caregivers. One way to provide this information is through a congregation sponsored workshop focusing on the above needs and on the needs of the caregivers.

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