Does it feel to you as if there is just not enough time anymore to do all you want to do? That can be particularly true as it relates to learning. In order to address this issue, Discipleship Ministries offers a wide range of webinars for you. The term webinar is a merging of two words “web” and seminar” and is simply a seminar training format that is conducted online. These webinars are offered at no cost to you, since they are provided by your World Service dollars. You may attend these sitting at home instead of traveling to a common site for a workshop. And if you miss when they are offered, all are recorded and can be accessed from the website!
Upcoming webinars are listed at http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/webinars each month. The Older Adult webinars for this year can also be located at our website’s Older Adult Tab, but are also listed individually with a link to register at http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/leadership-resources/older-adults1. Registration is important because it helps the Office on Aging and Older Adult Ministry to keep track of who are using these resources, so we can improve them.
The upcoming webinars offered by the Office on Aging and Older Adult Ministries in 2015 are as follows:
February 10, 2015 - BOOMERS R US! How to Minister with Baby Boomers
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - Re-imagining Retirement
June 9, 2015 - Where to Get Started with Older Adult Ministry
August 11, 2015 - Seasons: The Liturgical Year -- Opportunities for Older Adult Ministry
October 13, 2015 - Best Intergenerational Practices
December 8, 2015 - Dementia Care for Churches
Archived webinars offer another source of training. Although viewers cannot add to the discussion, as with live participation through the chat box or to ask questions in real time, they should be able to contact the presenters via e-mail.. Below are archived webinars by title and date that might be of interest to Older Adults or Older Adult Ministries leaders. Loctae them at on our website at www.umcdiscipleship.org/leadership-resources/archived-webinars. Scroll down until you find listed webinars that interest you. Or just follow these direct links (just click on the title) for webinars targeted for Older Adult and Intergenerational Ministries.
Intergenerational Ministry with Older Adults
Generation 2 Generation; Sharing Jesus (original date) 5/14/2013
Intergenerational Activities for Older Adults & Children (original date) 10/23/2013
How Adults Learn (including Older Adults)
How Adults Learn Part 1 (original date) 8/26/2012
How Adults Learn Part 2 (original date) 9/8/2012
How Adults Learn Part 3 (original date) 11/13/2012
The New Senior or Baby Boomer Ministry
The New Seniors: Boomers (original date) 6/20/2013
It is our hope that you will find these webinars useful and informative, as well as inspirational, for your own Older Adult Ministries. If there are other topics that you would like to see covered, by all means, let us know.