Elder Fire Ministries

The largest mission field in America isn’t what you would expect. It isn’t youth or event kids, yet we offer ministries catered to those age groups. The largest mission field in America is those 50+. Elder Fire is a ministry for those 50+ and we hope you will join us during our special times of fellowship.

Once you get past fifty, the fun has just begun. Whether retired, just plain tired, or active as ever, the over-50 group of Old River Assembly of God provides refreshment, ministry, and times of valuable interaction. A mentoring ministry gives older believers a chance to meet with, and help younger believers grow in Christ.

Mission Statement: To provide Christian Fellowship for seniors and an outreach for seniors in the church and community. To provide food and words of encouragement for shut-ins. To encourage those in our Fellowship who are 50 and over to participate in activities that foster spiritual growth and health, age-level educational pursuits, evangelistic outreach, and wholesome fellowship events. To promote strong focal points of need, so that people may be involved in an area that interest them.
 
 
Welcome! I hope that as you use the Senior Adult Ministries website you will find information along with links to various resources that will be beneficial.
 
 
Ten Goals for Senior Adults
1. Admit you are a senior adult. In many cultures those over fifty are highly esteemed. Look for ways to honor those who are older than you, setting precedence for the younger generation.
 
2. Assess your past and prepare for the future. Consider how God has provided spiritually for you and determine now to begin or continue your relationship with Him.
 
3. Avail yourself of education regarding health issues. Many communities and medical centers provide free screenings and classes to keep you aware of symptoms and treatment before they become serious.

4. Accompany older senior adults to activities and doctors’ visits. Your help is invaluable to them, and you will learn from their experiences how to enhance your own life as a senior.

5. Allow yourself to set new priorities and commitments. Determine what is important to you and approach these ideals with a renewed commitment of achievement.

6. Account for your financial status and goals. Examine your insurance policies, bank accounts, wills, and trusts and decide what you can do to enhance your finances for the future.

7. Attend activities provided by your church and community. Fellowship with others stimulates the mind and eliminates self-pity.

8. Approach others and encourage them to attend senior adult classes and activities. You will add to your circle of friends and benefit both you and them.

9. Analyze anxieties and give them to God. His assurance of care and peace allows you to mature spiritually.

10. Anticipate all God has for you as a senior adult and become aware of the blessing you can be to others.

The World’s Graying Population

There are 600 million people older than 60, a number that is projected to triple over the next 50 years to 2 billion.  By 2050, the number of people older than 60 will exceed the number of children younger than 14 for the first time in history. The population of people older than 60 is growing by 2 percent each year, considerably faster than the general population. The fastest growing group is those 80 years or older. Now, one in 10 people are in the group; by the middle of the century, one in five will be in the category.In 2000, nearly twice as many women as men were older than 80 and nearly five times as many women as men were older than 100.