Our Help In Ages Past: The Black Church's Ministry Among The Elderly
- Publish Date: 2005-04-30
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Bobby Joe Saucer;Jean Alicia Elster
Can you imagine how much richer, stronger, and more faithful your church would be with a ministry that showcased the wisdom of its seniors? Bobby Joe Saucer challenges black churches to act upon the needs of the people whose sacrifices laid the foundation for those very communities. Offering a call to value the past and to welcome what the elderly have to offer, Our Help in Ages Past is filled with easy-to-implement ideas that offer lasting joy, such as Adopt-A-Senior Programs, Senior Citizens Emphasis Day, and intergenerational story-telling. Suggestions also include long-term projects that can appreciably change the lives of the elderly, such as establishing an adult day-care center, building low-cost housing, and developing a financial services center.