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

This is a free service to you and your church. At a time that's convenient for you and your church's older adult ministry leaders, we will meet virtually via Zoom or in person at your church. During the meeting, we will:

  • Review your church’s existing older adult ministry (if applicable)
  • Assess your older adult ministry needs
  • Develop older adult ministry plans
  • Share resource ideas and ENCORE Ministry grant funding information
  • Offer program models to help you start and/or sustain intentional ministry by, with, and for older adults

If you would like to have an ENCORE Ministry member meet with you and your team in person or via Zoom, contact Dr. Richard Gentzler, director of ENCORE Ministry, at rgentzler@encoreministry.org. We look forward to hearing from you and to helping your church reframe aging and capture a new vision for older adult ministry.