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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September 2023 Scam of the Month: Social Media Scams

September 2023 Scam of the Month: Social Media Scams

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Aging, a Gift to be Embraced

Our churches are graying. But aging and growing older shouldn’t be thought of as a negative life stage. Aging can be the path leading toward maturity, growth, and wisdom.

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Aging Good … Agesim Bad

Ageism can shorten a lifespan by 7.5 years, according to a 2002 study by Becca Levy. Individuals with a more positive self-perception of aging lived an average of 7.5 years longer than those with less positive self-perceptions.

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