Older Adult Ministry
ELCA Churchwide Assembly Action CA99.03.10
Passed by the 1999 Churchwide Assembly in Denver, Colorado.
To affirm the support for the International Year of Older Persons as expressed by the Indiana-Kentucky Synod and the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod;
To express support for the celebration of the International Year of Older Persons in 1999 through the promotion of churchwide, synodical, and congregational events and activities, including on-going dialogue under the theme "Toward a Society for All Ages";
To encourage churchwide units responsible for evangelism, spiritual nurture, mentor support, educational opportunities, and volunteer service to develop ministry resources that focus on and are inclusive of older adults; and
To refer this memorial to the ELCA Cabinet of Executives with the request that the Cabinet facilitate discussion of older adult ministry in the planning processes of churchwide division boards and commission steering committees during the next biennium.