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Encouragement from one of our Church Champions

By Church Champions | 26/01/2023

We recently received a wonderful email from one of our Church Champions about her work in her local church, and about how encouraging she found the last Church Champion Session, which was all about using the Bible in evangelism. We were so encouraged that we asked whether she’d be happy for us to share her…

‘Reimagining Care’

By laura | 26/01/2023

Following the publication of the Archbishops’ Commission on Reimagining Care, Andrew Wileman, Deputy Director of the Salvation Army’s Older People’s Ministries and a trustee of Faith in Later Life, released this statement: “Having been part of the journey over the last 18 months, Faith in Later Life is delighted to welcome the findings and recommendations…

Using the Bible in Evangelism to Older People – Terry Puttick

By Church Champions | 20/01/2023

A short clip on what the Bible says about Older People and what our response to that should be. It was a pleasure to have Terry Puttick from London City Mission come and speak to us (on 12th January 2023) about using the Bible in Evangelism to older people. We were inspired by his love…

Terry Puttick – Where to Turn to in the Bible

By Church Champions | 12/01/2023

Where to turn to in the Bible In a recent Church Champions training session, Terry Puttick from London City Mission came and spoke to us about using the Bible in Evangelism. As a parting gift, Terry provided us with this wonderful list of go-to verses which relate to a number of common questions, emotions, and…

Older People are Returning to the Workforce

By Church Champions | 09/01/2023

A few weeks ago I spoke with Paul Hammond about the rising number of Older People returning to the workforce post retirement. They spoke about the possible causes, the effect it may have on our churches, as well as how we as the church should respond. You can to listen to the full interview by…

Life In All Its Fullness Conference, 17 Sept 2022

By Joanne Milligan | 09/09/2022

We would love you to join us for the Faith in Later Life Conference! Here’s all the info you need… The conference will be taking place on Zoom on Saturday 17th September 2022, 9am-1pm, and will be all about how we can experience and celebrate life in all its fullness in later life, and how we…

Faith in the Second Half Conference to become an annual event following success of first conference

By Church Champions | 26/05/2022

Faith in Later Life, in partnership with Keswick Ministries, are delighted to announce that, following a successful conference earlier this month, Faith in the Second Half Conference will become an annual event in the Christian calendar between the two ministries. Plans to launch an in-person conference in Keswick focusing on older people and the church’s…

REVIEW: A Great Place to Grow Old by Tina English

By Joanne Milligan | 01/02/2022

In writing this book about how churches can care for their older members, Tina English manages to challenge, inspire and equip her readers whether they are individuals, members of church communities or indeed church leaders. It is a timely book. Older people in our communities have long been side-lined and too often, their needs are…

How can I keep serving?

By Carl Knightly | 22/12/2021

Imagine going round a stately home and seeing an old-fashioned mangle in the kitchen. Many of us have done that at one time or another and we’ve explained to our children what they were for and we’ve been glad we no longer have to use one! But how often as we get older, do we…

How to run an event in a care home setting

By Laura Treneer | 29/11/2021

God didn’t create old age by accident. The Bible speaks of older Christians flourishing and bearing fruit in later years. With an ageing population there is both an urgent need and real opportunity to reach older people in residential care with the good news of the Lord Jesus. Older people in residential care often can’t…