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A Great Place to Grow Old
A Great Place to Grow Old

A Great Place to Grow Old

Fresh Perspectives on Ministry Among Older People


176 Pages, 5.25 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: January 2022

ISBN 9780232534580

Rights: WOR

Darton Longman & Todd Ltd (Jan 2022)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: January 2022


We live in an era of increasing numbers of elderly people, and the Church is ageing even faster than the world around us. Yet few churches have a clear strategy to reach out to the growing number of seniors in their community. Zechariah 8:4-5 tells us that the church should be a great place to grow old in, as well as a great place to grow up. A Great Place to Grow Old aims for precisely that.This is a book for all Christians with a heart for older people and seeking to find expression for their concern. It offers advice and resources to enable individuals and churches reach out effectively to the older people in their communities, to visit and support seniors in local care homes – and to take church to them where necessary.It is full of inspiring stories of lives impacted by successful ministry among seniors, practical advice and guidance for churches both with and without premises for hosting work with seniors, and teaching with an underlying biblical foundation of what it means to be human, and God’s heart for people of all ages.

Author Biography

Tina English is the founder of Embracing Age, a faith-inspired charity dedicated to improving the lives of older people, which aims to link every one of the 17,500 care homes in the UK with a local church.