Senior Ministry Conference 2018

The second annual North American Lutheran Church Senior Adult Ministry Conference will be held on October 30-31 at Reformation Lutheran Church, Culpeper, Virginia.  It will begin at 8:00am on October 30 and conclude at Noon on October 31.  Topics covered will include: renewing the congregation through older adults, developing a discipleship centered senior adult ministry, compelling mature adults to follow the call to service, and incorporating an inter-generational ministry into the life of the local church.  The event will also include workshops and break-out sessions.

Featured Presenters Include:

Dr. Charles Arn is a visiting professor of church ministry and outreach at Wesley Seminary in Marion, Indiana.  He is a pioneer of senior adult ministry in the United States, having written several books in this field including, “Catching the Age Wave” and “White Unto Harvest.”

Dr. Arn is a popular speaker known for his creative communication. He is considered one of the leading authorities and spokespersons in the field of congregational health and growth. He is past President of the American Society of Church Growth, an association of professors, executives, pastors, and consultants dedicated to the study of evangelism and congregational outreach. Dr. Arn brings to Wesley Seminary over 30 years of experience and leadership in the field of congregational life, health, and growth. He has authored 15 books, edited five others, and is a regular contributor to several nationally known pastoral websites. He is a popular speaker nationally and overseas.

Dr. Arn is married to Ann, who works with special needs children in a local school district. Sixteen years ago Ann and Charles adopted his 6-year old nephew—Michael—following the unexpected death of Michael’s father and handicapped mother. Charles’ favorite past-time is riding his Honda Goldwing motorcycle in the mountains and along the coast of southern California, where he has lived for the past 43 years.

Practical Information:

  • Registration:  The non-refundable cost of this conference is only $25.00.  This price includes conference materials and lunch.  To register:  2018 Registration.
  • Hotel Information:  No hotel block has been reserved, as it is cheaper to use Expedia or Hotels.Com.  Recommendations and current prices (subject to change) include:
    • Best Western Culpeper Inn ($89 per night)
    • Holiday Inn Express Culpeper ($129 per night)
    • Quality Inn Culpeper ($80 per night)
  • Questions?  Please email Pastor Brad Hales at bhales@thenalc.org.

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