In Numbers 8:23-26, we find an interesting template for the chapters of life. The passage (which specifically addressed the Old Testament priesthood) suggests that the first third of life is a time of preparation. The middle third of life is hands on ministry. But the final stage of life is designed to be a time of pouring back into those who are living in stages one and two! In other words, when we become seniors, life is as much about "retreading" as it is about "retiring"! Hopefully, it's a time of convergence, where the gifts God has developed in our lives over a lifetime can now be used to assist others in taking the lead.
The following reflects some of the ministries that though they are not exclusively for seniors, especially have seniors in mind:
A seniors group under the leadership of Gary and Joanie Warner is also beginning afresh in the spring of 2017. The group activities will consist of bimonthly breakfasts or lunches, quarterly outings, and service projects in the community. If interested in knowing more, please contact Gary at 740.802.1356.
Getting old isn't for sissies! But it is an opportunity to give back, pour back, enjoy rich fellowship, and make a difference! So let' hear it for seniors committed to being the light of Christ where they live, work, and play!