Changing Seasons

Older People's Ministries

William Booth College and online

William Booth College and online

Two older couples walking and laughing holding coffee

An interactive course designed to equip people for ministry with older people.

Lieut-Colonel Drew McCombe, Secretary for Mission, says: 'Are we ready for the opportunities and challenges facing our ageing corps and communities?

'Changing Seasons is a detailed, proven and highly relevant training opportunity from our Older People’s Ministries team that can make a huge difference to our corps and our local mission to the wider world. It’s very timely, well researched and is highly recommended.'

Module dates

Module 1: An introduction to ministry with older people

  • Tuesday 19 September 2023, 9.30am – 4.15pm, William Booth College

Module 2: Mission and discipleship

  • Tuesday 31 October 2023, 9.30am – 4.15pm, online

Module 3: Loneliness and isolation

  • Wednesday 1 November 2023, 9.30am – 4.15pm, online

Module 4: Module 4: Transitions in later life

  • Thursday 22 February 2024, 9.30am – 4.15pm, William Booth College

Course duration

The four modules are delivered over a year – one day for each module.

Delegates can choose how many modules they want to attend.

Suitable for

Anyone who is interested in exploring ministry with older people. This would include:

  • Officers
  • Corps employees
  • Chaplains
  • Volunteers
  • Divisional or Territorial Envoys


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