Senior Ministry Philosophy and Approach

At Trinity Lutheran Church in Mission and Shawnee, Kansas, we have a Senior Ministry focused on the spiritual, health, and resource care of seniors. Trinity has a growing number of members who are living longer and trying to live active and useful lives. In the 1950s the Lutheran Church saw and acted upon a need to provide dedicated leadership in ministering to our youth. At Trinity we are trying to take that model and make an added emphasis on older adults.

Our approach is three pronged. We look to the spiritual well being of our members and community with Bible classes, involvement in worship services, service projects, and calls on the homebound. We look to your health needs by offering experts on issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, housing choices when it is time to leave your home, home safety and security, and county programs aimed specifically at assisting older adults. We try to help with resource and legal issues, offering talks about wills, trusts, and advance directives, and speakers from the Social Security Administration.

In addition we offer fun activities such as a presentation of a Martin Luther one-man play and sponsoring a bus to a performance of Handel’s Messiah. We also offer to our older members the opportunity to leave a video  record of their faith journey with our Legacy talks.

We believe that God’s children are created for the honorable purpose of serving our great Triune God. What we are able to do physically may change, but as God’s children we still have the calling to serve. It is important that our churches find opportunities to do the Spirit’s work. Age should not change who we are and our desire to discern His will. It is always an honor to serve Him.

Spiritual

  • Regular Sunday morning Bible Classes
  • 50+ Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10:15am, September through May
  • Worship service involvement
  • Service projects
  • Legacy talks

Health and Wellbeing

Trinity offers a monthly speaker series that provides helpful information on topics relevant to older adults, including:

  • Housing choices
  • Safety and security
  • County services
  • Health issues

Fellowship

Come and have fun with our seniors! Fellowship is our forte! Through the Senior Ministry and the 50+ Bible study group, there are parties throughout the year, special guest entertainers, and bus trips to events.

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