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

1 Peter 2:9; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 Kings 19:9-16; 1 Peter 1:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14; 2 Timothy 3:14,15; Acts 20:27; Acts 20:35; Colossians 3:10; Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; Ephesians 4:24; Genesis 1:27; Jeremiah 29:11; John 13:13; John 17:3; John 3:16,36; Jude 3; Matthew 28:18-20; Philippians 1:21-26; Philippians 1:7; Psalm 71:17-18; Psalm 90:12; Romans 10:9; Romans 12:1; Titus 1:4


There is a necessity to focus on the changing needs of people in the church and in society. Our nation has moved from a youth-oriented society to an aging society. For fulfillment, joy, and peace in the retirement years, the church has the opportunity to provide educational models enabling older adults to "reposition" themselves for the lifelong challenge God gives to His people. This paper will provide a rationale and a model for older adults to appreciate their continued God-given calling for meaningful service in Christ's Church by continued growth and a better understanding of their talents, gifts, and opportunities.

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