“They will flourish... and bear fruit in old age.” (Psalm 92:13-14)
We are on a mission to inspire and equip Christians to reach, serve and empower older people in every community, through the local church; and to encourage older people in their faith.
We provide leadership and are a Christian voice for older people. (You can watch some of our media appearances here).
We also have a national community of Church Champions who share our mission, who we encourage and equip in ministry in their church and community, which means we influence and impact at a local level, seeing older Christians empowered, and older people in the wider community reached and engaged- with the love of Jesus.
Through our website we provide a central hub of resources to help guide, enable and encourage Christians, older or otherwise, in many different aspects of later life. These resources are gathered from a variety of Christian organisations who we signpost too, but by bringing these resources into one place we aim to make it easier for people to access Christian materials relating to older people.
We have a national UK directory of church led activities for older people of all faiths and none, which provides a vital signposting service for communities across the UK, so an older person can see what friendship and community is being offered by churches in their area, and join in.
We also commission projects and resources, where there is a gap, so that we can equip Christians and churches to effectively reach, serve and empower older people everywhere.
There are 11.9 million older people in the UK, and older people make up a significant proportion of church congregations . And we know that over 5 million older people in the UK say television is their main company and that 1 million older people say they are always or often lonely.
These facts and figures present challenges for Society but also huge opportunity. Church was created to be intergenerational, and the Bible speaks of the wisdom of older Christians, and their purpose, and tells us that God will continue to carry and sustain them in older age.
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Are you part of a church or Christian group that holds activities or events for older people?
If so then we'd love to hear about it and share what you do on our national Directory.
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