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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It Worked for Us: Franklin First UMC’s Silver Service for Persons with Mild to Moderate Dementia Symptoms

Franklin (Tennessee) First United Methodist Church offers a monthly worship service intentionally created for people who are living with mild-to-moderate dementia symptoms.

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Aging in Place or Aging in Another Place?

Older adults often say they want to stay in their own homes as long as they can. We describe such thinking as aging in place — defined as living in the home and community of your choice as you age. It is a place where one feels safe has the ability to control and enjoy life experiences.

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ENCORE Ministry Awards More Than $205K in Grants to 26 Churches and Organizations in 2022

ENCORE Ministry, the official older adult ministry of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church (TWK), awarded $205,502 to 26 churches and organizations in 2022.

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