Encore Ministry

Provides training and support, quality resources, and networking to equip church leaders for ministry by, with, and for older adults.
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Older Adult Ministry Webinar

Since 2015, ENCORE Ministry has provided consultations, training, support, resources, and grant funding. This 30-minute webinar provides an overview of ENCORE Ministry, including the many matching grant opportunities available to Tennessee-Western Kentucky churches.

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Glencliff United Methodist Church

In south Nashville, Glencliff United Methodist Church is taking steps to address issues of homelessness by building micro homes for adults experiencing homelessness. Thanks to a $60,000 grant from  ENCORE Ministry, two of the microhomes are earmarked to house older adults.

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February 2024 Scam of the Month: Romance Rip-offs

Romance scams are on the rise, and loneliness and new technology have contributed to the increase. In 2022, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received over 7,000 reports from older adults 60+ who were victimized by romance/confidence scams losing nearly $419 million. 

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Death, Dying, and Easter

We live in a death-denying culture and most of us would prefer not to think about death and dying. We shove it out of our minds, speak about it only in muffled tones, and keep it at a great distance. But not to think of death is not very smart because we all have a date with it.

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The Church Responds

I Am Here

An inspirational poem written by ENCORE Ministry staff member Cindy Solomon about people struggling with Alzheimer's.

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