Need More Volunteers in Your Church? Come and discover how to get the untapped resource of Baby Boomers more involved in your ministry–become a more intergenerational church.
Reaching and Unleashing Baby Boomers
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
14th and Anderson Ave
Offered in cooperation with Christian Financial Resources
Ministry with Boomers and Beyond
Service: The Linchpin of a Successful Ministry
The New Old: Trends of Effective Boomer Ministries
Breaking Down the Age Barriers: Practical Ways for Becoming an Intergenerational Church
Registration: $35 includes lunch ($40 after Jan. 1)
Schedule for the Day:
9:00-10:00 Session 1–Ministry with Boomers and Beyond
10:15-11:15 Session 2–Service: The Linchpin of a Successful Ministry
12:30-1:30 Session 3–The New Old: Trends of Effective Boomer Ministries
1:45-2:45 Session 4–Breaking Down the Age Barriers: Practical Ways for Becoming an Intergenerational Church
Amy Hanson, PhD
Dr. Amy Hanson is a speaker, writer, and consultant with a passion to help older adults discover a life of Christ-centered meaning and purpose. She speaks throughout the United States to pastors, health care professionals, and older adults on the unique needs and opportunities of a graying America.
At the age of 23, Amy became the full-time active adult minister at Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, where for five years she led a ministry of over 300 adults fifty and older.
Amy has a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Family Ministry from Manhattan Christian College, a Master’s degree in Gerontology from Abilene Christian University, and a PhD in Human Sciences from the University of Nebraska. She teaches several aging courses at the college-level and has conducted research on volunteerism among older adults in the church.
Amy’s experience also includes working with a Christian continuing care retirement community as well as serving on the Speakers Bureau for the Alzheimer’s Association. She has written a number of articles on older adult ministry for Leadership Network, Rev!, and Christian Standard, and she is the author of the book, Baby Boomers and Beyond: Tapping the Ministry Talents and Passions of Adults over 50.
Amy and her husband, Jon, live in Council Bluffs, Iowa, with their three children, Ella, Eli, and Elise.
Leadership Seminar Purpose
The Leadership Network Seminar has been an outreach ministry of Manhattan Christian College since 2006. Each one is designed to provide practical information on current and future ministry issues facing today’s church leaders. The low registration price makes it possible for multiple people from the same congregation or ministry staff to attend together, i.e. lead pastors, elders, Sunday School teachers, church staff, and any ministry leader who relies on volunteers.
Timeline of Leadership Seminar Themes/Speakers
2006 Guerrilla Ministry Jon Weece, Barry McMurtrie
2007 Foolish Leadership Jon Weece, Paul Williams
2008 The Sky’s the Limit Todd Hudson, Jerry Harris
2009 Building Bridges in Your Community Phil Alspaw, Doyle Roth
2010 Building a 1st Century Church in the 21st Century Doug Wood, Chuck Terrill
2011 The Good News in the Great Recession Clark Tanner, Mont Mitchell
2012 Moving Forward in a Modern World Clark Tanner, Mont Mitchell
2013 Stay Ready, Relevant, and Refreshed Todd Clark, Vince Antonucci
2014 The Healthy Elder Gary Johnson, David Roadcup, Jim Estep
2015 NexGen Jason Epperson, Youth Minister Lightning Talks
2016 Just Lead! Gary Johnson, David Roadcup, Jim Estep
2017 Ministry Security Robert Johnson, Cody Langdon, Robert Wild
Manhattan Christian College hosts a variety of events throughout the year to educate, equip, and enrich Christian leaders outside of the traditional classroom.