Ministering to the Elderly

By Grant Crawford

We have learnt a lot about ministering to the elderly during our years here at NCF Church. Here are a couple of points we think are valuable when it comes to ministering to the elderly.
  • The older you get the more resistant you get to the gospel.
  • Send the elderly to preach the gospel to the elderly.
  • Honour the elderly, especially in times of big change.
  • A widow’s list is necessary for a reason.
  • A dedicated person in this arena is invaluable
  • The Biblical imperative is families look after widows first, then the church.
  • The elderly are capable of amazing fruitfulness till the very end of their lives
  • The elderly can relate to the young, they just need the environment/invitation.

We hope that this resource blesses you and your ministry to the elderly. Feel free to print, edit and distribute this document.