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Senior Adult Ministry in the 21st Century: Step-By-Step Strategies for Reaching People over 50 Paperback – June 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Group Pub Inc (June 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764424521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764424526
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,268,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. David P. Gallagher is the pastor of Palm West Community Church in Sun City West, Arizona--a congregation specifically designed to reach people over 50 and the author of Healing Takes Time. He is a popular speaker and writer with forty years of ministry experience. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Dr. Dave Gallagher is a conference speaker, Pastor and author who leads conferences on "Reaching the 50+ Generation." He is on staff at Palm West Community Church in Sun City West, AZ: www.palmwestchurch.org For information about seminars, conferences or resources check Dave's Website: www.agingsuccessfullytoday.com

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Brad Childs on May 20, 2006
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Chapter 1 Getting to Know Senior Adults
One thing that I found particularly interesting about the book Senior Adult Ministry in the 21st Century was the idea that today's seniors have more friends than ever before. Senior adults are becoming much more sociable these days. They are generally healthier and emphatically happier. In a way, they have followed our cultural and social trends. Case in point: seniors are described in this book as loving predictability (pg 16). I've heard it said that "McDonalds is the most popular hamburger restaurant in the world; not because people expect to get the best burger but because people know what there going to get". It's true. Whenever you enter into a McDonalds (with a few possible exceptions) you find the washrooms in the same place as in any other McDonalds, the registers in the same place, the same art on the walls and the same exact food. Seniors, like all of us love predictability. We love to know what's coming our way. The main thing I have taken from this chapter is that senior's ministry (like youth ministry) thrives on repetition and predictability.
Chapter 2 Getting Started in Senior Adult Ministry
Probably the most impacting thing that I took from this chapter was the idea of a holistic community. In earlier times, the churches were the social centers for most communities. The clergy were generally the most educated people in the area and so often represented the people and counseled them. The church also functioned as an activities center for many groups and whole families remained in the same church for their entire lives.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John Jackson on March 20, 2004
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Dr. Gallagher knows about what he writes about! Dr. Gallagher is a long-time Christian Education expert who has, in his later years of ministry, addressed the key need of Senior Adults.
Dr. Gallagher works in a church that reaches his target population in an effective way. Learning how to reach this target group "step by step" is exactly what this book teaches.
Demographic studies suggest that the "age wave" is something that will become a larger and larger aspect of local church ministry. Dr. Gallagher helps us catch that wave right now!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Richard Chung on June 8, 2003
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This is a very well written book by a pastor with a strong ministry to senior adults.
I especially like it because it is full of practical and helpful ideas.
Dr. Dave gives great insight into all areas of ministry.
I highly recommend this book!
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By Dorothy Spann on March 17, 2014
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Very practical book. Information can be used by pastors and lay leaders. Seniors are viewed as productive adults.
Recommended reading for senior ministries.
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This book opened my eyes to areas that senior adults are looking for help .
The varied ideas of what seniors can do to make a difference in their church & communities.
Don't put us on a shelf to collect dust.
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