Vision for the Aging Church Renewing Ministry for and by Seniors

ISBN-10: 0830839488
ISBN-13: 9780830839483
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 11/10/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 279
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Jim Houston (M.A., Edinburgh; D.Phil., Oxford) is founding principal, former chancellor, and emeritus professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of some forty books, including I Believe in the Creator, The Transforming Friendship, In Search of Happiness, The Heart's Desire and The Mentored Life.

Preface
Prologue: Distressed Communities
An Ageist Zeitgeist
The Aging Church: A Future Katrina?
Is Society Prepared for Its Aging Population?
The Confused Cultural Role of Seniors in Secular Society and the Church
Biblical and Historical Themes of Aging
Aging in a Biblical Context
Biblical Roles for Seniors-Elders
The Portrait of a Mature Christian Senior-Elder
Elders as Exemplars and Mentors for Christian Renewal
The Lived Wisdom of Christian Elders
Honoring Elders in Early Christianity
Solutions for an Aging Church
The Primacy of Theological Anthropology in an Aging Church
Aging Successfully: Myths and Realities
Caregiving: The Twenty-First Century's Greatest Test of Character
Local Senior Ministry Associations and Ecumenical Partnerships
Important Steps to Unifying Our Communities
Late Life Significant Living
Faith Is All About Relationships in a Culture of Disability and Depression
Facing Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias with Hope in God's Remembrance
Christians, Seniors and a More Personal Society
The Vital Role of Repentance
In Summary: Becoming a Christian Elder in Rebuilding the Church
Finishing Well
Facing Death and Bereavement
Epilogue: Dying Elders, Living Church
"The Life Review" Preparation Tips and Questions
Church Survey Questions
Parent Care Readiness Program
Sample Senior Ministry Association Correspondence
State Agencies on Aging
About the Authors
Index

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