Consulting with Local Churches

ENCORE Ministry provides consulting services for local church leaders and older adult ministry leadership teams concerning the needs of older adult ministry. Consultations can be in-person or virtual. ENCORE Ministry wants to help you to start or revitalize your intentional ministry by, with, and for older adults.

ENCORE Ministry consultations are free. We can meet in person at your church or virtually via Zoom. During the meeting, we will:

  • Review your church’s existing older adult ministry (if applicable)
  • Assess your older adult ministry needs
  • Identify and suggest ways your congregation can reframe aging
  • Help you develop older adult ministry plans
  • Share resource ideas and ENCORE Ministry monetary grants  information
  • Offer program models to help you start and/or sustain intentional ministry by, with, and for older adults

If you want ENCORE Ministry to meet with you and your team, contact Dr. Richard Gentzler, director of ENCORE Ministry, at We look forward to hearing from you and to helping your church reframe aging and capture a new vision for older adult ministry.