Every generation celebrates the potential of youth.
How great when every-generation eNTHUSIASM also extends to adults in life's second half!
WITH ALL GENERATIONS HELPING, YES! INSPIRES ADULTS OVER FIFTY
TO PRAY, SERVE, AND MAKE DISCIPLES MORE INTENTIONALLY.
Of course, YES! is not about us ... it's about you.
And no matter what your age, you fit into this YES! Young Enough to Serve picture.
Under fifty? Some of our best leaders, volunteers and supporters are well under fifty. Many want to see their parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and great grandparents thrive spiritually in their second half of life. Some are drawn in by the blatant injustice of ageism---our tendency to overlook someone's worth and potential because of age. And others see the value of having older friends and glean from their life experience.
Fifty or over? Serving isn't limited to physically demanding projects. God wants us to have the heart of a servant and to use our available gifts and resources for Him. It may be as simple as picking up the phone to encourage a friend or grandchild. Or serving as a class grandparent in a local elementary school.
Are you a ministry leader?
Are you young enough to serve?
YES! Young Enough to Serve celebrates the joy of extending fruitfulness.
YES! helps churches and ministries harness gifts—longevity, health, wisdom, maturity, relationships, resources and life experience—of adults in life's later seasons.
"Where am I, and how did I get here?" you may ask as you reluctantly join the fraternity of those over fifty, while quietly shredding your AARP invitation. You're not necessarily in denial about getting older; you just aren't ready for the bus ride to Branson.
While some churches are doing amazing things with their adults in life's second half, we've identified three primary challenges. We too often settle for becoming 1) too retired, 2) too segregated and 3) too non-viral.
YES! constantly looks for new and better ways to challenge churches in America toward ministry that reflects God's calling and design for the later years of life:
Renewing PURPOSE: Deepening the serving identity of Christians at midlife and beyond, using our freedom to serve others in greater ways.
Energizing HEARTS: Strengthening collaboration with younger generations---acknowledging we need their help to shift away from broken, self-sufficient paradigms of 50+ ministry.
- Redeeming LIVES: Returning anew to our call as Christians to go and make disciples.