Events and Online Learning for Church Leaders and Older Adults

OLDER ADULT MINSTRY EVENTS

Coming Soon! October 9, 2024: Building Community with Older Adults

ENCORE Ministry and UT Chattanooga School of Nursing's next in-person and live-streaming older adult ministry event will be October 9, 2024, at Madison Street United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee. Check back for more information and a registration link.

Check back to View April 18, 2024: Building Community with Older Adults event

ENCORE Ministry and UT Chattanooga School of Nursing held an in-person older adult ministry event at Mullins United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.  A video of the day's presentations will be posted soon.

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 https://youtube.com/live/VSVzXGcmu2I (programming begins at the 40-minute mark).

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

NEW! MONTHLY ONLINE LEARNING SERIES

Join ENCORE Ministry and UT Chattanooga (UTC) School of Nursing's EngAGING Communities one-hour monthly online learning experience for older adults, clergy, and church leaders interested in topics related to intentional ministry by, with, and for older adults. The online learning series will be held at noon Central on the third Tuesday of each month – except June, it's on June 11. Programs will be recorded and posted here for those unable to view live presentations.

June's monthly online learning series features Dr. James Powers, Director, Middle Tennessee Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Time is built into the schedule for participant questions.

To watch the February program, click here.

To watch the March program, click here.

To watch the April program, click here.

To sign up for the monthly series (you can chose multiple dates), click here.

2024 Schedule of Presenters and Topics and Series Overview