Soulful Aging: Ministry Through the Stages of Adulthood
Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc., 2001 - Family & Relationships - 172 pages
Soulful Aging is about cultivating an informed conversation about some of the most important religious realities of life. There are six chapters, each tied to one of the six stages of aging: Extended Middle Age, Ready or Not, The New Me, Like It or Not, The Rest of Living, and Dying. Each chapter looks at the pathways to personal and communal spiritual growth - community, prayer, teaching, proclamation, service, and witness.
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Ready or Not
The New Me
Like It or Not
The Rest of Living
15 minutes 20 minutes affirm Alzheimer's Alzheimer's Disease anointing article Preparation Ask the participants awareness become caregiving challenges Christian church community of faith congregation contemplation contemplative prayer culture death diminishments Distribute copies dying elderly eternal Eucharist experience Extended Middle Age feel Format frail frailty Friends Club gatha gift God's blessing God's presence grace grief GROUP DISCUSSION Participants handcross heart Henry Simmons holy human Invite the participants Jesus John LaFarge journey large group last third lectio divina light lives long-term care facility loss meaning midlife ministry minutes Objectives mystery mystical old age older adults one's ourselves participants to share Pathway for Spiritual person Pharisees pray prayer present reality realization recognize record on newsprint relationship religious response retirement rience ritual role Scripture sense session small group social society Spiritual Growth READING stage things values vision wisdom witness YHVH