Reaching the over 50’s

Date: Saturday 12th October 2013

Venue: St Thomas Church, Chatsworth Road, Brampton, Chesterfield, S40 3AW

Cost: £5 Includes lunch and refreshments

Contact: Steve Martin steve.martin@cvm.org.uk

We are very aware of the unique challenges, opportunities and skills that exist with older men across the CVM Network. We are looking to expand, focus and build this work, to better equip older men to serve each other, address the unique challenges that they face as they get older and encourage them to witness to their friends. Another area that we are keen to explore is how younger and older men can interact to support, encourage and disciple one another. We are therefore holding a workshop in Chesterfield on 12 Oct. We are praying that there will be CVM group leaders and coordinators, those involved in church leadership, members of the CVM 50 plus blog team, those with a heart for reaching the boomers and any men who wish to develop their ministries of apostle, prophet, evangelist , pastor and teacher. We particularly welcome anyone who wants to develop their gift of encouragement!

The seminars will be interactive with a feedback and wash up session at the end of the day. Considerable time will be spent in prayer and listening to God. We will ask for ideas for perhaps a new name for the 50 plus group. Some guys feel that 50 is a bit young while others feel that preparation for retirement may start early! It is important to remind ourselves that the 50 plus group is an integral part of CVM, at the core and not an extra.

Seminar 1 – Suneel Shivdasani

Individual challenges eg loneliness, loss, preparation for retirement, vocation, family, old age, change.

Seminar 2 – Steve Redman and Roger Leitch

Local Church eg Discipleship, prayer triplets, men`s ministry across all ages, men friendly churches.

Seminar 3 – Steve Winks and Eddie James

Practical Outreach eg Besom, food banks, overseas ministry, outreach to older men, mission strategy.