A Vision for the Aging Church

A Vision for the Aging Church

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Are we ready for the opportunities and challenges facing the aging church? Now is the time for the church to offer ministry to its increasing numbers of seniors and to benefit from ministry they can offer. In this book James M. Houston and Michael Parker issue an urgent call to reconceive the place and part of the elderly and seniors in the local church congregation. Confronting the idea that the aging are mostly a burden on the church, they boldly address the moral issues related to caring for them, provide examples of successful care-giving programs and challenge the church to restore broken connections across the generations. Cowritten by a noted theologian and an expert in the fields of social work and gerontology, this interdisciplinary book assesses our current cultural context and the challenges and opportunities we face. The authors show us that seniors aren't the problem. They are the solution.Renewing Ministry for and by Seniors James M. Houston, Michael Parker ... Spending on Medicare and Medicaid represents almost 25 percent of the federal budget, 15 and these costs are growing at a rate that ... Sadly, older people and their caregivers pay a larger portion of the incomes on health care services than they did before Medicare and ... the current costs of long-term care (for example, aging-in-place facilities, nursing homes, assisted living and dementia care units) will testanbsp;...

Title:A Vision for the Aging Church
Author:James M. Houston, Michael Parker
Publisher:InterVarsity Press - 2011-10-10


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