Ideas for Churches

Our annual Church Champions Survey tells us that ministry among older people happens in many different ways. The most common seniors ministries among our Church Champions and churches responding to the survey in 2023 were:

  • Lunch Clubs
  • Care Home Services & Visits
  • Midweek Services
  • Discipleship Groups

In addition to these activities, churches are engaging with older people through dementia groups, coffee mornings, befriending services, home communion, monthly deliveries of seniors 'packs', Sing Together sessions, seniors sports activities, retirement courses, pastoral visits, end of life support, and friendship groups.

For many of these ideas you'll find corresponding helpful information in our Resource Hub.

Can't find what you're looking for? Please contact us and we will do our best to help you find what you need to inspire and equip you in your ministry to help older people have faith in later life.

Starting Something New?

If you're starting something new and would like to hear how others do it, you might like to watch this short interview in which Faith in Later Life Ambassador Fi Costa shares the story of how she began an intergenerational Cafe Concerts ministry, along with her wonderful team, and backed by prayer:

For some addtional tips from Fi, please read her Blog Seniors Ministry: Where to Begin.

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