Training for Local Churches


Plans are underway for one or more training events in 2024. Check back for updates.

Watch October 26, 2023, Event: Building Community with Older Adults

ENCORE Ministry – in partnership with engAGING Communities TN, UT Chattanooga’s School of Nursing’s older adult initiative – hosted Building Community with Older Adults on October 26, 2023. Approximately 105 persons attended in person and 28 individuals/church groups participated via livestream. The event included sessions by area experts on topics impacting older adults such as grandfamilies, older adult care, legal services, mental health, transitions of care, and congregational care.

To view the workshop, visit (programming begins at the 40-minute mark).

Click here for a booklet from engAGING Communities empowering congregations to support older adults and their caregivers.