New Beginnings looks at aging in our society and provides a glimpse at a variety of creative church ministries that are being enjoyed by older adults. Mission opportunities and teaching service abound in the stories told on film. Lives are changing, transitions are occurring, and new beginnings are taking place for countless numbers of older adults in our congregations.
Filmed on location around the US, New Beginnings comprises individual short stories of older adults and the role their faith plays in their churches and communities. Among the several short stories explored in this 20-minute film are vignettes including feeding the homeless, tutoring children, visiting the home-bound and career transitions. Let New Beginnings spark creative ideas for your church's ministries with older adults!
This film was produced for The United Methodist Church by the General Board of Discipleship's Center on Aging & Older Adult Ministries and the United Methodist Committee on Older Adult Ministries. Also available in VHS .