August 2-5, 2012
Spirituality and the "Boomer" Generation - a Theological Perspective
Dr. Rick Gentzler, Instructor, will lead the August Allers Academy on Theology for the Practice of Ministry- with the “boomer” generation.The Norman T. Allers Academy for Older Adult Ministry at Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center is offered in cooperation with the Southeastern Jurisdiction Association of Older Adults.
The Norman T. Allers Academy for Older Adult Ministries
The Academy exists to provide training, mentoring, and confirmation for the validity of ministry to, for, by, and with older adults. One primary objective is to provide UM-GBHEM approved coursework leading to para-professional certification in Older Adult Ministry. Para-professional curriculum/courses are offered in a three-year cycle for persons (workers or volunteers) seeking to improve their skills in working in the care or ministry for older adults: www.gbhem.org/site/pp.aspx.
The Norman T. Allers Academy is not a substitute for seminary, or credited courses in higher education. It is intended to complement all existing training, courses of study, and special training for ministry with older adults. While the Academy is rooted in the Wesleyan tradition, it is open to all denominations. The Academy combines rigorous intellectual challenge with networking opportunities, skill development, validation of call, and spiritual formation. The design of the Academy invites dialogue and reciprocal teaching and learning of best practices for the 21st Century.
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Tracks available for this course:
1. Full Participation
2. Allers Academy Certification (Requires Entrance Fee and Registration)
3. Older Adult Ministry Para-Professional Track (Requires Entrance Fee and Registration)
Full Participation in this 4-day course qualifies for 2 (CEU) Continuing Education Units.