The Bible teaches us that ‘seniors’ are important and valuable to God. For example, it was an ‘eighty-something year old’ who led Israel out of Egypt, and other elderly people played important roles in God’s story. The Bible is full of encouragement to value older people.
At ABC caring for the older people, those within the Church and those in the wider community of Ampthill, is regarded as a highly valued and rewarding responsibility. Seniors have a lot to offer us all as they share the wisdom and experiences of life, as well as the time, enthusiasm, and service of their retirement years. We particularly value the prayers of those who are now less able to attend services but remain important members of the church community.
There are now 11 million people aged 65 or over in the UK and this figure is expected to rise. This is both a challenge and an opportunity for the Church. To paraphrase the words of the Apostle Paul, “There is a wide-open door for a great work…” (1 Corinthians 16:8).
ABC ministry to ‘seniors’ aims to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ in word and action to those within the ABC congregation and also senior citizens in the wider community. We invite everyone to engage in prayer support, help or to participate in the various seniors ministries (listed in the right hand menu).
Find out more about Jesus and the Christian faith at Christianity.org.uk
The safety and well-being of seniors and vulnerable adults is of the highest priority in all ABC’s activities and events. All our leaders and helpers are required to have DBS clearance, and we operate a safeguarding policy which covers all aspects of our church groups and events. This is continually reviewed, and a summary statement is on display on the noticeboard at church.
The full safeguarding policy can be seen here.