There are a variety of ways to set-up a Baby Boomers and Beyond Weekend and we will work with you to create just the right event for your ministry context. The idea is to combine relevant teaching with inspirational stories to create an environment where older adults will be empowered to impact their world for Christ.
Here are a few suggested formats:
Option 1: Host a Friday evening and Saturday morning conference or retreat with 1 session on Friday night and 2 sessions on Saturday morning.
Option 2: Host a Saturday morning conference with 2 or 3 sessions.
Option 3: Lengthen the time of the conference, either through option 1 or option 2 and include breakout sessions utilizing members of your church and community as leaders. We can brainstorm together about what breakout topics would be most beneficial to your needs and goals.
We had big expectations for our Baby Boomers and Beyond seminar with Amy Hanson and she met and even exceeded them. Amy gave our boomers and halftimers a new perspective on aging and they were energized to use what they have been given for the Kingdom. We are looking forward to having Amy return.
So, how do I make a weekend like this happen at my Church?
It’s as easy as contacting Amy and scheduling the event! However, to ensure that a Baby Boomers and Beyond Weekend will make a lasting impact you may want to consider the following:
- Form a leadership team of baby boomers and beyond to help plan the event.
- Begin to outline the specifics of the weekend event: When? Where? What format? (Consider the 3 options listed above. Option 2 seems to be the most popular).
- Prepare several next steps for people to take after the weekend is over. You may want to schedule several service opportunities and make these available at the Baby Boomers and Beyond conference. Other suggestions would be to host a Baby Boomers and Beyond Bible study or Sunday school class.
Amy is available to help you throughout the process. She can share what other churches have done and she will try to answer your questions and offer suggestions.
One other note: Churches often find it valuable to have Amy come in before the conference or stay after the conference to teach and consult with the church leadership, which often includes some staff members and lay-leaders.
We look forward to partnering with you! If you’d like more information, please e-mail Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.