Older Adult Council

The purpose of the Older Adult Council is to strengthen older adult ministries in the local churches and districts of the annual conference.

The Council offers resources for intentional ministries of the Virginia Conference “providing a place of welcome, spiritual nurture, discipleship and empowerment in ministry to, for, by, and with older adults.”

By our definition, older adults are those persons age 55 and above. However, programs of the Older Adult Council will never be restricted by age – minimum or maximum – as there is always something for each of us to learn and ways for us to grow in our individual and corporate spiritual journeys no matter what our age.     We recognize the wave of Baby Boomers are entering older adulthood and have unique needs for discipleship.  We encourage intergenerational ministries. 

Current program offerings:

  • Olde Time Revival (regionally held)
  • Sacred Circle Dance
  • Spiritual Legacy Boxes
  • Older Adults and Their Aging Parents
  • Experiencing God for Older Adults
  • Grief Ministries

The Council is a sponsor of the regionally held Faithful Aging Conference led by Lynchburg University and Pinnacle Living. 
In 2020 the Conference will be held at Bonsack United Methodist Church in Roanoke on Tuesday, March 31.  www.lynchburg.edu/.../faithful-aging-conference

For more information about the Older Adults Council, contact the Center for Next Generation Ministries,  PO Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606; phone: (804) 521-1139 or contact the chair of Council, Suzanne Spencer at (804)393-1070, schmidley711@gmail.com.



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The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
(804) 521-1100
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