Encore! 55+ Ministry
Encore Ministry Team Mission Statement
Intentionally minister to seniors through grace, fellowship, missions, and stewardship through Christ who works through us.
On January 1, 2011, at one second after midnight, an unusual event occurred. Kathy Casey became the first of the baby boomer generation to turn 65 years old. For the next 18 years, every 7.5 seconds another of the 79 million "boomers" will turn sixty years old. Over the next 8 years, those 55 to 64 years old will grow from 29 million to 40 million strong. The 85-plus age group is growing three times faster than any other age group. Over 11,000 people turn 50 every day in America, and there are four times more senior adults than college students. Two-thirds of those in the world who have lived to be 65 are alive today.
Encore! is here to serve 55+ Adults, at wherever age you are in life. Many are waiting until 65 or older to “retire”, meaning many adults over 55 years old are in their prime vocational years, choosing to work longer. So, we have chosen to reflect those patterns, and have researched activities for ages 55 to 65, and 65 +. Many activities and outreach will combine the ages, but some will cater to either the older or younger groups.
The Encore Leadership Team that meets monthly is the group that plans, receives ideas, sets budget, and provides visionary leadership for our Encore! Ministry. Please contact them for any ideas, thoughts, concerns, and encouragement.