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Older Adult Council

The purpose of the Older Adult Council is to strengthen older adult ministries in the local churches and districts of the annual conference.

The Council offers resources for intentional ministries of the Virginia Conference “providing a place of welcome, spiritual nurture, discipleship and empowerment in ministry to, for, by, and with older adults.”

By our definition, older adults are those persons age 55 and above. However, programs of the Older Adult Council will never be restricted by age – minimum or maximum – as there is always something for each of us to learn and ways for us to grow in our individual and corporate spiritual journeys no matter what our age. We recognize the wave of Baby Boomers are entering older adulthood and have unique needs for discipleship.  We encourage intergenerational ministries. 


Print & web resources for Older Adult Ministries

Older Adult Council Description and Older Adult Recognition Sunday

Southeastern Jurisdictional Festival of Wisdom and Grace

Older Adult Ministry resources from Discipleship Ministries

Article on isolation and failure to thrive among older adults

Members of the Older Adult Council can provide leadership and/or resources for a wide variety of programs and workshops including creating spiritual legacy boxes, grief ministries, faithful aging, sacred circle dance, Boomer Ministries and more.  

For more information about the Older Adult Council, programs, or ministry ideas, contact the co-chairs of the Council: Rev. Denise Childers (Northern Virginia District) at [email protected] and Louise Miller (Valley Ridge District) at [email protected]

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