Top Down Second Half of Life Ministry Seminary Curricula
Second Half of Life Ministry Seminary Curricula (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iV6jXHGRfU&feature=youtu.be) was written to emphasize the need for training and equipping about a new life stage, Elderhood (ages 65-84), life after adulthood; for religious students; seminary graduate pastors; and elderhood protirement laymen desiring training and equipping for the best uses their time for the Lord.
Both change agents and advocates share the vision of putting into the hands of religious institutions, a track of training that will better equip pastors to effectively reach and mobilize elderhood protirement adults.
It calls for change advocates to recruit change agents within their circle of influence across the nation who are inside their college and university community who want to support the Second Half of Life Ministry Seminary Curricula for their institution.
The basis for the following curricula ideas are the result of being a sexagenarian experiencing directly many of the issues; a decade of personal research on each life stage, protirement, longevity 30-year bonus, third & fourth age plus volumes of books and articles on the need for seminary training and equipping as following:
Certification in Aging Ministries
Certification in Gerontology
Church Philanthropy Development
Elderhood Protirement Recruiting,Training, and Placement
Second-Half Unchurched Evangelism
Second Half of Life Planning:
Essential Non Legal Documents
New Beginnings website
Fundamental Retirement/Protirement Planning
AD and other dementia
Cultivation of an inter-generational culture
Death and dying preparation
Establishment of a system to have meaningful contact with those leaving full-time employment
Helping oneself and others finish extremely well
Individual lay ministry leader philosophy
New beginnings positive longevity attitude nurturing
A benevolent and generous lifestyle
Volunteering and working alongside gifted pastors
The above list is not necessarily complete or totally accurate. However, it is a starting point.
The book was also written to showcase a Second-Half Ministry Reading Certification Series for training and equipping at all levels.
Implementation will require (1) Not trying to fix past blame, (2) Accepting responsibility for making an aging difference, and (3) Doing what is right, with what one has, where one is, and for as long as one can.
You can make a difference in helping to implement these curricula ideas by committing your time to research the subject (and independently join the team by becoming a Change Advocates and/or Agents.
We are all in this together, growing older. Do not hesitate to email, call or write me.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-395-1626, Robert W. Chism (Bob), New Beginnings,1513 Eagle Ridge Drive, Antioch, IL 60002