An old friend who has been the pastor of a rural Lutheran congregation for more than two decades sent me the message below in response to the question I posed earlier this week about what ministry to older adults might look like.
His response offers us a very important perspective on what multi-generational pastoral care looks like. There are many who may not have “Pastor” on our business cards, but have been graced by God with pastoral gifts. My friend’s experience may inspire some of you to recognize the important work God is doing through you to provide spiritual nurture and care for those in your world. And if you know of a pastor who is providing this kind of care for those in his charge, let him know that you honor his obedience and service to God. [Read more]