August 26th, 2011 at 11:23 am
BECKONING THE BOOMERS - conference to be held on the Baylor Campus – Sept. 8-9, 2011.
Are you trying to figure out how to most effectively reach the rising tide of baby boomers who are moving into their senior years? I’m sure you’ve figured out they do not want to be identified with the term “SENIOR ADULTS” or attend any “SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY” functions.
If you’re wondering just what to do and how to effectively reach and minister to them, JOIN US at the BECKONING THE BOOMERS conference we’re planning in Waco, Thursday & Friday, Sept. 8-9.
Nationally known boomer expert Amy Hanson will be our keynote speaker, (www.amyhanson.org) Dr. Amy Hanson is a speaker, writer, and consultant with a passion to help older adults discover a life of Christ-centered meaning and purpose. She speaks throughout the United States to pastors, health care professionals, and older adults on the unique needs and opportunities of a graying America. Amy’s experience also includes working with a Christian continuing care retirement community as well as serving on the Speakers Bureau for the Alzheimer’s Association. She has written a number of articles on older adult ministry for Leadership Network, Rev! and Christian Standard.
In addition, we’ll have breakout sessions led by those who are successfully reaching boomers in their churches. Breakout sessions will include titles such as:
Creative Ideas for New & Experienced Ministers with Mature Adults; Financial RE-Planning for Boomers - Don’t let the current financial fallout wreck your own fiscal future; First Impressions Last the Longest! – Are you creating a Teflon or a Velcro experience for the boomers who visit your church?; Ministry with Boomers in the Middle: Caring for your Adult Children & Aging Parents; The 2nd Half Ministry at FBC Arlington, TX – An inside look at a successful boomer ministry; and many more.
The Conference is created/sponsored by:
• FBC Allen, Texas – James Craver
• Baylor School of Social Work, Center for Family and Community Ministries – Dr. Dennis Myers/Dr. Jim Ellor
• Collin Baptist Association – Larry Vowell
• Baptist General Convention of Texas – Bible Study/Discipleship Team – Keith Lowry
Details are available at http://www.texasbaptists.org/boomerministry or http://texasbaptists.org/events/beckoning-the-boomers/
There you can find lists of available hotels, online pre-registration forms, and all the info you need.
Cost is only $59 if you pre-register by Sept. 1, and includes a dinner and a lunch, so plan to join us!
We hope you’ll come discover, in just one afternoon, evening, and morning, how your church can effectively re-tool to reach this wave of boomers that is coming your way!
Don’t delay! Register today!
Keith Lowry, Bible Study/Discipleship Team
Baptist General Convention of Texas
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