Leadership in Lockdown

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Faith in Later Life (Webinar)

How can we reach out to and serve older people in our churches and communities?


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There has been an immense burden and impact on older people during the coronavirus pandemic. There is a real opportunity to reach out to more than 11m people who are aged over 65 in the UK.

FIEC National Director John Stevens was joined by Carl Knightly, CEO of Faith in Later Life, and Pippa Cramer, Pastoral Care and Seniors Minister at Holy Trinity Church Claygate, in Surrey, to discuss how our churches can reach older people well with the gospel.

00:00 - Bible reflection: 1 Thessalonians 2:4

06:30 - Faith in Later Life

23:16 - Leading ministry to older people in a local church

42:03 - Q&A

  • How can e serve older people in our churches well who don't consider themselves as 'older people'?
  • How can we reach older people in our communities who don't consider themselves old with the gospel?

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Coronavirus update

During the webinar, John Stevens also gave an update on the latest coronavirus restrictions and the implications for churches, including corporate singing.


  • How does the government define 'congregational singing'?
  • Can e encourage vulnerable people back to church now?
  • Can a group of ten church leaders meet in person in a church building?

You can watch previous webinars and sign up for future webinars on the Leadership in Lockdown page.

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