Beyond 50 Ministries

Mission Statement:

The Beyond 50 Ministries Task Force of the Florida Annual Conference will equip church leaders (clergy and laity) to utilize the spiritual gifts and talents of older adults as vital disciples of Jesus Christ by

  1. Building awareness of the complexity of the adult community over the age of 50;
  2. Educating and equipping church leaders (clergy and laity) by providing resources and information about older adults for all ages;
  3. Encouraging and supporting advocacy, evangelism, and regional/local events for the inclusion and complete integration of adults beyond 50 in the Body of Christ;
  4. Cooperating with church leaders to develop and share models for innovative, creative ministry by, with and for all adults beyond the age of 50, churched and unchurched; 
  5. Providing mentoring to support churches involved in ministry of adults over 50; and
  6. Developing financial resources for ministries of adults beyond 50. 

For more information about Beyond 50 Ministries, please contact:  Gary Rideout or Jerry Smith  

General Board of Discipleship's Center on Aging & Older Adult Ministries

Facilitator's Manual
The Beyond 50 Ministries Task Team of the Florida Conference has prepared a resource for use in developing or strengthening older adult ministries in local churches.  It includes creating awareness of the issues that older adults of all ages face, and it equips churches for ministry by, with, and for older adults in the challenging years ahead. If you would like to have a trained Beyond 50 Ministries facilitator equip clergy and laity in your church, please contact  Gary Rideout or Jerry Smith.  Please note that while this training is free, your church should plan to reimburse mileage and overnight expenses, if necessary.

Facilitator's Manual
Reading Resources

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The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011