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Word and Spirit Institute

Module 4 of Ministry for the Aging Certificate Program

We welcome you to the opening conference of the 4th course of the Ministry for the Aging Certificate Program. As with all Word and Spirit Institute courses, the opening full day conference is open to all those interested in the topic as well as those who will be doing the course work.

Course Title: Aging, Stages of Human Development, and Spirituality

Course Description: We naturally recognize youth and adolescence as special periods of our lives, each with unique challenges, responsibilities and opportunities. Whether we consider the second half of life or the last third, there are further unique challenge for each of us. Aging presents ambiguities and tensions: between fruition and decline; between satisfactions and losses; between failures, regrets, “could have been”s, and unlived dreams…and the glorious fulfillment of the Promises of God in Christ Jesus (Revelation 21-22). We undoubtedly have a unique message and a unique hope to live and to share. To care for the aging means we each must also care for the unique old man or woman slowing awakening within us. In this course, we look together at the unique privileges, challenges, and opportunities both for our own growth and for ministry, as we explore the spiritual and personal challenges of the human aging process.

Saturday March 3, 8:30am for registration;

9:00am to 4:00pm for conference (lunch provided)

Bethel Canadian Reformed Church, 11251 Bayview Ave. Richmond Hill, ON

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Earlier Event: March 1
Preconfession Class
Later Event: March 4
Morning Service